MCC has halted the NEET 2018 counselling process. The committee has postponed the result of second round allotment under All India Quota (AIQ).
13 July 2018: The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has postponed the result of second counselling under the All India Quota (AIQ) in compliance with the Madras High Court orders. The Madras HC has ordered CBSE to award grace marks to candidates who have appeared for NEET 2018 in the Tamil language because of the incorrect translation of 49 questions. The HC has also asked CBSE, the exam conducting authority, to prepare a new merit list.
The notice dated 12th July 2018 published on MCC’s official website states, “All the participating candidates/institutes/colleges/universities of Online Undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) Courses Counselling: 2018 are hereby informed that in compliance of the directions of Hon’ble High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench, in W.P. (MD) 11916, 10872, 10873 and 10874, Online undergraduate counselling for the session: 2018 including the declaration of 2nd round result will be kept in abeyance till further orders.
Candidates are advised to keep in touch with the website for latest updates.”
Madras High Court Orders
In response to a petition complaining about the incorrect translation of NEET 2018 English language question paper in Tamil, the Madras High Court had directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award 196 marks to all students who took the NEET 2018 medical entrance examination in the Tamil language. Find more details here.
This decision of the Madras HC will affect around 24,000 students who appeared for NEET 2018 in the Tamil language as CBSE is required to prepare a revised NEET UG 2018 rank list. This will alter the ranking as 196 additional marks will be allotted to approximately 24,000 students. It will also affect those who have been already allotted medical seats through the first round of counselling.
NEET 2018 Counselling
The result for the national level medical entrance exam was declared on 4th June 2018 and the registration process for the first round of counselling started on 13th June 2018. The result for the first counselling round was released on 22nd June 2018. The second round of counselling has also started on 6th July and the result of the second round of seat allotment process was scheduled to release on 12th July 2018, which is now postponed.
Now, the candidates are required to keep a check on the official website of MCC for further updates related to the counselling process.