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In a letter sent to the respective high courts, Central Board of Secondary Education has clarified that announcing the results of NEET (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test) on 8th June is not possible and has requested for more time. Previously, an order from madras High Court had put a stay on NEET results after getting complaints from students about having different papers in different languages. Various students in the state of Tamil Nadu had alleged that Tamil medium question paper was tougher than English version.

Following the Tamil Nadu students, Gujarat too joined the issue and demanded for cancellation of the exam. Over 11.38 lakh students who have written the NEET exam this year are waiting for a conclusive verdict on the same. The order by NEET had asked CBSE to stop all the advancements regarding the result including correction of the answer sheets.

CBSE has further reached out to the respective high courts with a request that it should be allowed to proceed with the result declaration. In the letter, CBSE mentioned that it’d need at least 15 days to declare the results after these high courts clear the stay. The high courts however, seem to remain unaffected with the request.

In its argument, CBSE mentioned that delay in declaration of NEET results might affect the students in a big way and might decrease the overall enrolment in MBBS courses across the country.

NEET exam was held on May 7th in 10 different languages across the country. However, as soon as the exam ended, there were PILs filed all across the country, complaining of different question paper in different languages. Out of the 11.38 lakh total students, a notable number of students took exam in languages other than English. Gujarati turned out to be most popular regional language with 47,853 students, followed by 34,417 in Tamil, 3,810 in Assamese, 1,766 students opted for Telugu and 978 went for Marathi. Kannada and Oriya were preferred by 712 and 452 students respectively.

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