Madras HC orders extra marks for Tamil NEET students


Chennai, July 10: The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to grant additional 196 marks to those who had given the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil as 49 questions were translated wrong.

The NEET is the all India entrance exam for admission to prominent medical colleges.

The Madras court directed the CBSE to award four marks each for 49 questions that were wrongly translated in Tamil.

In the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) MP T.K. Rangarajan, the court ordered CBSE to draw a revised ranking list and then start the counselling process.

In his plea, Rangarajan had said the keywords in the questions were wrongly translated that led to massive confusion.


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