NEET Result 2017 — Amid Controversies, CBSE to Announce NEET Result on June 8

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on May 7, 2017. It was held at 1921 examination centres in 103 cities across the country. Over 11 lakh students appeared for NEET 2017 exam. On the basis of NEET results, the candidates will be offered admissions in MBBS and BDS programmes of Medical/ Dental colleges across the country. While the NEET exam was conducted successfully, many controversies erupted after the exam in many parts of the country.

NEET Exam Controversies

There were reports of attempts to leak NEET question paper in Bihar, Rajasthan and Goa. The police arrested several people in these states. Also, there were controversies related to the overly strict dress code. In Warangal, the exam had to be re-conducted for 230 students who were given English and Hindi language question papers despite selecting the Telugu language in NEET application form.

Moreover, many students across the country complained about the differences in the difficulty level of questions asked in English/ Hindi NEET question paper and NEET paper in regional languages. Some of the students have even filed a petition in the Madras High Court to cancel and re- conduct the NEET exam with uniform question papers.

NEET Result 2017 Announcement Date

The NEET Result 2017 which has been at the centre of controversies, is scheduled to be announced on June 8, 2017. The result will be declared online. It will include the candidate’s All India Rank, subject-wise marks, total score, cutoff for 15% All India Quota seats etc. To qualify the test, the candidates of General Category must obtain 50% percentile. The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC category must score at least 45% percentile.

After the declaration of the result, the merit list will be released. The CBSE will release two types of merit lists — Merit list of candidates under 15% All India Quota Seats and Merit list of candidates under the 85% state quota seats. On the basis of merit list, the candidates will be invited for counselling and will be allotted seats in MBBS and BDS programmes offered by several medical colleges across India.