The NEET 2017 candidate Saumitra Ginodia found that she had been granted four marks in a question instead of five as her answer was considered wrong before it was found that there was a mistake in the question.
The Supreme Court (SC) has put a stay on the order passed by the Allahabad High Court directing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to grant 5 marks to the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 candidate.
The order was passed by the HC on August 10 after a petitioner appealed to the court requesting that the authorities award her five marks.
As reported by Indian Express, the NEET 2017 candidate Saumitra Ginodia found that she had been granted four marks in a question instead of five as her answer was considered wrong before it was found that there was a mistake in the question.
More on the report:
- Also, the Allahabad court directed the CBSE to grant the marks to all the candidates with similar issue
- Moreover, the Allahabad court ordered to revise the NEET merit list for admission to undergraduate medical courses across the country.
Special leave application filed by CBSE:
After receiving orders from the Allahabad HC, the CBSE filed a special leave application before the SC which then put a stay on the high court’s order.
Few weeks back, with medical admission in Tamil Nadu — on the basis of NEET’s score — not conducting in a uniform manner, SC ordered to continue status quo on medical admission in the state which meant no medical admission process for MBBS and BDS courses will take place in Tamil Nadu.
This year, a total of 11,38,890 students appeared for NEET examination, conducted in 10 different languages across 1,921 exam centres including 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students.[“Source-timesofindia”]