The Supreme Court has allowed the CBSE to declare the NEET 2017 result. The petition filed by the CBSE was allowed by the Supreme Court. As a result of this order, CBSE can declare the results for the MBBS and BDS courses.
The date of the declaration will be however be fixed by the CBSE. The Supreme Court also directed all High Courts not to entertain petitions on NEET 2017. With the SC order the stay on the declaration of results by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has also been lifted. The petition before the Gujarat High Court too will not be heard as a result of the SC verdict. Both the cases on before the two High Courts have also been stayed by the SC.
The CBSE had made a mention before the SC to hear the matter on an urgent basis. It had said that the fate of lakhs of students depended on the results. There has already been a considerable delay in the declaration of the results owing to the petitions pending before the Madras and Gujarat High Courts.
SC order in a nut-shell
- SC allows CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results
- No high courts in country can entertain NEET 2017 matter
- Stay on declaration of results by Madras High Court vacated
- Matter before Gujarat High Court stayed
- CBSE can fix date to declare results
- No re-examinations
In the SC today
The SC agreed to hear the appeal and also transfer petitions on Monday. The Madras HC had on May 24 stayed the declaration of results on the ground that the NEET question papers for nearly 10.5 lakh students who took examination in English and Hindi were same but it was different for those who appeared in the test in eight other vernacular languages, which was ordered for the first time this year by the SC.
Parents don't want re-exam
Parents of NEET 2017 aspirants have urged the CBSE not to re-conduct the examination. There is too much speculation and delay in the result owing to various petitions being filed in the High Courts.
16 parents have sent representations to to the board not to re-conduct the exam. They say it would not be fair to make 11 lakh students take the exam again. The letter was titled as "Finding a solution to equalize the scores if required of various papers of NE ET UG 2017, so that it is not reconducted and the results be declared expeditiously.
Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh sought an urgent hearing on the CBSE's appeal before a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta.
The ASG said delay in declaration of NEET results would not only create anxiety among a vast section of the student community, but would also put in jeopardy timely completion of admissions to undergraduate courses - MBBS and BDS - in government and private medical colleges, the time schedule for which has been fixed by the Supreme Court.
Two High Courts, Madras and Gujarat have entertained petitions on NEET results and the CBSE sought transfer of these two petitions to the SC to maintain uniformity in judicial pronouncements.
The Madras High Court questioned the CBSE why the NEET 2017 exam could not be completed immediately after the plus 2 exams. The court said that it could not accept that the CBSE was the best pattern.
The court also asked how students could face the exam when there is no uniform syllabus across the country.
CBSEs stand on NEET 2017
The CBSE said that the decision to have different question papers in vernacular languages different from those in English and Hindi was to ensure that in the event of any leak of question papers in vernacular languages, it would not entail cancellation of the entire examination.