New Delhi, June 13: Soon after the judgement of Supreme Court came into picture for allowing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to announce the National Entrance-Cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) results, the health department and directorate of medical education officials began putting forth legal documents for making their way to reserve 60 percent seats for state board students. A senior official stated that, “The admission will be completely based on NEET rank. After surrendering 15% for all-India quota, we want to reserve 60% of seats for state board students. Even among the state reservation, students will be picked based on NEET rank.” (ALSO READ: NEET 2017 OMR Sheets now available at cbseneet.nic.in, how to file for challenge before 5 pm tomorrow)

Tamil Nadu is not in favour of Common entrance exam for admissions into MBBS/BDS courses and has scrapped the entrance exams for professional courses a decade ago. C Vijaya Bhaskar, the health minister of Tamil Nadu had passed bills in the assembly to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET. Even when the Supreme Court quit the stay and stated that it will be hearing all the cases related to the National Entrance-Cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), the legal advisors said that all options to exempt from NEET has been exhausted. (ALSO READ: CBSE NEET 2017 Answer Keys on June 16: OMR sheets available now on cbseneet.nic.in)

A senior medical official said that, “Like in the case of PG courses, we may have to use NEET rank list as the sole criterion for selection. But since the court and MCI had earlier said we can have our own reservation policy, legal experts say this should not be a problem. The school education department is already working on syllabus revision. Once there is a uniform syllabus, we will be able to proceed without any reservation for state board.”