SC Lifts Madras High Court’s Stay On NEET Results

About 22 lakh students who wrote Neet examination on May 7 had a sigh of relief when the apex court on Monday stayed the Madras High Court order and asked the authorities to announce the results so that the admission schedule is not adversely affected.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)to declare the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), overruling the stay order issued by the Madras High Court on May 24 to put on hold the declaration of results. With the Apex Court instructing CBSE to initiate the admission process, the long wait of about 12 lakh aspirants for admission has come to a close.

The NEET is held for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses in the colleges recognized by the Medical Council of India or Dental Council of India other than the AIIMS and the JIPMER.The results of the NEET, which was held on May 7, were to have been declared on June 8.

The Madras HC stayed the declaration of NEET results taking cognizance of the plea that the content of the examination held in English and Hindi media were the same while it was different for vernaculars. Besides English and Hindi, the test was held in 10 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, and Guajarati. The SC bench felt High Courts should not have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission.

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