The Hon’ble Supreme Court orders that the award of 196 grace marks which were awarded by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court (MHC). The students appeared in the NEET (UG) 2018 an opted for the Tamil language question paper has filed writ asking that some questions were wrongly translated from English to Tamil version of question paper.
According to the schedule of NEET 2018, the admission process is almost over. MCC has already conducted 15% All India Quota seats. The state medical agency has also completed Round-1/ 2 and mop-up round. Awarding 196 grace will temper the admissions and curriculum of MBBS 1st year academics.
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao asked the parties to come out with a solution to deal with the situation, saying, “We cannot dole out marks in this fashion. This year’s medical admission process is over so there can’t be any interim relief for this year.”
On 10th July 2018, the Madurai Bench had ordered the CBSE to grant 196 marks – 4 marks each for 49 erroneously translated questions in Tamil.
There was discussion between Justice Rao and Center: Centre tells the bench that, “After various judgments from the court, only those with more than 98% marks in board exams were getting admission in government medical colleges.” This led Justice Rao to question the Centre and said, “Where is the change now? The change now is, with NEET, even those with 60% marks can get admission in government colleges,” Centre stated.