CBSE to challenge stay on NEET

THE HANS INDIA |   Jun 08,2017 , 02:32 AM IST

Not possible to declare results today as scheduled 

(Picture used for representational purpose only)
(Picture used for representational purpose only)

New Delhi: The CBSE on Wednesday told the Gujarat High Court that it will challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madras and Gujarat High Courts granting interim stay on the publication of NEET results across the country. 

After the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court which adjourned the case to June 12 after hearing the petition while staying the results, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction at the explanation given by the CBSE counsel and adjourned the hearing to June 13. 

The CBSE is, however, in no mood, according to sources, to relent in this regard and would like to challenge any negative outcome in these courts even as it prepares itself to release the results. "There is no merit in their argument. In fact, we are ready with the results. 

We could approach the Apex Court very soon. There is no change in our stand. If the exam was tough, then it was tough in both English and regional languages. The wait won’t be much longer anyway," sources said.

The CBSE has said that it will not be possible to declare the NEET results on the scheduled date, June 8. Students can check the official website — for more updates.

The Madras High Court ordered the production of the NEET question papers in all 10 languages on June 12, to take a further decision on the declaration of the results of the test held on May 7 for admission to undergraduate medical courses.

The CBSE authorities dismissed the contention of the petitioners that the challenge levels were higher in regional languages than in English. The only reason it had undertaken such an exercise was to prevent leakages. 

Even if leakages took place in vernacular languages, they would be in a position to conduct a re-exam only to those candidates of that regional language without much of a problem as only a miniscule of students appeared in vernacular language test. 

Seeking vacation of the stay in the Madras HC, the CBSE counter said the question papers had been set -- at easy, average and tough levels -- and they had been moderated by the experts and the issue of one question being tougher than the other did not arise.

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