As per the scheduled Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) National Eligiblity-Cum Entrance Test (NEET) results, 2017 were supposed to declared today on June 8 but CBSE is not likely to announce the results till June 13 due to Madras High Court order on the NEET question paper controversy.
The NEET was held on May 7 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2017-18.This year NEET was quite surrounded by the controversies. On May 07 an 18-year-old in Kerala alleged that she was forced to remove her bra and another student said she had to change out of her jeans at an exam centre for the NEET medical colleges. Sevaral cases of this manner reported from across the country. Later on May 08 After students protest, West Bengal education minister alleged that the questions set in Bengali were different and tougher from those set in English.
On May 24 in an interim order, Justice M V Muralidharan had on May 24 stayed the publication 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. The petitioners have alleged that uniform question papers were not given. In Tamil Nadu, a different set of questions was given to those who opted for English and Tamil, they said claiming that the one in Tamil was easier.
A petition was filed in the Madras High Court seeking to cancel the NEET on June 4,2017.
June 6, CBSE denied in the Madras High Court that vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English. 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.
It was only experts who decided on the difficulty level of the question papers. The counter said 90.75 per cent of the students had written the examination in English and only 9.25 per cent of the students had written in vernacular languages. Besides, the scheme of NEET examination was a single eligibility-cum-entrance test and not a single question paper test, it said. The new date will be published after the final verdict is passed.