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Madras HC To CBSE: Give 196 Grace Marks To All Students Who Gave NEET in Tamil Language

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| July 10 , 2018 , 14:13 IST

Madras High Court on Tuesday directed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award as many as 196 marks to all candidates who gave the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 in the Tamil language. The Madurai bench of High Court has also asked CBSE to revise NEET rank list in 2 weeks.

The High Court on Tuesday asked the CBSE to provide 196 marks out of a total of 720 marks to all the students. The Court said, "The Central Board was being autocratic about the errors".

The decision came soon after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Madras High Court regarding 49 questions in the Medical examination which were wrongly translated.

CPM lawmaker Rangarajan filed the petition. Students sought compensatory marks citing flaws in the Tamil medium question paper.

The Madras HC criticized CBSE's submission, asking the educational board, "How do you decide the right answers for the questions based on majority view? CBSE is accepting even wrong answers under the pretext of the majority decision. How is that in Bihar state so many students got through the examination?”    

Further, the Court had also asked the CBSE to file an affidavit in regards of whether any action was taken on which of the English words were having a different meaning in the Tamil language.