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Home / Education / NTA refutes NEET aspirant’s claim of AIR 1 Rank in ST category

NTA refutes NEET aspirant’s claim of AIR 1 Rank in ST category

The aspirant had made the claim in Kota on Monday night. He belongs to Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan.

education Updated: Oct 20, 2020, 20:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kota
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

NTA has refuted the claim of a NEET aspirant of Rajasthan who had claimed that NTA initially gave him low score in NEET 2020 result declared recently, but when he sought score review, NTA through email issued him corrected score and granted AIR 1 in ST category.

The aspirant had made the claim in Kota on Monday night. He belongs to Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued its Director General Vineet Joshi, NTA said “An aspirant has claimed that he has 650 marks whereas he has obtained 329 marks in NEET 2020 results. The emails purported to have been written by NTA are also fake. This news has been broadcast by some local news channels in some cities. This news is totally fake, fabricated and one sided and news channels should have confirmed from NTA prior to broadcasting it. In the instant case, a complaint is being field by NTA with the cyber security cell under the IT Act at Noida, UP.”

NTA DG clarified that all genuine grievances of the aspirants will be addressed, but strict action will be taken against manipulative and fabricated cases, as per the law of the land.

NTA has issued this statement in response to the claim of the aspirant who said before media that the agency gave 329 marks to him out of 720 in NEET 2020 results declared on October 16, whereas, according to him, he was scoring 650 marks out of 720 on the basis of recorded response sheet and answer key of NEET 2020 released by NTA.

The aspirant claimed that his parents motivated him for score review, after which he challenged the result sheet before NTA on the basis of his recorded response sheet and answer key and sent emails on official email address of NTA on October 18.

The aspirant informed that he received email from NTA on October 19 in which his corrected resultsheet was attached in which he was awarded 650 marks and also adjuged All India Topper of NEET 2020 in Scheduled Tribe category.

However, the aspirant is still maintaining that he has scored 650 marks and is urging NTA to send him his original OMR sheet so that he can reconfirm his marks.

Meanwhile, another NEET aspirant named Gaurav Prakash (18) on Tuesday claimed to be the topper in Scheduled Tribe (ST) category of NEET with a score of 700 out of 720 marks.

“I am the topper of ST Category in NEET as per the NEET 2020 result declared by NTA on 16 October”, he said.

He belongs to Dausa district of Rajasthan.

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