Supreme Court of India, on Monday stayed the order by Madras High Court, which had barred CBSE from declaring the results of NEET (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test). In its judgement, the apex court instructed Central Board of Secondary Education to resume with its schedule of declaring results and counselling for admissions in various medical colleges across the country.
The supreme court’s vacation bench, headed by justice PC Pant and Deepak Gupta also stated that the final decision about declaration of results will come after hearing to a petition regarding the same, which still stands pending before the court.
The vacation bench has also directed all the high courts not to entertain any further petitions filed in regard to the NEET examinations held last month.
NEET 2017 saw over 12 lakh students approving. However, replying to the plea of petitioners about difference in difficulty level of question papers in different languages, the court had directed CBSE not to declare the result until the next order. CBSE had recently requested Madras High Court to withdraw the decision and to allow it to declare results. Along with that, the department had reached out to the Supreme Court for intervention.