The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks — four marks each for 49 erroneous questions — in the Tamil version of this year’s NEET.
The central board of secondary education moved to the supreme court against the NEET judgement which is given by the Madras high court on 10th July 2018 directing it to grant grace marks to students who attended the NEET in Tamil.
The petitioner, senior CPI(M) leader and Rajya Sabha MP, T.K. Rangarajan had sought full marks for the 49 questions, saying key words in Tamil questions were wrongly translated from English and this caused confusion among the students.
Passing the orders on a public interest litigation, the High Court had directed CBSE to consequently revise the list of eligible candidates and publish it afresh.
The CBSE conducted the NEET on May 6 in 136 cities in 11 languages, the results of which were announced on June 4. In Tamil Nadu, about 1.07 lakh candidates took the test across 170 centres in 10 cities.