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NEET UG 2024 hearing highlights: Supreme Court hearing on ‘paper leak’ petitions postponed to July 18

NEET UG 2024 hearing highlights:SC on Thursday postponed the hearing of petitions filed against the alleged paper leak in NEET UG 2024 to July 18.
Students holding placards protest against the alleged irregularities in the NEET examination, in Bhopal on Friday. (ANI)
Students holding placards protest against the alleged irregularities in the NEET examination, in Bhopal on Friday. (ANI)

NEET UG 2024 hearing highlights: The hearing of petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the alleged paper leak in NEET UG 2024 has been postponed to July 18. A bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud will hear a series of petitions concerning the controversial NEET-UG 2024 medical entrance exam. These include pleas alleging irregularities and malpractices during the May 5 test and seeking a fresh examination. During a previous hearing on July 8, the Supreme Court said that the integrity of NEET-UG 2024 had been compromised....Read More

In an additional affidavit submitted on Wednesday, the Centre stated that, in compliance with the Supreme Court's directives, the Ministry of Education had requested IIT Madras to conduct comprehensive data analytics of the results of NEET-UG 2024 candidates.

NEET Highlights

- The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that there was no evidence of widespread cheating or specific groups of candidates unfairly benefiting from abnormal scores in NEET-UG 2024.

- According to the Centre's additional affidavit submitted to the apex court, IIT Madras conducted data analytics on the NEET-UG 2024 results. Experts found that the marks distribution followed a bell-shaped curve typical of large-scale exams, indicating no irregularities.

- The Centre also stated in its affidavit that the counselling process for undergraduate seats for the academic year 2024-25 will commence in four rounds starting from the third week of July.

- Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA), responsible for conducting NEET-UG, submitted a separate affidavit to the Supreme Court. They analyzed marks distribution at national, state, city, and centre levels for NEET-UG 2024.

- NEET-UG 2024 was taken by 23.33 lakh students on May 5 across 4,750 centres in 571 cities, including 14 cities overseas.

- Earlier affidavits from the Centre and NTA argued against scrapping NEET-UG, stating it would adversely affect lakhs of honest candidates without evidence of widespread confidentiality breaches.

- NEET-UG, conducted by the NTA, is the entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other related courses in government and private institutions nationwide.

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July 11, 2024 6:54 PM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: CBI arrests main accused in paper leak case from Bihar

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested accused Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky from Bihar's Nalanda in connection with the NEET paper leak case.

Ranjan's arrest brings a significant advancement in the investigation, the agency said on Thursday.

Rakesh Ranjan, who is believed to be a one of key player in the NEET paper leak network, was taken into custody following a planned operation by the CBI.

Read here: NEET-UG paper leak scam: CBI arrests mastermind Rakesh Ranjan

July 11, 2024 3:53 PM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: Annamalai on the issue

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: Amidst the alleged irregularities in the NEET examination 2024, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party president K Annamalai on Thursday asserted that the paper leak was "localised leak" that has been controlled, adding that the "fear-mongering" of opposition parties can be put to rest now.

"IIT Madras did a survey about the nature of the paper leak, they are very clear that it has been contained. It did not reach many people... Supreme Court also mentioned a few days ago that it does not seem to be a widespread leak... It is a very localised leak that has been controlled, the fear-mongering of opposition parties can be put to rest now," Annamalai told ANI.

July 11, 2024 2:17 PM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: Why Supreme Court postponed the matter?

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing for July 18 a batch of petitions alleging paper leakage and malpractices in the NEET-UG 2024 exam, held on May 5.

A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra adjourned the hearing for next Thursday to enable the petitioners to file their responses to the affidavits filed by the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) yesterday.

It noted in the order that some of the parties in the case haven't received the affidavits filed by the Centre and NTA and they need to prepare their responses before arguments.

July 11, 2024 1:16 PM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: Supreme Court hearing on ‘paper leak’ petitions postponed to July 18

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: The Supreme Court onThursday postponed the hearing on the NEET UG 2024 'paper leak' case to July 18. The adjournment occurred because the bench led by the CJI observed that some parties had not yet received the affidavits filed by the Centre and NTA. They stresse the need for these parties to carefully consider the responses before proceeding with arguments.

July 11, 2024 1:08 PM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: Video showing paper leak in Telegram ‘fake’, NTA tells Supreme Court

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: The Centre submitted a fresh affidavit to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, stating that there was no evidence of "mass malpractice" or specific candidates gaining unfair advantages from abnormal scores in NEET-UG 2024. According to the affidavit, data analytics conducted by IIT Madras revealed a marks distribution following a standard bell-shaped curve, typical of large-scale exams.

Echoing this, the National Testing Agency (NTA), responsible for NEET, filed a separate affidavit affirming that only 47 candidates — 17 in Patna and 30 in Godhra — were suspected of involvement in the paper leak and irregularities related to OMR sheets. Dig deeper

July 11, 2024 11:24 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: No mass malpractice in NEET, says Centre to Supreme Court

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: On Wednesday, the Union government filed a new affidavit in the Supreme Court, strongly opposing the call for a retest of NEET-UG 2024. The government asserted that a detailed report from IIT-Madras disproves claims of widespread malpractice or unfair advantages to candidates at specific centres.

July 11, 2024 9:54 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: CBI arrests two more persons from Patna in ‘paper leak’ case

NEET UG 2024 hearing live updates: The CBI has made two more arrests in Patna in connection with the NEET-UG paper leak case, bringing the total number of arrests by the agency to 11, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

This marks the first instance where the CBI has arrested a candidate linked to the alleged irregularities in NEET-UG. Sunny, an aspiring NEET-UG student from Nalanda, and Ranjit Kumar's father from Gaya have been apprehended, according to reports.

In the Bihar NEET-UG paper leak investigation, the CBI has now arrested a total of eight individuals. Additionally, one person each has been arrested in Gujarat's Latur and Godhra for alleged exam manipulation, and another in Dehradun for involvement in a broader conspiracy, officials added.

July 11, 2024 9:15 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: When will the counselling be conducted?

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: Regarding counselling for the academic year 2024-25, the Centre announced that it will be conducted in four rounds starting from the third week of July. They emphasized that any candidate found benefiting from malpractice will have their candidature cancelled at any stage of the counselling process or thereafter.

In response to ensuring the integrity of future exams, the Centre has formed a high-level committee of experts. This committee will recommend robust measures to enhance transparency, smoothness, and fairness in examinations conducted by the NTA.

NEET-UG 2024 was undertaken on May 5, with 23.33 lakh students appearing across 4,750 centres in 571 cities, including 14 cities overseas.

July 11, 2024 8:13 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: Centre's and NTA affidavits in Supreme Court

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: The Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, stating that there were no signs of widespread cheating or specific groups of candidates unfairly benefiting from abnormal scores in NEET-UG 2024. It referenced data analytics conducted by IIT-Madras on the exam results, noting that the distribution of marks followed a typical bell-shaped curve seen in large-scale examinations, indicating no irregularities.

July 11, 2024 7:53 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: What did Supreme Court say during the previous hearing?

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: During its previous hearing on July 8, the Supreme Court directed the NTA to reveal details about the timing and method of the question paper leak for NEET-UG, as well as the duration between the leak and the actual exam conducted on May 5.

July 11, 2024 7:39 AM IST

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: Supreme Court to hear petitions on ‘paper leak’ today

NEET UG 2024 Live Updates: The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider a group of petitions today concerning alleged paper leaks and irregularities in the National Eligibility Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2024. This comes after the Union government submitted a new affidavit opposing calls for a re-test.

During the previous hearing on NEET-UG 2024, a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud listened to several pleas and scheduled further proceedings for July 11.

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