NEET 2017: CBSE might revise marks of all candidates.
The Allahabad High Court has recently directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to revise marks given to all NEET 2017 candidates.
With many National Eligibility cum Entrance Tests (NEET) 2017 students still not satisfied with the results over the incorrect reply for one of the 180 objective type questions given in the answer key, the Allahabad High Court has recently directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to revise marks given to all candidates.
The order was passed by the Division Bench comprising Justice Tarun Agarwala and Justice Ashok Kumar.
The announcement was made while allowing a writ petition filed by Saumitra Gigodia who had scored 665 out of 720 marks in the NEET 2017 for admission to undergraduate medical courses and secured an all India rank of 137.
More on the report:
Saumitra Gigodia, the petitioner, moved to the court with the disagreement that he was “dismayed to see that the official answer to question no. 172 of test booklet Y was incorrect” following which he “submitted a representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs. 1,000. “
Further, after getting no response from the CBSE, the petitioner filed an RTI application which “remained pending” following which he filed the petition stating “praying for a writ of mandamus commanding the respondents to take a decision on the challenge made by the petitioner” and “to award 05 marks to the petitioner for question no. 172. “
While allowing the petition, the court said:
“We find that question no. 172 in test booklet code Y could not be answered correctly by any candidate. We are, therefore, of the opinion that in the larger interest of administration the benefit should be extended not only to the petitioner but to all the candidates.”
“The petitioner is entitled to be awarded 05 marks (04 marks for the question and 01 mark for minus marking). We also direct the CBSE to give appropriate marks to all the candidates in the like manner for question no. 172 and corresponding question given in other booklets,” the court added in a recent PTI report.
Further, the Division Bench said, “Even though the petitioner had not claimed refund of the prescribed fee for challenging a key answer, since we find that the challenge made by the petitioner was correct we are of the opinion that the petitioner is entitled to a refund of Rs. 1,000. We accordingly issue a mandamus commanding the CBSE to refund Rs. 1,000 to the petitioner at the earliest.”
NEET in Urdu language in 2018:
Following the online petition organised by the Student Islamic Orgnisation (SIO) earlier this year, the Supreme Court has agreed with the centre to include Urdu as a language in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).
Here’s what Justices Dipak Misra said:
A bench, headed by Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar noted the submission made by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, that it was not opposed to conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Urdu medium also from 2018, as reported by PTI.
“The exam for this academic session is already over. We can’t put the clock back. The appeal is disposed of,” said Justice A M Khanwilkar.
Respected Source – IndiaToday