The Gujarat High court in it's directive today stated "there is no urgency so as to take up the matter immediately, when Madurai bench of Madras High Court has ordered to list such matters on June 12".
The court expressed its dissatisfaction over the CBSE's reply saying that the argument was not valid as leaking a paper was a possibility even in English language question papers.
May 24, 2017: The group of 40 to 45 parents of students, who had taken the CBSE-conducted test in Gujarati language filed a petition in Gujarat High Court contending that the question paper in Gujarat was more hard than those in English. If NEET results are delayed, medical counselling ses sions, especially in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra, which have more than 40 medical colleges each, would be packed. Of the 11.38 lakh students registered for NEET, only 47,853 opted for the examination in Gujarati; 34,417 chose Bengali, 15,206 wrote in Tamil, 3,810 in Assamese, 1,766 in Telugu, 978 in Marathi, 712 in Kannada and 452 in Oriya, the officer said. "Therefore, it is only the subject experts who can decide the difficulty level of the two sets of question papers and not the candidates who appeared for the examination", he contended. The permissible limit is already crossed and even though the court vacated the stay the Board still needs about 15 days to declare the results of CBSE NEET 2017. HC also declared that the decision on when the results are going to be announced will also be taken during the next hearing.
The CBSE on Tuesday said it was preparing to challenge in the Supreme Court the order of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court granting interim stay on publication of NEET results across the country, which would apply to Gujarat as well.
CBSE has further reached out to the respective high courts with a request that it should be allowed to proceed with the result declaration.
The NEET exams were held on May 7 in 10 languages. CBSE conducted NEET 2017 for the admissions into the academic year 2017-2018. With that, they got appeared for the examination this year in many states like Kerala and TamilNadu.