The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today ordered the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) to award 196 marks to Tamil Nadu candidates who appeared for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.
However the court said that it was left to the authorities concerned to go about with counselling for the eligible MBBS candidates.
“As a necessary corollary to the above, the list of qualified candidates shall be kept in abeyance as would the counselling sessions pending publishing details of the qualified candidates candidates afresh in keeping with the order of the court,” it said.
The High Court has also asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to release new rank list in two weeks.CPI-M leader T K Rangarajan had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking award of full marks for 49 ‘erroneous’ questions in the Tamil version of the NEET.
On July 6, a bench of justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahamed had came down heavily on the CBSE observing that it was being autocratic in the matter related to errors in the Tamil version of this year’s NEET.
The MP had said that nearly one-third of the question paper was translated wrongly in Tamil and had sought the court to direct the admissions to be held either based solely on the Class XII marks of the students or award 196 grace marks to students who had attempted the exam in Tamil