New Delhi: The CBSE on Friday morning declared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) result 2017 on its official www.cbseneet.nic.in, ending the suspense for thousands of students who appeared for the exams to medical and dental courses across the country.
Here’s all you need to know about the declaration of results:
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results on its official website at 10:45am on Friday, June 23.
“Result of NEET (UG) - 2017 has been declared as per the directives of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. Good Wishes to all candidates from CBSE,” a declaration on the official website said.
The CBSE, earlier this month, displayed the images of OMR answer sheets and aspirants' responses to the questions on its website, www.cbseneet.nic.in, for challenge by students only for two days, instead of three as mentioned in the information bulletin. The answer keys were displayed on June 15.
* In a relief for thousands of students, the Supreme Court last month allowed the CBSE to declare the NEET results. The SC ordered a stay on the Madras High Court’s order, which had halted results, and said that the HC shouldn’t tinker with medical admission schedule.
* The NEET examination for admission to MBBS and BDS (dental) courses was held on May 7. Around 10.5 lakh students appeared for the exam in either Hindi or English, while around 1.25 lakh to 1.50 lakh students appeared in eight vernacular languages.
* On May 24, the Madras High Court granted interim stay on the publication of NEET results on a batch of pleas alleging that a uniform question paper was not given in the examination and there was a vast difference between the ones in English and in Tamil.
* The petitioners before the HC demanded that the NEET 2017 be cancelled and a fresh exam with a uniform question paper be conducted.
* The HC had also directed the Medical Council of India, the director of CBSE and the Union Health Ministry to file counter affidavits on these pleas pending before it.
* The CBSE on June 9 approached the Supreme Court against the HC ruling, saying that because of the HC order, the entire schedule of counselling and subsequent admission for medical courses through NEET has gone "haywire".
* Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, appearing for the CBSE, had told the Supreme Court that challenge to the different sets of questions in vernacular languages were on wrong assumptions that they were difficult as the experts had examined that they were different from those in English or Hindi medium but the level of difficulty cannot be said to be different.
Singh said that questions were different to keep the larger interest protected on the ground that if there was a leakage of a set of paper in a vernacular language, the majority of students would be protected as candidates appearing in any particular language were less than those opting for English or Hindi.
* Singh also contended that a number of pleas had been filed in various high courts in NEET-related matters and the high courts had entertained these petitions despite the apex court's order that no other court shall hear such matters.