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NTA Announces Retest for NEET-UG After Cancelling Scores of 1563 Candidates Amid Allegations of Malpractice

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NTA Announces Retest for NEET-UG After Cancelling Scores of 1563 Candidates Amid Allegations of Malpractice


The score cards of 1563 applicants who received “grace marks” in the 2024 National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) test would be cancelled, and the students will have the opportunity to retake the exam, the National Testing Agency (NTA) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday.

A committee has been formed to analyse the results of over 1,563 candidates who were given “grace marks” in order to make up for the time lost during their NEET-UG appearance, the NTA informed a bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta.

“The Committee has decided to cancel the score-cards of 1563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who were given grace marks and these students will be given the option to take a re-test,” the NTA stated.

“Exam will be conducted on June 23 and result will be declared before June 30,” it stated.

The NEET-UG, 2024 counselling will continue, the Apex Court reaffirmed.

“We won’t stop counselling; it will continue.” The Supreme Court declared, “If the exam passes, then everything goes in totality, so nothing to fear.”
On July 8, the Supreme Court will consider the applications.

The NTA’s declaration that a retest of 1563 pupils will be announced today and is expected to take place on June 23 with results announced by June 30 was noted by the Court. This was done to ensure that the July start date of counselling would not be impacted.

Advocate Shwetank stated, “Our primary concerns were the paper leak and other NTA wrongdoings. We filed a PIL on the NEET Exam issue. The Court has ordered that on June 23, there will be a reexamination.”

Candidates have brought up issues with question paper leaks, compensatory mark awards, and inconsistencies in the NEET 2024 exam.

A number of applications were submitted to the supreme court requesting that the NEET-UG 2024 results be recalled and that a new exam be administered. The petitions claimed that there were malpractices and paper leaks during the May 5 test.

The NEET-UG exam, administered by NTA, is the entry point for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other relevant programmes in both public and private educational establishments nationwide.

Source: ANI


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