NEET candidates in TN to get 196 extra marks: HC

Madurai: Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to grant 196 marks 4 marks each for 49 erroneous questions in the Tamil version of this year’s NEET to those who took the exam for medical admissions in the regional language.

Passing the orders on a public interest litigation, justices CT Selvam and AM Basheer Ahamed of the Madurai Bench also directed the CBSE to consequently revise the list of eligible candidates and publish it afresh. The board will issue a revised ranking list in two weeks, and, counselling would be suspended till then.

The court’s decision will benefit around 24,000 students, and would also have ramifications for students across the country.