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NEET-UG: 750 out of 1,563 students skip re-test, reveals NTA

Jun 23, 2024 08:49 PM IST

About 813 candidates appeared for the re-test, which took place across centres in Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, and Meghalaya.

At least 750 of the 1,563 candidates who were awarded grace marks in NEET-UG skipped the re-test on Sunday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) said.

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About 813 candidates appeared for the re-test, which took place across centres in Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, and Meghalaya.

In Chhattisgarh, 291 out of 602 eligible candidates appeared for the examination, 287 out of 494 in Haryana and 234 out of 464 in Meghalaya. In Chandigarh, both eligible candidates remained absent. One student appeared in the centre in Gujarat. Follow NEET-UG LIVE updates here.

NEET-UG is conducted for admissions to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other related courses in government and private institutions.

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The re-test for the medical entrance exam was conducted after the National Testing Agency withdrew grace marks awarded to students who were compensated for loss of time due to delay in start of examination at six centres.

Six students scored perfect 720 marks along with 61 others, which led to allegations of inflation of marks.

NEET-UG controversy

A massive row has erupted over alleged irregularities in the conduct of medical entrance exam NEET.

The examination was held on May 5 across 4,750 centres and around 24 lakh candidates took it. The results were expected to be declared on June 14 but were announced on June 4, apparently because the evaluation of the answer sheets got completed earlier.

As many as 67 students scored a perfect 720, unprecedented in the NTA's history, with six from a centre in Haryana's Faridabad figuring in the list, raising suspicions about irregularities.

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There have been allegations of question paper leaks in states like Bihar and other irregularities in the prestigious exam. The allegations have led to protests in several cities and petitions in several high courts and the Supreme Court.

The Bihar Police has arrested 13 people, including prime suspect Sikandar Yadavendu, in connection with the alleged paper leak case.

The Centre has also removed NTA director general Subodh Singh and handed over the investigation to the CBI. The Union education ministry also established a seven-member panel to review the NTA's functioning and recommend exam reforms.

The CBI has also filed an FIR regarding the alleged irregularities, officials confirmed on Sunday.

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