The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials have said that the CBSE NEET Results 2017 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) are unlikely to be declared on June 8.
All the further proceedings with regard to the CBSE NEET Exam 2017, that were held on May 7, were last week stayed by the Madras High Court, which took a decision based on petitions praying for cancellation of NEET-2017.
Union health and family welfare secretary, director-general health services, New Delhi, Medical Council of India (MCI), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Tamil Nadu health and family welfare secretary were asked by the judge to file their replies by June 7.
No agency has till date sought for an early hearing. "It's unlikely for the results to be announced on June 8," a senior official was quoted as saying by TOI. The CBSE has not clarified a revised date for NEET results 2017 yet.
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On May 7, over 11.35 lakh students appeared for the CBSE NEET exams 2017 across the country. 88,000 candidates had registered for NEET in Tamil Nadu, while more than 84,000 took the test.
CBSE was forced to stop evaluation of answer sheers following the court’s order. Also, the answer keys were not declared as per schedule on May 30.
There are 24 government-run colleges and equal number of private colleges in Tamil Nadu. The counselling sessions will start only by the month-end even if the CBSE NEET Results 2017 are announced in mid-June.
"The first concern for many of us is whether students will first secure the required mark to make it to the colleges. Without knowing that, we have had to apply for other colleges to keep options open. But even colleges have a deadline and will not reserve seats. Only when we get clarity on results can we move ahead," R Geeta, a parent was quoted as saying by TOI.
The Supreme Court had in April 2016 made NEET mandatory for admissions to all medical and dental colleges. CBSE had conducted the examination across the country on behalf of the medical and dental councils of India on May 7.