Appeal In NEET Case Refused By Supreme Court

CBSE’s appeal against a Bombay High Court order in the NEET case denied

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The supreme court refused to allow CBSE’s appeal against a Bombay High court order asking it to give proportionate marks to a batch of candidates who lost 30 minutes due to the invigilator’s fault during the NEET undergraduate exam 2018. A vacation bench of justices S Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to comply with the high court’s order within 10 days.

The board had moved the court against the June 15 order of the high court regarding the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test which was held on May 6. The order of the court was to award additional proportionate marks to 24 students who had appeared in an examination at Nagpur in Maharashtra but were not given the stipulated time of three hours to complete the exam. According to petitioner Vaishnavi Sandeep Maniyar, the invigilator allowed the students to write the exam from 10:30 AM only, instead of the scheduled 10 AM, as per the reports of DNA India.

The high court has now directed the CBSE to revise the marks of candidates, release corrected mark-sheet by June 22 and consider them for the second round of counselling, according to Financial Express.

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