In a move that would cause much added trouble for students giving their entrance exams, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that the NEET results be withheld.
Why is the NEET results withheld?
After the exam was conducted in 10 languages, a group of students noted that the questions in all the papers were not the same and some regional language paper questions were found to be easier than the English paper.
Following this, a student group comprising S Jonila, P Surya, P Siddharth, K Ajay Sharan, S Nitin Prakash Sivasubramanian, Gauthaman Shankar, J Aditya, D Richard Rishaban Das and M Naveen Kumar filed a petition in the High Court seeking the re-conduct of the exams demanding uniformity.
Earlier, the answer keys for the exam were to be released on May 31 with the results scheduled on June 8. Since the case filed by the petitioners was still in the court, the HC stayed the announcement of the NEET results until June 7.
Amidst protests that were already going on for various problems in NEET, the exam somehow took place as scheduled on May 7. Unfortunately, the question paper's non-uniformity problem has again stirred up fresh froth of trouble to the medical aspirants putting the MBBS and BDS admissions on hold.
What is the petitioners' demand for NEET?
The petitioners have demanded a fresh set of exams where the question paper would be uniform for all languages and in all states. Since the order on this petition is impending, the Court has directed the CBSE to not release the results yet.
More students had also filed a petition requesting the stay of the NEET results on grounds of discrimination.
What is the judgement regarding the NEET results withholding case?
The judge issued notices to Union health and family welfare secretary, director-general of health services, MCI, CBSE and Tamil Nadu health and family welfare secretary, seeking replies by June 7.