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CBSE NEET 2017 OMR sheets available online, answer keys out on June 15

CBSE has displayed images of NEET-UG 2017 optical mark recognition (OMRs) sheets and responses to questions

education Updated: Jun 14, 2017 14:06 IST
NEET-UG 17 OMR sheets are available online now, answer keys out on June 15(Istock)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has displayed images of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-UG 2017, optical mark recognition (OMRs) sheets and responses to questions. Check them here. After a delay that was causing worry to lakhs of medical and dental aspirants, the CBSE released the OMRs on Tuesday along with the students’ marked answers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate exams today.

While initially students could not access the OMR sheets due to technical glitches, many have finally started sending challenges to the central board. According to a statement released by CBSE on June 12, students will be allowed to challenge any questions or answer from the OMR sheets on June 13 and 14, whereas any challenges to the answer key which will be released on June 15 will be accepted till June 16.

The NEET paper, held on May 7, consisted of three sections — physics with 45 questions, chemistry with 45 questions and biology with 90 questions. Each question carried four marks for the right answer, with one mark deducted for every wrong answer. While most students found the paper easy to attempt, some had a problem with two questions in the biology section.

“Chapters on frogs and earthworms have been omitted from the NEET syllabus so now the board will have to confirm if this can be considered out of syllabus,” said Prof Subhash Joshi, from a city based coaching classes. For every wrong question, students stand to gain four marks for each wrong or out of syllabus question, if the CBSE board accepts the mistake. “There’s also a good chance the CBSE will call it as part of their general knowledge question, and not give any extra marks to students,” said Sudha Shenoy, a parent.

While CBSE is open to challenges, parents and students are upset about the system followed for NEET exams when it comes to accepting challenges, if any. “In other national or state exams, if a challenge is accepted, the marks are awarded to all students who appeared for the exam. However for NEET, the board gives marks only to those students who have challenged the questions which is unfair,” said Amruta Rege, a medical aspirant. Students have to pay Rs 1,000 for every challenge made and if the challenge is not accepted, then there is no refund offered either.

The schedule of display of OMR answer sheets and responses will be as follows:

OMR Sheets and responses to qustions: From today, June 13 to June 15 till 5 pm.

Answer keys will also be displayed from June 15 to 16 till 5 pm.

First Published: Jun 13, 2017 14:29 IST