Extra Marks For Those Who Took NEET In Tamil
CHENNAI: Candidates who took the all-India medical entrance exam NEET in Tamil will receive extra marks as the question paper contained errors.
The Madras High Court today asked the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Exams) to award 196 marks out of a total of 720 to all candidates who took the NEET paper in Tamil. The board will issue a revised ranking list in two weeks and counselling for medical course will be suspended till then.
"All students who had taken NEET in Tamil will now get an additional 196 marks out of 720, whether they had attempted these wrong questions or not," counsel for petitioner, Shaji Chellam, said.
The court's decision will benefit around 24,000 students.
The petitioner, CPM lawmaker TK Rangarajan, claimed 49 questions were wrong in the Tamil version of the NEET paper and asked that the students be given full marks on these questions. The lawmaker also contended that despite knowing that a petition on the matter was filed and was due for hearing, the CBSE had released the results.
"We found both the questions as well their answers wrong," Shaji Chellam said, citing an instance where "Cheetah was translated as Seetha in Tamil".