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Supreme Court Raises Concerns Over NEET Results

Today, on June 11, the Supreme Court heard a significant petition requesting the cancellation of the NEET-UG 2024 exam due to alleged paper leaks. The Court asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to respond and expressed concern about the allegations affecting the integrity of the exams, stating, “The sanctity has been affected, so we need answers.”

The Supreme Court has not stayed the NEET UG 2024 counselling process yet; the next hearing is on July 8. Justices Vikram Nath and Ahsanuddin Amanullah presided over the case. The petition, filed on June 1, came after a Bihar police investigation into an alleged paper leak. The NEET UG 2024 results on June 4 revealed 67 students scored a perfect 720/720, including six from one exam center, raising concerns of irregularities.

The NTA, responsible for NEET, faces scrutiny for grace marks, mismanagement, and overall handling. Students and groups demand a re-exam for fairness and transparency.

On June 10, a large number of students protested in Delhi, calling for a thorough investigation into alleged irregularities in the NEET exam. The protests were led by Left-affiliated student unions near the education ministry and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) near the NTA headquarters.

In response to the controversy, the education ministry has formed a four-member panel to review the awarding of grace marks to more than 1,500 candidates. This decision was made following allegations that inflated marks may have contributed to 67 students sharing the top rank in the NEET-UG exam.