NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results. The CBSE had approached the top court regarding the declaration of results which had earlier been put on hold by the Madras High Court.
The CBSE can now start counselling, it said.
The Supreme Court has also barred the high courts in the country from entertaining petitions on NEET. "High courts shouldn't have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission," it said.
The Madras High Court had on May 24 stayed the declaration of results on finding that the NEET question papers for over 11 lakh students who took examination in English and Hindi were the same, but they were different for those who wrote the test in eight vernacular languages.
A total of 11,38,890 students appeared for the NEET exam including 1,522 non-resident Indians and 613 foreign nationals. The NEET 2017 was conducted for 65,000 MBBS and 25,000 BDS seats.
Apart from English and Hindi, CBSE held NEET in 10 languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada. The NEET notification had mentioned earlier that the results would be released on June 8.
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