NEET 2017: Supreme Court directs CBSE to declare results before June 26
The Supreme Court has allowed the CBSE to proceed with declaration of NEET 2017 Results on or before June 26. The two week margin was given to allow the CBSE to first complete the Answer Key release and verification formalities. The decision, which brings relief to a majority of medical aspirants across the country, sees the apex court overturn the Madras High Court’s stay order which had earlier prevented the CBSE from declaring the NEET results on the scheduled date of June 8. The stay order had been passed on May 24 with regard to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Question Paper languages controversy, in which several NEET 2017 candidates had complained that the question papers were different in different languages thereby making the whole selection process unfair. Petitioners had filed cases in the Madras, Gujarat and Calcutta High Courts against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), demanding that the exam be scrapped and held again.
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Why the CBSE approached the Supreme Court
In its defence, the CBSE had informed the Courts that only two sets of question papers had been created, one for English and Hindi candidates and the other for vernacular language candidates. With more than 90% out of the approximately 11 lakh candidates appearing for NEET 2017 in English or Hindi, setting a different question paper set for vernacular languages would ensure that the interests of the majority would be safeguarded in case there was a paper leak in any of the other languages. The CBSE also denied the claim that the difficulty levels of these papers were different.
Both the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, where the first case was filed on May 19, and the Gujarat High Court, had sided with the petitioning parties and delayed their verdicts to June 12 and June 13 respectively from June 6. This adjournment order had led the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) to request the Madras High Court to overturn the stay order in the interests of students. Then, panicked by whether this delay could upset the entire admissions schedule for the coming academic year, the CBSE was forced to approach the Supreme Court on June 9. The apex Court had agreed to hear the CBSE’s case on a priority basis on June 12, and much to the NEET conducting body’s relief, has now overturned the stay orders issued by the lower courts and allowed for the publication of results.
Further details on Supreme Court verdict
The SC verdict now allows the CBSE to publish the NEET 2017 Results before June 26 and ensure that the NEET 2017 Counselling schedule is not delayed too much. Firstly however, the Board will have to release the Answer Key and OMR sheets in the next few days and subsequently complete the verification and correction process before proceeding with the results. The CBSE had been expected to release the NEET Answer Key by the end of May but had been unable to do so.
The Supreme Court verdict also directs the various High Courts to not accept any further petitions on NEET 2017. While this may be beneficial to the CBSE, it will undoubtedly leave a sour taste for the various petitioners who were quite confident about the High Courts ruling in their favour. The quick and arbitrary manner in which the Supreme Court has acceded to the CBSE’s request despite the lower courts ruling otherwise will also leave many candidates unhappy.
However, it must be noted that the Supreme Court has still kept a window open for addressing the concerns of candidates. While acknowledging that the High Courts are wrong to delay the results date as it is in direct contravention of a previous Supreme Court order of 2011 which mandated that admission schedules be strictly followed, the Supreme Court Bench said that its current verdict is only limited to overturning the stay on results. As per media reports, the two-member Bench comprising Justices Prafulla C Pant and Deepak Gupta said that there were already other petitions challenging NEET 2017 pending before it. It had also decided to transfer all the various petitions pending in the High Courts to itself as per the CBSE's request. Hence, the petitioners challenging NEET 2017 may yet have a case once the Court examines the petitions given that the NEET counselling and admission process still remains subject to the decision of the Court.
What the Supreme Court verdict on NEET results means
NEET 2017 has seen the CBSE commit multiple blunders for months on end while not bothering to communicate with candidates about various issues, including the delay in publishing Answer Keys or concerns regarding the different difficulty levels of question papers. It was only by approaching the Courts that the petitioners were able to obtain some answers and were also able to know for the first time that the NEET question papers were indeed set differently, contrary to how the usual uniformly conducted national level exams are held.
Whether the petitioning parties had any substance in their allegations regarding different difficulty levels of the NEET Question Paper will now remain unknown. What the SC verdict undoubtedly means is that the CBSE has been let off lightly despite its inefficient handling of one of India’s most important competitive exams. To see the subsequent SC hearings rectify this result-related leniency and make the CBSE answer for its ineptness will be a proposition welcomed by many candidates.
Results unlikely for next ten days
NEET 2017, which will offer admissions to more than 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats in medical colleges across the country, was held on May 7 and has been enveloped in controversies ever since. Right from the forced and indecent frisking of candidates at various exam centres, to the allegations of paper leaks from centres in Bihar and Rajasthan, the All India level entrance exam has led to stress and unnecessary worries for a number of aspirants who wished to pursue a career in medicine.
The Supreme Court verdict will go a long way in calming the nerves of many of the candidates, who were starting to fret over whether the exam may be cancelled altogether and a new one may be held. It remains to be seen what the SC's final verdict will be on the pending NEET petitions but the lifting of stay on results declaration provides them some succour.
Candidates must however note that the Results of NEET 2017 will only be declared after the Answer Key release and correction formalities are completed. This is expected to take a minimum of ten days meaning that the results are most likely to be available between June 20 and June 26 in accordance with the Supreme Court NEET verdict.
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Questions related to NEET
in neet if a student getting less marks in chemistry 49 and 89 in additional subject physical education pcb-65 total will they replace my main subject chemistry by physical education will that make me un eligible for neet exam
the basic eligibility criteria to appear for NEET exam is candidate must have passed or appearing their 10+2 from recognized board with science stream subject having physics, chemistry and biology and candidate must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50 percent marks in PCB subjects altogether , for OBC/SC/ST it is 40 percent and for PWD it is 45 percent.
you cannot replace any subject with any other non considerable subject.
hope this helps
I have scored marks as listed in serial no. in isc 12 board eng-65 hindi-86 physics-56 chemistry-49 biology-90 physical education-89 I am getting very less marks in chemistry then my additional subject physics education. will I face any problem in neet
Abhishek, your 12th marks are only considered for calculating your eligibility to appear for NEET. And to be eligible for NEET, you should have completed your 12th, passed in all subjects and secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. Now if you belong to OBC Category, the Category you belong to should be also listed in the Central OBC list. Or else you will be considered as General Category and so you have to secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This 50% is inclusive of the Theory and Practical marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology collectively. You needn't score 50% in Physics, 50% in Chemistry and 50% in Biology separately. You need an aggregate of 50% or 40% depending on your Category as an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you should also have studied English as one of the core subjects in your 12th. Apart from this, your 12th marks are not required for admission to Medical Colleges. With your marks, you are eligible for NEET because you have an aggregate of 63% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology alone. There should be no problem in NEET for you.
A very good evening sir\mam. I had recently passed my 10+2 with 89.8% (jkbose) can i get the bvsc course seat through the pmsss. And is Neet required for the bvsc through pmsss?
PMSSS is a Prime Ministers Special Scholarship Scheme. This is not an entrance examination or an alternative for NEET. If you want to study B.V.Sc NEET is a mandatory entrance examination. PMSSS only gives Scholarship for pursuing Education. And NEET is a National Level Entrance examination for admission to MBBS, BDS, Ayush and Veterinary Courses across India. So for studying B.V.Sc, you should appear for NEET. And to be eligible for NEET, you should have completed your 12th, passed in all subjects and secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. Now if you belong to OBC Category, the Category you belong to should be also listed in the Central OBC list. Or else you will be considered as General Category and so you have to secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This 50% is inclusive of the Theory and Practical marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology collectively. You needn't score 50% in Physics, 50% in Chemistry and 50% in Biology separately. You need an aggregate of 50% or 40% depending on your Category as an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you should also have studied English as one of the core subjects in your 12th.
What Neet preparation strateg?
You haven't mentioned whether you are appearing for NEET 2020 or NEET 2021. If it is for NEET 2021, you need to stick to NCERT books atleast for now because NEET syllabus is going to be reduced to fit in the reduced Academic year due to Corona. But if this is regarding NEET 20200, you hardly have 37 days.
To help you with your NEET preparation, we have NEET Knockout packages that you can check at: https://learn.careers360.com/knockout-neet-may/. Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. The important topics are Optics, Ray Optics, Optical Instruments, Wave Optics, Electronic Devices, Electrostatics, Electric Charges and Fields, Thermodynamics, Electrostatic Potential, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic induction, Alternating current, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter. Highest weightage goes to Optics at 10%. Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electronic devices share 9%. Current Electricity and Electromagnetic induction, Alternating current take 8%. Dual Nature of Radiation gets 6% while Motion systems of rigid particles and body and Magnetic effects of Currents, Electromgentic waves and Magentism get 5%. Work, Energy and Power take 4%, Atoms and nuclei, Oscillation and Waves, Properties of Bulk Matter, Laws of Motion and Kinematics share 3% and the rest of the topics carry 2% weightage. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360. com/articles/how-prepare-for- neet-physics/amp . Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT.Coordination points get 9% of weightage. Thermidynamics takes the 8% and Equilibrium takes the 6% weightage slots respectively. Chemical Bonding and Organic structure carries the 5% weightage slot and rest of the topics carry 2-3% weightage in the exam paper.Chemical Bonding, Molecular structure, Solutions, Block Elements, Alcholos, Phenols and Ehters. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids are important topics. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-chemistry . Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. Diversity of Living Organisms has 14% weightage. Structural Organisationi n Plants and Animals takes 5%. Plant Physiology has 6% and Cell Structure and Function has 9%. Human Physiology has 20% weightage. Reproduction chapter has 9% and Genetics and Evolution has 18% weightage. Biology and Human Welfare has 9% weightage. Biology and its application has 4% weightage and Ecology and Environment has 6% weightage. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at:
Is there any changes in neet 2021 syllabus?
NEET 2021 syllabus will be reduced and revised. The MHRD did mention that owing to the reduced Academic year, the syllabus will be reduced and revised. As of now, there is no official update as to what might be the topics that might be removed and what might be the topics that will be retained. So though it is true that NEET 2021 syllabus will be changing, we do not have the updated syllabus yet. So we would suggest you to stick to NCERT books as of now until MHRD officially announce the syllabus for NEET 2021. And if you are appearing for NEET 2021, to be eligible for NEET, you should have completed your 12th, passed in all subjects and secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. Now if you belong to OBC Category, the Category you belong to should be also listed in the Central OBC list. Or else you will be considered as General Category and so you have to secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This 50% is inclusive of the Theory and Practical marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology collectively. You needn't score 50% in Physics, 50% in Chemistry and 50% in Biology separately. You need an aggregate of 50% or 40% depending on your Category as an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you should also have studied English as one of the core subjects in your 12th.