Putting an end card to the brewing NEET row that was hindering the declaration of results, the Supreme Court today ordered the results to be declared within ten days.
What is the NEET row?
The NEET exam which took place on May 7 had question papers in English and various regional languages. The problem occurred when students noticed that the regional language question papers had questions different from that of the English with varying levels of difficulty.
Following this problem, the Madras High Court led by Madurai bench had stayed the NEET organising body CBSE from declaration of the results. The CBSE further approached the top court in this regard and got relief for its quandary.
What did Supreme Court order on declaration of NEET 2017 results?
Key points that were ordered by the Supreme court are:
- The results should be declared within ten days
- High courts must not interfere in the functioning of NEET
- The vacation bench of Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Deepak Gupta said, "The CBSE can initiate the admission process."
Why did the Supreme court interfere in NEET results announcement?
The Supreme Court, which had earlier dismissed to hear any plea from CBSE, agreed after Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who is representing the CBSE, requested for an urgent hearing.
What will happen to the case?
Supreme court will take a call on the discrepancy between English and vernacular language question papers discrepancy later on.
In what languages NEET 2017 was held?
Apart from English and Hindi, it was held in 10 languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada.