Madras high court favours Tamil students in NEET 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted NEET on 8th may 2018. Over 13 lakhs students appeared in NEET 2018 and the exam was conducted all over the country across 2,225 centres. The results of the NEET 2018 had been already declared on 5th June 2018. The students who wrote their NEET exam in Tamil language faced a total of 49 erroneous questions because of translation mistakes.

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Senior CPI(M) leader and Rajya Sabha MP T K Rangarajan, petioned in the court that CBSE board need to grant full grace marks for the erroneous questions.

On July 10th, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court had ordered the CBSE department to grant 196 marks i.e., 4 marks each for all 49 erroneous questions for the students who wrote NEET in Tamil and had those questions unanswered or answered wrongly.

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There were 180 questions carrying 720 marks in total in the NEET.

“CBSE is contemplating to move to the higher court, but a final call will be taken after holding consultations with various stakeholders and seeking legal opinion,” a source in the ministry said.

The information bulletin of NEET exam had said that  “candidates opting for regional languages would be provided bilingual test booklets in selected regional languages and in English. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final”.

In Tamil Nadu, about 1.07 lakh candidates took the test across 170 centres in 10 cities.

Passing the orders, the high court had directed CBSE to consequently revise the list of eligible candidates and publish it afresh.

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