New Delhi: The Supremce Court of India on Monday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the result of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - UG (NEET 2017) as early as possible. It is hence most likely that the CBSE will declare the NEET 2017 result by next week.
"High courts shouldn't have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission," a SC bench comprising Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Deepak Gupta said today.
The Supreme Court also barred the high courts in the country from entertaining any petition on the entrance examination held for admission to various medical courses.
The bench also observed that the high court's order was "indirectly diluting the schedule" fixed by the apex court.
The SC order came after the CBSE approached the country's top court following a stay by Madras High Court on declaration of NEET 2017 result.
The CBSE in the Information Bulletin has fixed June 08 as the tentative date to declare the NEET 2017 result. Before that the candidates' OMR sheet and NEET 2017 Official Answer Keys should have been released.
However the CBSE has neither released the OMR Sheet of the students nor the NEET 2017 Answer Keys. Hence it is almost impossible that the NEET 2017 results would be declared on June 08, as tentatively fixed by the CBSE.
The delay was because of the petitions filed in Madras High Court by some students and their parents who said the NEET 2017 English and Hindi question papers were different from the ones in other languages and hence the test cannot be a basis for admission to various medical courses.
In response to these petitions, the Madras High Court on May 24 stayed the result declaration of NEET 2017.
However after Supreme Court order today it is most likely that the CBSE will declare the NEET 2017 result very soon. Before that, as per its normal practice, the CBSE should release the NEET 2017 official Answer Key and OMR sheets of the students.