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NEET result 2017: Mixed reaction from students, many say challenges not accepted

The final NEET 2017 undergraduate results for this year evoked mixed reactions from students.

education Updated: Jul 14, 2017 11:41 IST
Shreya Bhandary
The final NEET undergraduate results for this year evoked mixed reactions from students.
The final NEET undergraduate results for this year evoked mixed reactions from students.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file)

The final NEET undergraduate results for this year evoked mixed reactions from students. While some were relieved to finally get hold of their marks, many were upset about the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not accept any challenges sent by them in the past week.

“My score is the same as it was when I calculated it on the basis of the answer key. I had challenged four questions after that but my marks have not changed. So, clearly, CBSE has not accepted the challenges,” said Priyanka Vyas, a candidate who scored 580 in NEET.

CBSE had released the answer key on June 15 and accepted two “erroneous” questions for which students were to receive 8 marks as bonus. However, all those who had challenged the Board on other questions were a dejected lot as the authority has not changed the marks for those.

The official answer key was released so that students could check their answers and challenge them, if wrong. The Board had allowed challenges until 5 pm on June 16.

“My daughter had attempted the set with the erroneous questions. So she got 8 bonus marks, but we had also challenged two more questions, but there’s no difference to her total marks,” said Dipanita Singh, whose daughter scored 622 in the exam.

Students have paid Rs 1,000 per challenge to the Board, and only if the challenge is accepted does CBSE refund this fee.

“My daughter’s total score could have gone up by another 8 marks and that could have made a huge difference to her overall rank. Every extra mark matters in such competitive exams,” she said.

NEET 2017 results have been announced on the official website, www.cbseneet.nic.in.