HC no­tice to Cen­tre, TN on PIL seek­ing grace marks in NEET

The Hitavada - - NATION -

THE Supreme Court on Wed­nes­day di­rected the Na­tional Univer­sity of Ad­vanced Le­gal Stud­ies to pre­pare a fresh and re­vised merit list of stu­dents who ap­peared for the Com­mon Law Ad­mis­sion Test.

The list should be pre­pared af­ter giv­ing com­pen­satory marks to stu­dents who faced tech­ni­cal glitches dur­ing the on­line ex­am­i­na­tion, the apex court ruled. Headed by Jus­tice Uday Umesh Lalit and also com­pris­ing Jus­tice Deepak Gupta, the va­ca­tion bench passed the or­der af­ter sev­eral stu­dents com­plained of fac­ing tech­ni­cal glitches and other dif­fi­cul­ties while giv­ing the CLAT 2018 ex­am­i­na­tion.

The Supreme Court also made it clear that the first round of coun­selling for al­lot­ting seats to stu­dents on the ba­sis of CLAT 2018, will go on but the sec­ond will be done on the ba­sis of re­vised merit list.

Around 400 stu­dents are ex­pected to be given com­pen­satory marks on the ba­sis of the for­mula de­vised by a com­mit­tee led by a for­mer Ker­ala High Court judge.

The re­vised merit list should be pre­pared by June 16 as di­rected by the apex court. THE Madras High Court on Wed­nes­day is­sued no­tice to the Cen­tre and Tamil Nadu Govt on a PIL by a CPI-M MP seek­ing award of full marks for 49 ‘er­ro­neous’ ques­tions in Tamil ver­sion of this year’s NEET.

A bench of jus­tices C T Sel­vam and A M Basheer Ahamed di­rected the Gov­ern­ments to file their replies and posted the mat­ter to June 27 for fur­ther hear­ing. Ra­jya Sabha mem­ber T K Ran­gara­jan in his PIL sub­mit­ted that there were trans­la­tion er­rors in 49 ques­tions in physics, chem­istry and bi­ol­ogy sec­tions in the Tamil ver­sion of NEET. There were 180 ques­tions in the test with 4 marks for each. Out of these, a to­tal of 49 ques­tions in the 3 sub­jects were er­ro­neous, he con­tended.

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