The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has challenged the Madras High Court judgement in Supreme Court, directing it to grant the grace marks to the students appeared for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil.

As a result of Madras High Court Decision, MCC has cancelled the second round of counselling for NEET 2018 Admission for (Medical and BDS). Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will release the second counselling date after the final decision of the Apex Court.

The Madurai Bench of the High Court had ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks for 49 wrong questions (4 marks each question ) to the students who appeared for NEET 2018 exam in Tamil. The High Court had passed the order on a public interest litigation petition, directing the board to review the list of eligible students and release it afresh.

According to NEET 2018 information brochure, if the candidate is opting for regional language, a bi-lingual question paper will be provided to such candidate. In case of ambiguity in translation, the English language will be treated as final.

Earlier, Senior CPI(M) leader and Rajya Sabha member T.K. Rangarajan the petitioner in the High Court had sought full marks for the 49 question of NEET paper. T.K. Rangarajan added that the translation of the keywords in NEET Tamil paper from English to Tamil was done wrong, which produced confusion among the students.

If the Supreme Court grants CBSE’s appeal, then the board won’t give the grace marks to the affected students. If not, then CBSE have to grant 196 marks for 49 question to the students appeared for NEET in Tamil Language and afresh merit list of the eligible students has to be released for the counselling.

NEET 2018 was conducted by CBSE on May 06, 2018. The exam was conducted in 136 cities in 11 languages. NEET 2018 result was announced on June 04, 2018. 1.07 lakh from Tamil Nadu appeared for NEET across 170 centres in 10 cities.

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