Indian student challenges High Court's awarding of marks in national test after Tamil translation errors

A medical student of Tamil Nadu, Sathya Devar, has approached the Supreme Court to challenge a decision to award marks to all students who took a national test in the Tamil language. (New Indian Express)

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court judgment had ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award 196 marks to all students who took the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil. The court cited errors in translation in 49 out of the 180 Tamil questions this year.

However, Devar, who took the test in English is seeking to challenge that decision.

About 24,000 students took the NEET in Tamil this year. However, the Tamil Nadu region in southern India only has 3,328 medical seats in government and private medical colleges under the state quota.

Devar had secured a seat at Chengalpattu Medical College.

It is expected that the student’s case is likely to come up on Monday before the Chief Justice of India.

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