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Madras HC notice to Centre, TN govt on PIL seeking grace marks in NEET

Hans India 2018-06-13 20:43:06
Madras HC notice to Centre, TN govt on PIL seeking grace marks in NEET
The Madras High Court today issued notice to the central and Tamil Nadu governments on a PIL by a CPI-M MP seeking award of full marks for 49 'erroneous' questions in the Tamil version of this year's National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
A bench of justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahamed directed the governments to file their replies and posted the matter to June 27 for further hearing.
Rajya Sabha member T K Rangarajan in his public interest litigation petition submitted that there were translation errors in 49 questions in physics, chemistry and biology sections in the Tamil version of NEET.
There were 180 questions in the test with four marks for each. Out of these, a total of 49 questions in the three subjects were erroneous, he contended.
He sought a court direction for awarding full 196 marks for these questions to the students who took the NEET in Tamil.
About 1.07 lakh candidates had appeared in the NEET held across 170 centres in 10 cities of the state on May 6. The results of the qualifying exam for medical courses were declared on June 4. 
Tags: Tamil Nadu, Rajya Sabha, Madurai, Madras High Court, CPI-M, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET