NEET 2017: Allahabad High Court asks CBSE to Revise NEET Mark. The Central Board of School Examination (CBSE) is asked by the Allahabad High Court to revise marks awarded to the candidates appeared in the NEET 2017 exam, the Allahabad High Court also asked the CBSE to decide the "merit/rank accordingly". The Petition was filed by Saumitra Gigodia who scored 137 All India Rank.
The Allahabad High Court remarked that we find that the Question Number 172 in the NEET test booklet code Y could not be answered by any candidate correctly. Earlier, Saumitra Gigodia had moved the court with the contention that he was "dismayed to see that the official answer to question no 172 of test booklet Y was incorrect," he also paid Rs 1,000 against the OMR grading.
Allahabad Court's Verdict on NEET 2017 Marks
A Division Bench, comprising Justice Tarun Agarwala and Justice Ashok Kumar, passed an order and allowed writ petition which was filled by a NEET 2017 candidate Saumitra Gigodia who had scored 665 out of 720 marks and secured all India rank of 137 in the NEET exam this year for admission to MBBS and BDS programs.
- The Allahabad High Court remarked while allowing the petition that we find that the question number 172 in the NEET test booklet code Y could not be answered by any candidate correctly and the court said that the benefit should be extended not only to the petitioner but to all candidates who have appeared in NEET exam this year.
- The court has also added that the petitioner should be awarded total 5 marks (04 marks for the question and 1 mark for negative marking)
Allahabad High Court also said that "Even though the petitioner had not claimed the refund of the prescribed fee for challenging a key answer since we find that the challenge made by the petitioner was correct we are of the opinion that the petitioner is entitled to a refund of Rs. 1,000. We accordingly issue a mandamus commanding the CBSE to refund Rs. 1,000 to the petitioner at the earliest."
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