SC reiterates not to stay NEET UG counselling; retest for 1,563 candidates on Jun 23

New Delhi, Jun 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that it would not pass any interim direction to stay the admission counselling process to medical programmes pursuant to the NEET UG 2024 examination amid the allegations of paper leak and other irregularities.

During the hearing, a vacation bench presided over by Justice Vikram Nath was apprised that the scorecards of 1,563 candidates, who were awarded compensatory marks on account of loss of time, had been withdrawn and cancelled.

The counsel representing the National Testing Agency (NTA) said that these candidates may choose to appear in a re-test likely to be held on June 23, adding that the counselling schedule announced earlier will not be disturbed since the results of the re-test would be declared by June 30.

The actual marks obtained by these 1,563 candidates without normalisation would be emailed to them, and if any of these candidates choose not to appear in the re-test, results based on actual marks will be treated as final, submitted NTA before the Bench, also comprising Justice Sandeep Mehta.

Taking the aforesaid into account, the apex court decided to close the issues pertaining to the grant of grace marks in the NEET UG exam.

However, it issued notice to NTA and others on a plea seeking cancellation of the NEET exam held on May 5 and tagged the matter with pending petitions, which are coming up for hearing on July 8.

Multiple pleas have been filed before the apex court seeking directions for the conduct of an expeditious and thorough investigation of the “malpractices and fraud involved” in the NEET examination and a stay on declaration of results till the investigations on paper leak are completed.

Further, the pleas sought directions to NTA to recall the results of the examination conducted on May 5 and conduct the examination afresh after issuing due public notice.






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  • peter, mangalore

    Fri, Jun 14 2024

    24 lacs sat for exam issue with 1500 students only. room for improvement, ofcourse accusing the whole system to be down is stupid.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    Under faku every NEET was manipulated.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    This is the condition of exam system under nagpur Gang! All these exams are manipulated to deny poor population for higher education. All central boards and exams boards corrupt at core. Just check the main page CBSE board website you will find spelling mistakes even after complaining they didn't rectify it . How you eradicate corruption when every educational institution is corrupt..

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    they have leaked exam papers for so many jobs in Gujarat,Haryana,Bihar all ruled by BJP, playing with poor people's hopes , dreams. NEET is completely Cheat and Incomplete just like exit polls scam where middle class lost so much money..AnhdBhakts will start NEET was conducted by Pakistan or Muslims😩😩😩

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    The Central government of India has desperately failed in curbing malpractices and corruption in national level entrance examinations.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jun 13 2024

    there is not a single examination or test that is not corrupted in this third world country..some andh bhakts get wild when i write the truth...but as a citizen i have the right to highlight the reality...chacha's third term with two creches on both sides began..must be taking sleeping pills as the wolves wait to bring him down any time...

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