The Madras High Court has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award four grace marks each for 49 questions, which were wrongly translated to Tamil, to those students who attempted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the regional language.
The court has issued an order to award 196 marks to the candidates who took the examination in the Tamil language. Based on the grace marks, the CBSE has to issue a revised rank list before starting the admission process for medical colleges.
The order was issued in a petition filed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader T K Rangarajan. He has alleged that key words in the questions were translated incorrectly, which was a disadvantage for students who were writing the examination in Tamil.
With admission over for 2018 batch to medical colleges in Tamilnadu how this court order has to be worked is to be seen says Educational Experts.