CBSE, NEET qualifier in English move Supreme court to Against Tamil Nadu HC decision
Chennai: Sathya Devar, a NEET qualifier in English this year, moved the Supreme Court on Saturday, challenging the Judgement of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court which directs the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award 196 marks to all students, who took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), in Tamil. The Court had also directed CBSE to issue a fresh list of qualified candidates and keep the counselling process in abeyance.
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Sathya Devar who has earned a seat at Chengalpattu Medical College in his petition has prayed for the retention of his seat reported the New Indian express.
Meanwhile the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also moves the Supreme Court against an order by the Madras High Court granting grace marks to those who wrote this year’s NEET exam in Tamil, sources in the HRD Ministry said today. Hindu reports that the main thrust of the appeal would be the fact that an information bulletin of the NEET had said that in case of any ambiguity in the bilingual texts, the English version would be treated as final.
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had on 10th July ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks–4 marks each for 49 erroneous questions–in the Tamil version of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
Meanwhile, about 24,000 students sat for the NEET entrance Tamil this year. Tamil Nadu state quota houses 3,328 medical seats in government and private medical colleges. While the management quota comprises of 516 seats
The first round of counseling has resulted in Over 2,447 admissions in 22 government medical colleges in the first round.
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