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NEET 2024 Live Updates: Education Minister rejects allegations of paper leak; grace marks withdrawn

By, New Delhi
Jun 13, 2024 08:46 PM IST

NEET 2024 Live Updates: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan rejected allegations of paper leak in NEET, saying there is no evidence of it. Latest updates here

NEET 2024 Live Updates: The Supreme Court has approved a re-test for 1563 candidates who were awarded grace marks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance or NEET UG 2024. Disposing of a petition that challenged the decision of the National Testing Agency to award compensatory marks to the candidates of six centres due to lost time, the top court also allowed the proposal to cancel the existing scorecards of the affected candidates.

NEET 2024 Live Updates: The Supreme Court has approved a re-test for 1563 candidates who were awarded grace marks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance or NEET UG 2024.(HT File)

Earlier, the Supreme Court of India had issued notice to the centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) on a petition for the cancellation of the NEET UG result and noted that the sanctity of the medical entrance examination has been affected.

Meanwhile, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to produce the original records of a student who has alleged she is yet to get her NEET result.

Students, parents and educators are concerned over the NEET UG 2024 exam results. Few students scored 718 and 719 marks, and some scored 720 marks to become toppers, which was possible because NTA decided to award grace marks to them.

In a press conference conducted last week, NTA’s Director-General pointed out that the decision to give grace marks was taken as per a committee's recommendation. It added that those candidates were affected by time loss due to the distribution of wrong question papers and/or torn OMR sheets.

Another four-member committee has been formed to review the issue. The agency said a final decision, including the possibility of a re-examination, will be made after the committee submits a report, which is likely within a week.

NTA also released a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers along with it to clarify the allegations and concerns regarding the conduct of the exam, rewarding of marks, compensatory marks and more.

Stay updated with the latest developments related to the NEET exam controversy below:

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  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 08:46 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Court directs NTA

    The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to produce the original records of a student who has alleged she is yet to get her NEET result.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 05:27 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Find the latest updates on HT Education Portal

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Get the latest updates on the Education Portal of HT

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 04:39 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: How were the Compensatory marks calculated?

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: The loss of examination time was ascertained and such candidates were compensated with marks based on their answering efficiency and time lost, as per the mechanism/ formula established by the Hon’ble Apex Court, vide its judgment dated 13.06.2018 in W.P. 551 of 2018. 1563 candidates were compensated for the loss of time, informed NTA

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 03:52 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Has the syllabus of the NEET (UG) – 2024 been revised? NTA responds

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: NTA responded by saying that the syllabus of NEET (UG) - 2024 was revised. It is a 22 to 25% reduced syllabus compared to the previous year.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 03:20 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Which are the top three States/UTs where the highest number of candidates were qualified for the NEET (UG) – 2024?

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: According to NTA, the maximum number of candidates registered from the State of Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

    • 335004 students appeared in Uttar Pradesh and 165047 students qualified
    • 275457 students appeared in Maharashtra and 142665 students qualified
    • 174893 students appeared in Rajasthan and 121240 students qualified
  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 02:43 PM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Who were the examination functionaries involved in the conduct of the NEET (UG) – 2024?

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: More than 2.13 lakh examination functionaries (including City Coordinators, Centre Superintendents, Observers, Deputy Observers, Invigilators, etc.) were deployed for the smooth conduct of the NEET (UG) – 2024.

    In addition, a Central Control Room was opened to monitor and facilitate the smooth conduct of the Examination on the ground, informed NTA.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 02:14 PM

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: How many candidates qualified for NEET UG 2024

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: As per the frequently asked question (FAQs) and answers released by NTA, about 13.16 Lakh candidates were qualified for NEET UG 2024.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:55 PM

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: Details on the increase in registration in NEET UG 2024

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: According to NTA, there is an increase of 16.85% in the total registration with a 15.71% increase in Males and 17.84 in Females.

    As far as the category is concerned, an 8.17% increase in General, 19.72% in SC, 20.46 in ST, 20.12% in OBC-NCL, and 24.34% in Gen-EWS was witnessed.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:40 PM

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi alleges that the government had said nothing about the “larger scam”

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: “It has been decided that the scorecards of 1,563 students will be cancelled, and they will be given an option to reattempt the exam on June 23. If some students do not wish to give the test again, then grace marks will be deducted from their current score and that will be their final score. But we have heard nothing from the government on the larger scam," said Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi.

    Read the story here

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:33 PM

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: Find the latest updates on HT Education Portal

    NEET UG results 2024 Live: Get the latest updates on the Education Portal of HT

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:25 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: NTA's decision to award grace marks was arbitrary, says Alakh Pandey, CEO of Physics Wallah

    NEET 2024 News Live: Alakh Pandey, CEO of Physics Wallah, one of the petitioners argued that the NTA's decision to award grace marks was "arbitrary." He is reported to have collected feedback from approximately 20,000 students, indicating that around 70-80 marks were arbitrarily awarded as grace marks to at least 1,500 students.

    Read the story here

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:18 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: NTA released FAQs and answers to clarify the concerns of students and stakeholders

    NEET 2024 News Live: The National Testing Agency (NTA) released a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET (UG), the results of which were declared on June 4, 2024.

    The FAQs were released to clarify the allegations and concerns regarding the conduct of the exam, rewarding of marks, compensatory marks and more.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 01:14 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: When was NEET UG 2024 conducted

    NEET 2024 News Live: The National Testing Agency conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) for more than 24 lakh candidates at 4750 different Centres located in 571 Cities throughout the country including 14 Cities outside India on May 5, 2024, from 02:00 P.M. to 05:20 P.M.(IST)

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:48 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan rejects allegations of paper leak in NEET UG 2024

    NEET 2024 News Live: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan rejected allegations of paper leak in medical entrance exam NEET-UG, saying there is no evidence of it.

    "There is no evidence of paper leak in NEET-UG. The allegations of corruption in NTA are unfounded, it is a very credible body," Pradhan told reporters.

    "The Supreme Court is hearing the matter and we will abide by its decision. We will ensure no student is at a disadvantage," he added.

    (Inputs from PTI)

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:45 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: The controversy surrounding NEET-UG 2024 results explained here

    NEET 2024 News Live: The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) results have caused an uproar this year, with aspirants and parents demanding a probe and re-examination, alleging that the paper was leaked at certain centres where students later received high scores and complaints over “inflation of marks” of students who were compensated with grace marks for the loss of time.

    Read the story here

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:30 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: What did NTA DG say about grace marks earlier?

    NTA’s Director-General pointed out that the decision to give grace marks was taken as per a committee's recommendation.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:07 PM

    NEET 2024 News Live: Allahabad HC orders NTA to produce original OMR sheet of petitioner student

    NEET 2024 News Live: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court asked the National Testing Agency to produce the original records of a student who has alleged she is yet to get her NEET result.

    Read the complete story here

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:49 AM

    NEET 2024 News Live: Details on the petitions raising alleged malpractices in the conduct of NEET UG 2024

    NEET 2024 News Live: On petitions raising alleged malpractices in the conduct of the NEET exam, the court issued a notice and tagged it with petitions coming up on July 8. One of the petitions included the one filed by Physicswallah CEO Alakh Pandey.

    Read more here

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:43 AM

    NEET 2024 News Live: Decision to conduct re-test suggested by a four-member panel

    NEET 2024 News Live: The decision to conduct a re-test for the candidates who were given grace marks was suggested by a four-member panel constituted by the Ministry of Education

    (Inputs from Abraham Thomas)

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:37 AM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Find the latest updates on the HT Education Portal

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Stay updated with the latest developments on the HT Education Portal

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:26 AM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: SC disposes petition challenging award of grace marks by NTA in NEET-UG 2024

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: SC disposes petition challenging award of grace marks by NTA in NEET-UG 2024 by accepting the recommendation by Centre giving the option of re-test to 1563 candidates who were awarded grace marks for loss of time during the examination held on May 5.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:24 AM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Results of re-test will likely be pronounced before June 30

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: NTA informed that results of the re-test will likely be pronounced before June 30, 2024, to facilitate the counselling process from July 6, 2024.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:20 AM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: NTA to conduct the re-test most likely on June 23, 2024

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: The SC allowed the NTA to conduct the re-test most likely on June 23 and cancel the scorecards of those 1563 candidates who opt to appear. For those who do not wish to appear, their original scorecards (without the grace marks) shall be considered.

  • Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:58 AM

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: Centre proposes re-test for 1563 candidates who were given grace mark

    NEET 2024 Live Updates: The Centre has proposed a re-test for 1563 candidates and for those who do not wish to appear, their original marks (without award of grace marks) will be taken into consideration.

    (Inputs from Abraham Thomas)

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