NEET counselling 2018 round 2 is again on hold. This time, it is due to the compliance of Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) in PIL No. 87 and WP 3885 of 2018. The further NEET UG counselling process will be kept in abeyance. As per the latest updates by Nagpur High Court, the hearing has been adjourned to 1 August 2018. Therefore, NEET counselling 2018 result is expected to be standstill till that date. Earlier, the Honorable Madras High Court had also ordered the stay on NEET counselling second round procedure. However, that matter of grade marks has been cleared up. The Supreme Court of India has ordered CBSE not to give 196 grace marks to Tamil Nadu medical aspirants.
Latest Update: Hon'ble High Court of Bombay Nagpur Bench has adjourned the PIL No. 87/2018 to 1 August 2018. The decision regarding the counselling to be expected to be released after that.
NEET 2018 Second Counselling
The second round of NEET 2018 Counselling process has been done. Now, candidates are waiting for the result of NEET counselling 2018, which is expected to be announced on or after 26 July. NEET UG counselling round 2 result will be available in the PDF format, which can be downloaded from this page.
Along with that, NEET counselling 2018 authority, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will also release the provisional allotment letters for the eligible students. A link to download the same will be available here.
Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has ordered MCC to keep NEET counselling 2018 in abeyance Again. After which MCC of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India released two notices.
This notice mentions that All the participating candidates/institutes/colleges/universities included in online counselling are informed that NEET 2018 counselling of ESIC (85%) quota is kept in abeyance due to the compliance of directions of Hon’ble High Court of Bombay (Nagpur Bench) in W.P. 3885 of 2018.
The second notice issued on 20 July states that, All the participating candidates/institutes/colleges/universities included in online NEET counselling 2018 hereby informed that in compliance of directives of Hon’ble High Court of Bombay (Nagpur Bench) in PIL No. 87 of 2018, further NEET second round counselling process is kept in abeyance.
NEET Counselling 2018: SC Ordered for No Grace Marks; Madras HC put stay on Round 2 counselling
On 12 July, MCC issued a notice regarding the stay on the declaration of NEET counselling result for round 2 due to the compliance of directives of Hon’ble Madras High Court, Madurai Bench in W.P. (MD) 11916, 10872, 10873 and 10874.
Madras HC passed the stay order claiming Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) to give 196 grace marks. In the exam, it was claimed that NEET question paper in the Tamil language had 49 errors.
On the date of next hearing on 20 July, Supreme Court of India cleared the matter by ordering CBSE not to give grace marks. SC said that it was made clear earlier that in case of ambiguity, candidates should prefer English version. Also giving grace marks to some students will make a disadvantage for other aspirants.
Bigger Question in NEET 2019
As per the MHRD minister Prakash Javdekar, National Testing Agency (NTA) has been formed to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in computer-based mode. The exam will be held in 8 multiple shifts. Thus, the most important question is now that how the exam conducting body will avoid such errors?
During the press conference, the MHRD minister assured that conducting NEET in CBT mode will be more secure, without any glitches and issues of malpractice or leak.
It has also been declared that there will be no change in NEET syllabus, question paper and exam pattern. Though the major change is that, NEET will be held in online mode for the first time.