NEET 2017 Results Released
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the results of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), 2017 on the official websites cbseresults.nic.in and cbseneet.nic.in. Students can obtain the online counselling schedule from www.mcc.nic.in.
Out of a total of 11,38,890 students who had taken the exam, nearly 6.11 lakh students have cleared it. The exam was conducted in a total of 10 languages, including English and Hindi. In addition to the Indian students, 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students had taken the test.
The first rank in NEET 2017 was secured by Punjab’s Navdeep Singh who scored 697 marks. In the female category, Nikita Goyal, again from Punjab, secured AIR 1.
5 out of 8 transgender students qualify NEET
As reported by a senior official to the Press Trust of India, eight transgenders had applied for NEET out of which five have cleared the test. In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court had created the “third gender” status for the transgenders, in April 2014. Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K. Sikri had granted legal recognition to transgenders and eunuchs. They had directed the central government to consider them as socially and educationally backward classes for the purpose of reservation, both in education and jobs. Earlier they were forced to fill in male or female in the “gender” category mentioned in the application forms.
Last year, three out of nine transgender categories had cleared the NEET.