HC directs CBSE to revise merit list of NEET 2017education Updated: Aug 11, 2017 18:42 IST
NEET (UG) was conducted by the CBSE on May 7 in which around 11 lakh medical aspirants across India had appeared. (HT photo)
Allahabad Holding that the answer key provided by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for question number 172 in test booklet code ‘Y’ of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-2017) did not provide the correct answer, the Allahabad high court on Thursday directed the board to award five marks (four marks for the question and one for minus marking) to the petitioner. NEET is the entrance test for medical and dental colleges around the country.
The court further instructed the CBSE to revise the marks awarded to all other candidates and also their merit/rank accordingly. The bench comprising justice Tarun Agarwala and justice Ashok Kumar passed the order on a petition filed by one Saumitra Gigodia.
The petitioner’s contention was that he appeared in NEET, 2017, and opted for the question number 172. However, when answer key was released, the wrong option was selected as the answer for the question by the CBSE experts.
Hence, the petitioner pleaded that he be given four marks for right answer and one mark be deducted from his total marks for giving a wrong answer. The court, after hearing arguments of concerned parties and answer provided in the books of the NCERT, held that the petitioner’s claim was genuine and his petition was liable to be allowed.
NEET (UG) was conducted by the CBSE on May 7 in which around 11 lakh medical aspirants across India had appeared.