NEET 2017: Supreme Court refuses to nullify results

NEET 2017: The court did not accept the submission of petitioners who demanded that the exam be "nullified" and conducted afresh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2017 7:08 pm
neet counselling 2017, mcc, neet 2017, mcc.nic.in, cbseneet.nic.in, neet 2017 results, dmer, mcc nic in 2017, neet 2017 counselling, neet allotment, education news, indian express NEET 2017: The panel of judges commented that the it would be “very difficult” to disrupt the admissions with so many candidates at stake.

NEET 2017: With an eye on the 6.11 lakh candidates who have cleared the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 out of 11.35 lakh aspirants who had appeared for the exam, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to “nullify” the exam. The panel of judges commented that the it would be “very difficult” to disrupt the admissions with so many candidates at stake.

“We cannot pass an interim order like this. The admission process must continue,” the three-judge bench comprising of Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar said. The court did not accept the submission of petitioners who demanded that the exam be “nullified” and conducted afresh.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)’s solicitor Maninder Singh argued against the case saying that the exam was conducted in eight vernacular languages besides Hindi and English.

“The level of difficulty of questions were the same in all the languages. We will put it in affidavit that there were two sets of question papers,” said Singh, adding that about 1.48 lakh candidates wrote the exam in vernacular languages and the differences in questions between sets was done to avoid leakage of question papers.

“What has been done is completely unlawful. How can there be all-India ranking when students are given different sets of question papers,” the counsel asked on behalf of the petitioners and referred to the court’s June 12 order that the results declaration and admissions should be done after a decision has been made on the matter.

The bench, however, asked the CBSE to file its affidavit for the exam in three days and dismissed the latter argument saying “The order is there. We are not vacating it. We will not pass any order today”.

With inputs from PTI

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    anonymous
    Jul 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    oh that was obvious they just acted....so that they dont get to handle the protests and everybody knows cbse's truth....if cbse would be good enough these ins utes wouldnt have flourished
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    shirish
    Jul 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    CBSE in there answer sheet have mentioned answers to 2 questions as option 5 which is not available in omr sheet. It means that the questions had wrong options or there were multiple options . TO answer such questions in the OMR sheet was not possible for even god, as the option 5 was not present. Student had to try on these for multiple times out of possible 4 options and then were dejected as they could not find the right answers. It resulted in wastage of valuable time . I think such questions were not there in some question sets. One does not need any expert in Physics chemistry or biology to confirm that in such cases the difficulty level is different. I dont know how CBSE can file affidavit stating equal difficulty level in all sets. Also there were some questions out of syllabus.i think CBSE has not put up anything related to bonus marks on their as it may directly contradict with the affidavit they have to file. The case is at a very Interesting point
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    Suraj Patel
    Jul 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm
    Injustice by Gujarat Government......Even though a single and one common merit list has been prepared by CBSE based on NEET score ,the government of Gujarat has continued the pro-rata system in medical admission 2017 there by neglecting the Gujarat HC decision and doing the contempt of court.By this way the Gujarat government is violating an article 14 by denying an equal opportunity to CBSE students of Gujarat by doing a bias bet'n Gujarat and CBSE Board students...
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