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Madras HC grants interim stay on release of National Eligibility Entrance Test examination results

Madurai Bench Of Madras High Court Grants Interim Stay On Release Of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) Examination Results.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 24 May 2017, 07:00:47 PM
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New Delhi:

Madurai bench of Madras High Court grants interim stay on release of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination results.

Earlier on May 22, the Madras high court had issued a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) seeking its stand on a plea to cancel the May 7 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The mother of the candidate, who took the test in English language, had termed the test as being violative of the Article 14 contending that all the question papers in various language, including Hindi, English and Tamil, were not same and not of same difficulty level.

The petitioner submitted that selection under NEET would not amount to testing equal skills. It would amount to treatment of unequals as equals and thereby violating Article 14 of the Constitution, she submitted.

She submitted though the test was conducted across India in all major languages, including Tamil, English and Hindi, the question paper in English was based on the CBSE syllabus, whereas the one in Tamil was based on the state syllabus.

She alleged the authorities never told the candidates who took up NEET that the question papers in different languages would not be the same and that they have the discretion to frame different set of questions in different languages.

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First Published : 24 May 2017, 06:55:00 PM