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NEET-PG exam scheduled for this month: Question papers to be prepared 2 hours before

NEET PG exam: The exam, which was supposed to begin on June 23, was rescheduled hours in advance due to a dispute over purported anomalies, including question papers that had been leaked, for the undergraduate exam.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- July 02nd 2024 04:06 PM
NEET-PG exam scheduled for this month: Question papers to be prepared 2 hours before

NEET-PG exam scheduled for this month: Question papers to be prepared 2 hours before

PTC News Desk: After the Home Ministry met with representatives from the government's anti-cybercrime authority on Tuesday afternoon, sources said that this month's NEET-PG exam, which is required for admission to postgraduate medical programs, will take place. According to insiders, the question paper would be ready two hours in advance.

The NEET-PG exam, which was supposed to begin on June 23, was rescheduled hours in advance due to a dispute regarding purported anomalies, including papers that had been leaked, for the UG exam.

The National Board of Examinations for Medical Students would "undertake a thorough assessment of the robustness of processes of NEET-PG," the government had then declared.

The government claimed that the choice was made with the best interests of the pupils in mind.

Thousands of prospective medical professionals registered for the exam, which was later cancelled. This led to intense protests, especially from individuals who had traveled great distances to take the examination.

Dharmendra Pradhan, the minister of education, assigned a committee to look into concerns.

The NEET-UG and UGC-NET exams, which verify professorial appointments to colleges and universities and are used to provide research scholarships, were canceled in response to public uproar.

The National Testing Agency, which administers the NEET-UG and UGC-NET exams, came under fire last month when Mr. Pradhan confirmed what students had red-flagged, namely that test questions were being sold on the darknet. As a result, SK Singh, the agency's chief, was fired.

The retake of the NET exam, which was canceled two days after it was administered, is scheduled for July 25–27.

Along with criticism from the opposition, parents, and students, the National Teachers' Association (NTA) was recently briefly overrun by a mob from the National Students Union of India, the student branch of the Congress party, which claims the BJP has "destroyed" the educational system. The NTA is based in the Okhla neighborhood of Delhi.

The Supreme Court has also sent a notice to the NTA, to which it must respond by July 8.

In the meantime, numerous arrests and searches of coaching centers, school grounds, and other sites across have resulted from CBI investigations into the NEET-UG case.

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The federal agency detained a journalist from a small Hindi newspaper and the principal of a school in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, during raids at seven different places last week in Gujarat. In total, the CBI has submitted six FIRs, or first information reports, one of which was submitted immediately after the government turned over the matter.

The remaining five relate to one instance each in Rajasthan and Maharashtra, and three cases in Bihar. NDTV was earlier informed by agency sources that there might be a widespread corruption racket involved.

The NEET controversy has erupted into a protracted political dispute between the ruling BJP and non-aligned opposition parties, such as Naveen Patnaik's BJD and the Congress-led INDIA group.

Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress have taken the lead in Parliament, pressing for talks as both Houses deliberate the Motion of Thanks to President Droupadi Murmu's address.

After the results were released last month, the controversy surrounding the NEET exam, which was taken by about 24 lakh students on May 5, burst out. The remarkably high number of perfect scores—67 pupils, including six from one coaching center—were the first cause for concern. They achieved a maximum of 720. Concerns were also raised regarding the 1,563 students' "grace marks," which the NTA claimed were not test protocol.

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- With inputs from agencies

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