NEET Results: Prospective doctors will now be able to enroll in medical courses. The country’s biggest court today gave its nod to the National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare the results of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on Thursday, October 28. A bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice BR Gavai today vacated the stay on the result of the entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical courses. This stay was imposed by the Bombay High Court.
The Bombay High Court had imposed this stay on the petition of two contestants. Both these contestants had filed a petition in the High Court due to the mixing of their question papers and OMR sheets at a center in Maharashtra. Hearing this petition, the High Court did not approve the declaration of NEET results and ordered that the examinations of these two students be re-conducted.
The future of both the students will be decided after Diwali.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued on behalf of the NTA in the Supreme Court. While staying the Bombay High Court’s decision, the Supreme Court bench said that after the Diwali holidays are over, a decision will be taken on the petition of these two students. The bench said that in the midst of all this, a notice can be issued and a counter petition can be filed, but due to this, the results of 16 lakh students cannot be withheld.
The Bombay High Court had found during the hearing that the question papers and OMR sheets of Vaishnavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji were mixed before the commencement of the test. Due to this, the High Court had ordered to give him an opportunity to appear in the test again.
NEET was held last month
The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses was held on September 12 last month. In this examination, 16,14,777 candidates had appeared in the examination centers set up across the country. These examinations were conducted at 3862 examination centers set up in 202 cities.