Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jose Becker

Interim stay on NEET UG result to continue

Interim stay on NEET UG result to continue

After getting a stay on all proceedings of NEET 2017 exam till June 7 from Madurai bench of Madras High Court.

May 24, 2017: The group of 40 to 45 parents of students, who had taken the CBSE-conducted test in Gujarati language filed a petition in Gujarat High Court contending that the question paper in Gujarat was more hard than those in English.

New Delih: May 7, 2017: Centre Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organised the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate (UG) in 104 cities across the country.

Justice M V Muralidharan had on May 24 stayed declaration of the NEET results and directed officials of the Medical Council of India, the CBSE director and the Union health ministry to file their counter affidavits. Read | NEET 2017 results should not be delayed further, CBSE tells High Court. But even colleges have a deadline and will not reserve seats.

Candidates who had appeared for the test in Gujarati medium had moved the high court seeking the court's direction to the CBSE to scrap the test held on May 7 and hold it afresh with same set of question papers for English and Gujarati languages.

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The court had on Tuesday sought the English translation of Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi question papers of the NEET.

Seeking vacation of the stay, 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.

Explaining the reasons for not translating a single question paper into all languages, the Board said that such an exercise was avoided to prevent leakage.

"CBSE tried to justify its stand and contended that there is no discrimination in the question paper, but the judges mentioned that there should have been only one paper in the examination", further pointed out Patel.

In case there was a leak in vernacular language papers, it would be easy for them to conduct examinations again as only 8- 10% candidates would be affected while a majority of students who appeared for English medium test would remain unaffected.

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