EXTRA MARKS FOR NEET STUDENTS

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If you ever thought of being a doctor or taking the NEET exam, Tamil Nadu is the right place and now is the right time as the Madurai bench of Madras HC had ordered the CBSE to give 196 grace marks to the students who had taken the NEET in Tamil.

The Member of Parliament (MP) TK Rangarajan filed a caveat in the Supreme Court on Wednesday anticipating Central Board of Secondary Education’s appeal, seeking a stay on the Madras High Court ruling on NEET. He also added that he wants the government to create more seats in government and private medical colleges and that if the affected students get admissions in private colleges, the extra fees over and above the amount payable in government medical colleges be borne by the government.

The Madras High court order came after the MP had launched a petition seeking the government to conduct medical admissions in Tamil Nadu based solely on Class XII marks or award 196 grace marks to students who had attempted the test in Tamil.

The court had then directed the CBSE to award 196 marks which were bifurcated as four marks each for the 49 questions that were mistranslated in the Tamil question paper. This led to a lot of changes in the ranking and a lot of errors so the court also ordered the CBSE to release a revised rank list based on the new marks within two weeks.

This move by the Madras HC bench will benefit around 24,000 students who had taken the NEET in Tamil.

On one side the students of Tamil feel it is a fair thing done to them. Whereas, the other children around the country think it was unfair to them and are demanding validation. This is the same problem as that of reservation. In country of more than a billion people if you try to make some of them happy the rest will feel it is unfair.

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