The Supreme Court of India has stayed the Madras High Court order
It is really shocking judgment by Madras High Court to grant 196 grace marks to the Tamil medium students who took the NEET 2018 Exam.
HC order for 196 grace marks in Tamil NEET

The Supreme Court of India has stayed the Madras High Court order on July 20, 2018. This means that the round two counselling result of NEET 2018 will be declared shortly by the MCC. Also, the various state counselling processes which had been stayed due to the order will also be resumed. The next hearing on NEET counselling 2018 will be held after two weeks as per the court. Candidates can now visit the official MCC website to keep track of the result of NEET round 2 counselling.

   Highlights of Madras High Court

  • Court has ordered CBSE to grant 196 grace marks – four marks for each of the 49 questions that were mistranslated 
  • The HC gave CBSE two weeks to come up with a fresh list of candidates.

  • It will disrupt the ongoing MBBS and BDS admission.

The order had been given by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court to the CBSE to award 196 grace marks 24,000 students who took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil. This order was given because one-third of the questions in the Tamil paper were wrong or vaguely worded due to mistranslation.

A division bench of justice C T Selvam and Justice A M Basheer Ahmed said: “The list of qualified candidates shall be kept in abeyance, as would the counseling, pending publishing details of the qualified candidates afresh.”

PIL filed by CPM MP T K Rnagarajan claimed that many words i.e. for instance, the word “cheetah” was translated literally as “Seetha” and thus total 49 questions were translated incorrectly, he said. 

what will be effected in Counselling and admission?

Many students of Tamil are happy that now they can get a seat in government colleges. Others students awaiting the second round of counseling both state and AIQ, also fear this will scuttle their chances of getting in a government medical or dental college. Many parents are protesting this order as this judgment is likely to affect a large number of students in terms of the rank list for the state. 

The NEET cut off was 119 this year from the general category, and 96 for SC, ST and same for OBC students. With 196 marks all students who got more than 77 marks in the GN, and more than 100 marks in the reserved categories, will clear the cut-off and able to attend the counseling.

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