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CBSE moves Supreme Court against Madras HC verdict on NEET

The Madurai Bench of the High Court had ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks - four marks each for 49 questions with translation errors - to students who had taken the Tamil version.

Published: 17th July 2018 05:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2018 05:51 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday approached the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court judgment directing it to grant 196 marks to students who attempted the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) in Tamil.Express had reported on July 12 that the education board would be filing a petition in the apex court. This move comes ahead of a deadline given by the court to CBSE to revise the rank list based on the changed scores.

The Madurai Bench of the High Court had ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks - four marks each for 49 questions with translation errors - to students who had taken the Tamil version of this year’s NEET. 
The decision would have affected 24,000 students and would have had a bearings on seat allotment as well.  

The NEET bulletin states that candidates opting for regional languages will be given a bi-lingual question paper and, in case of any ambiguity in translation, the English version will be treated as final.
Passing the orders on a public interest litigation filed by CPM MP TK Rangarajan, the HC directed the CBSE to consequently revise the list of eligible candidates and publish it afresh. There were 180 questions with a total mark of 720 in the NEET. 

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  • gokul

    i believe that the 1st rank holder of Tamil Nadu state has got more than 540 marks
    1 year ago reply
  • mannat kaur samra

    its totally injustice if grace are awarded to tamil language students.......
    1 year ago reply
  • Manoj Chitale

    Oh Tamilians write NEET in Tamil learn MBBS in Tamil and treat only Tamil i beg you.
    1 year ago reply
  • RAJANYA SINGH

    Majak hai
    1 year ago reply
  • Jp.Antony

    But who is responsible for the translation. Weird things happen only in tamil/Tamilnadu.but this judgement will be overruled by SC.
    1 year ago reply
  • Bharat B Srivastava

    NEET Information Bulletin 2018 states on page 3- “vi) In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions
    1 year ago reply
  • Bharat B Srivastava

    The application signed by each candidate appearing for NEET 2018 exam states- "I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations governing the Examination as contained in the Information Bulletin for NEET- 2018 which I have gone through carefully." Also on page 3 of NEET Information Bulletin 2018 mentions the following- "vi) In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions
    1 year ago reply
    • sugna

      Medical education is in English & not in Tamil. Also Tamil students after becoming doctor have no choice to entertain only tamil speaking patients. NEET Information Bulletin 2018 states clearly that in case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions
      1 year ago reply
      • gokul

        yes .Its 100 % correct. more over i believe that the 1st rank holder of Tamil Nadu state has got more than 540 marks
        1 year ago reply
      • Natarajan

        The high court’s bizarre order will get annulled by Supreme Court. Just wait and see!
        1 year ago reply
        • sanjay kumar

          if every state high court stay on this NEET result
          1 year ago reply
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