Apex court to hear plea against NEET results

August 24, 2016 01:55 am | Updated November 17, 2021 03:52 am IST - NEW DELHI:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition for setting aside the combined results of both National Entrance -cum- Eligibility Test (NEET)-I and II on ground of difference in “difficulty levels” in the questions asked in both phases.

The fresh petition alleged that NEET-II was tougher than the first phase and the CBSE came out with a common result without “normalisation” or rationalisation of marks obtained by medical aspirants in the two tests.

The petition filed by a medical aspirant, Shivangi Singh of Bihar, was mentioned before a Bench of Justices A.R. Dave and L. Nageswara Rao for urgent hearing.

The court agreed to hear the plea next week.

The petition said, “Set aside/quash the combined result of NEET-I and NEET -II declared on August 16 by the CBSE by combining raw scores of candidates treating the same as a single test.”

It wanted a direction to the CBSE to prepare the all-India merit list/rank on percentile basis after adopting ‘normalisation’ method for NEET-I and NEET-II tests conducted on May 1 and July 24.

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