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SC directs CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results overruling Madras High Court's stay
The Supreme Court today directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results by June 26, thereby overruling a stay that the Madras High Court had issued.

The results which were originally scheduled to be declared by 8th of June had to be delayed because of the ban imposed by the Madras High Court on account of the fact that the NEET question papers that were given to some of the students in vernacular languages were tougher than the questions that were asked in the question papers in the English and some other languages. This led to the start of a debate that the students were not given a level playing field and it was really unfair to a lot of students henceforth.

The Supreme Court directed the concerned authorities of the Central Board of Secondary Education to proceed with the process of declaration of results. They were further advised to carry forward with the subsequent counselling and admission into various MBBS and BDS courses as per the schedule fixed earlier.

A vacation bench of Justices PC Pant and Deepak Gupta requested all the high courts not to entertain petitions in the matters relating to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination 2017. "High courts shouldn't have interfered as it affects the schedule of the admission," they said in a stern tone.

The Supreme Court had earlier refused to hear any plea from the CBSE but later agreed after the Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh (who is representing the CBSE) requested for an urgent hearing. This urgent hearing was requested amid numerous complaints from the students in many states who claimed that the CBSE had a different set of question papers for the aspirants writing their respective test in vernacular languages. Excluding English and Hindi, this test was held in 10 additional languages.

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