NEET 2016: Results declared

NEET Results 2016: The CBSE will announce the results of much-awaited NEET exam — phases 1 and 2 tomorrow, August 17.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results of much-awaited National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test — phases 1 and 2 today. The result was expected to release on August 17, that is, tomorrow but the Board has just released the result.

NEET has been under controversies and been a subject of political debate since it was first pitched in 2012. In fact, over 80 cases opposing the NEET was filed – two of these by state governments and the rest by private and minority institutes.

Private institutes opposed the test because they want a greater say in the content while minority institutions were worried whether they would be able to retain minority character or not.

In 2013, the Supreme Court said the MCI and the Dental Council of India lacked legal authority to control admissions to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses. But this year, the judgement was recalled and just three days before the AIPMT exam (now NEET), the Supreme Court made NEET mandatory for all aspirants of medical and dental examinations.

Therefore, AIPMT exam held on May 1 was considered NEET 1 and NEET 2 for those candidates who have not appeared in the first phase exam.

In NEET 1, six lakh candidates appeared while in NEET 2, four lakh aspirants gave examination.

CBSE has already released the answer keys of the exam. There were also reports of paper leak of the NEET 2 examination and a petition was filed in the Supreme Court demanding re-test. However, the Court refused to interfere in the plea.

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