Published: 14th June 2018
HC seeks reply from CBSE on disparities in Tamil NEET question paper
The petitioner pointed out the errors in the translations of 49 questions in physics, chemistry and biology sections
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the CBSE, Central and State Governments to file a counter on a petition filed by T K Rangarajan MP, praying to award 196 grace marks to the students who took NEET exams in Tamil, following the disparities and errors in the Tamil translation of the question paper.
Rajya Sabha member T K Rangarajan in his public interest litigation submitted that the Tamil question papers which were given to the NEET aspirants had disparities in its translation to the english questions. Pointing out the errors in the translations of 49 questions in physics, chemistry and biology sections, the Senior Counsel N G R Prasad who appeared on behalf of the petitioner argued that the students who took the exams in Tamil would clearly be affected out of negative marks only because of the errors made by the CBSE.
Hence he prayed the Court for a direction to CBSE to award 196 marks for the erroneous questions to the students who wrote the exams in Tamil. Rejecting the contentions of the government advocate that the students who applied for the exams has agreed that the decision of CBSE is final in regard to the NEET result and if there is any ambiguity in regional language translation, the English version is final, the Judges said that it cannot be left as such that CBSE can do anything that it can't be questioned. Further the Judges directed the CBSE, Central and State Governments to file it's counter and adjourned the case to June 27 for final disposal.