NEET Result 2017 to be declared; Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to announce the results the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), overuling the Madras High Court order. The CBSE had moved the apex court demanding its intervention in the matter and initiating its transfer from the Madras and Gujarat High Court to the apex court.
The Supreme Court ordered that NEET result 2017 should be announced by June 26, the result was originally scheduled to release on June 8.
The plea by the CBSE demanded to put a stay on Madras High Court interim order restraining publication of results of NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS. The results were initially scheduled to be declared in the first week of June.
There were separate petitions filed at the Madras and Gujarat High Courts where medical aspirants demanded cancellation of NEET 2017 as the Gujarati and Tamil medium paper were allegedly tougher than the English and Hindi medium. The Madras High Court on May 24 had stayed any proceedings on NEET result.
Keeping the urgency of the result in mind and the starting of counseling sessions for successful candidates in mind, the apex court has stayed the Madras High Court order.
Nearly 12 lakh candidates across India had appeared for the NEET in 10 languages including English, Hindi and others. NEET was made mandatory for admission in MBBS and BDS courses across India last year.
Candidates who clear NEET 2017 and score higher than the cut-offs will be eligible for admission to 95,000 undergraduate MBBS and BDS seats in all Government Medical Colleges, Private Medical Colleges and Deemed Universities in the entire country. The seats are divided by five quotas including:
– All India Quota Seats
– State Government Quota Seats
– State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
– Central Pool Quota Seats
2. Ranks and counselling:
The Directorate General of Health Services of the Health and Family Welfare ministry will declare the results of NEET 2017 and provide the date to the admitting authorities. Those who clear NEET 2017 will be given an All India Rank by the CBSE. Read | NEET 2017: Declare NEET result, Supreme Court directs CBSE. Click here
The authorities will then invite applications for counselling based on which they will draw a merit list of the candidates. The candidates who clear this round can then apply to various medical schools across the country.
According to various sources, the cut off for the undergraduate medical courses is expected to increase this year. The estimated cut off for 2017 is around 475, if experts have to be believed. According to TIME, the cut offs will be 480 for general category, 430 for OBC, 345 for SC and 285 for ST.
Various petitions are also pending in different courts on the level of difficulty between English language and vernacular. However, the CBSE has on Tuesday denied any difference in the difficulty level between the two language mediums. The Madras High Court had sought the English translation of Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi question papers of the NEET.
To check the results: one can visit official website of NEET 2017 (cbseneet.nic.in)
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