NEET Exam 2017 No Extra Marks and No Revision of Merit List says SC

Published on : 28th August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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The Supreme Court says no extra marks and no merit list revision for NEET exam 2017. Check out complete details here.

28 August 2017: In the recent development in NEET Exam 2017 candidate’s Saumitra Gigodia’s matter, the Supreme Court has put stay orders on the Allahabad High Court’s judgment.

Saumitra Gigodia, a NEET candidate, found that she had been awarded 4 marks instead of 5 in a question because her answer was considered wrong before it came into notice that the question had mistake.

 No Extra Marks and Merit List Revision for NEET Exam

On the candidate’s plea, the Allahabad High Court has passed orders directing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award 5 marks (4 marks for the correct answer and 1 negative mark deducted for considering it wrong) to the candidate.

The HC also directed the board to award marks to all candidates with similar issue and revise the NEET 2017 merit list.

After this, the CBSE filed a special leave application before the Supreme Court to grant a hold on the High Court’s order.

About NEET 2017

A total of 11,38,890 students appeared for NEET Exam 2017 across 1,921 centres. The exam was conducted in 10 different languages and faced a number of controversies from different papers in vernacular languages, Tamil Nadu seeking exemption from NEET 2017 and the case discussed in the post above. The 15% All India Quota couselling is complete and the state counselling for medical admission is in process in various states.


About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.



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