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NEET 2017 to be cancelled? Fresh petition filed in Madras HC, NEET 2017 results unlikely on June 8

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A fresh writ petition has been filed in the Madras High Court to cancel the NEET 2017 entrance examination which was held on May 7

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It almost certain that NEET 2017 results would not be declared as per scheduled on June 8. After getting a stay on all proceedings of the exam till June 7 from the Madurai bench of Madras High Court. Now, a fresh writ petition has been filed in the Madras High Court to cancel the entrance examination which was held on May 7. The petitioner J Gladwin prayed for admitting students to MBBS and BDS courses based on 10+2 marks. The case is to be taken for hearing in the coming week, reported PTI.

NEET 2017 was conducted in 10 languages and different languages had different sets of question papers. Some students have challenged this pattern, arguing that by framing different question papers, CBSE had denied them a level playing field. They said, instead, the Board could have translated a common question paper. They alleged that Indian language question papers were tougher than English. On this ground, Justice M V Muralidharan has granted an interim injunction asking the government not to publish results until June 7.

The court also directed the Union health and family welfare secretary, DG health services, Medical Council of India (MCI), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Government of Tamil Nadu to reply by June 7. According to reports, with none of the concerned agencies seeking an early hearing, it is unlikely that the NEET 2017 result would be declared on June 8.

NEET 2017 Entrance Exam

A total of 11,35,104 students have appeared for CBSE NEET 2017. This year, there has been a substantial increase in the number of registered candidates from the previous year. Last year, 8,02,594 candidates appeared for the NEET 2016 exam.

CBSE NEET-UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to study any graduate medical course – MBBS or BDS – in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET 2017 replaces the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves.

Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET's purview.

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