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NEET 2018: HC asks CBSE to grant 196 marks to Tamil Candidates

By: Sakshi Awasthi on July 10, 2018

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to grant additional 196 marks to the candidates who took NEET 2018 examination in Tamil. Earlier a petition was filed in the court over errors in NEET question paper in the Tamil language.

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According to the directions by the court, the CBSE will have to award 196 marks to all the candidates who gave the examination in the Tamil language. The board will also have to release a revised NEET rank list within 2 weeks. NEET 2018 examination was conducted on May 6, 2018.

Earlier, a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) was filed by Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament TK Rangarajan over the error in 49 questions in the NEET 2018 examination. He claimed that those questions were wrongly drafted in Tamil version of NEET question paper. The minister also notified that knowing that the PIL has been filed in the court, the CBSE declared the NEET result on June 4, 2018.

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court comprising of Justice CT Selvam and Justice AM Basheer Ahamed berated the board for mistakes in the NEET question paper. The medical Counselling sessions will also be suspended until the revised rank list is released by the board.

The court's decision has relieved nearly 24,000 candidates who gave the examination in Tamil. It may also impact other students across the country as their might be drastic alterations in the revised rank list.  

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