On 26 July 2018, the Bombay High Court passed the judgement regarding the Maharashtra state quota eligibility. As per the judgement, for admissions to the various medical colleges across Maharashtra through NEET 2018, a candidate must be a domicile of the state and have passed their Class 10 and 12 board exams from the state. Since the Bombay High Court doesn't want admission to these colleges through NEET score 2018 to be an interim basis, this verdict will clear the path for the state and the students.
The verdict announced by the Bombay High Court has displaced the admissions of 31 students through NEET since they have passed their Class 10 exam from different states. Also, the plea made by advocate Pooja Thorat to allow these students to hold on their seats for at least two days to appeal has been declined by the High Court.
As per Justice SC Dharmadhikari and Justice Bharati Dangre, if they allow Thorat's appeal, then it won't be fair to many NEET candidates who qualify for the state quota seats. Thus, it is now compulsory that only candidates who have passed their Class 10 and 12 from the state of Maharashtra and are a domicile of the state, are eligible for NEET counselling through state quota.