NEW DELHI: Days after the Madras High Court stayed publication of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the current academic year, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday approached the Supreme Court, seeking an order to lift the stay.
The apex court has agreed to hear the plea on June 12 (Monday).
In its plea, CBSE stated that as many as 12 lakh students appeared for examination on May 7 this year across the country and non-publication of result will result into delay at admission process, thus affecting the entire curriculum for the current academic year.
CBSE also requested the apex court to transfer cases from Madras and Gujarat High Courts to here.
Madras High Court had granted an interim stay on the NEET result publication, on a batch of petitions alleging that a uniform question paper was not given during the examination.
Petitioners also claimed that different sets of question paper had been used at various places despite the announcement of a common syllabus. T
They also claimed that the question papers were different for those who opted English and Tamil. They added that the Tamil paper was easier.
However, CBSE in its plea stated that it had different question papers in vernacular to prevent possible leakage, resulting in cancellation of entire NEET.
Based on the apex court's orders, CBSE had conducted the examination in English, along with Hindi and some other vernacular languages.
As many as nine lakh students took NEET in English, one and half lakh in Hindi and another one lakh in other vernacular languages.
Another PIL was also filed in the apex court seeking direction to conduct NEET examination again alleging that papers were leaked in Bihar and other states.