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

The re-test, which was held at several locations in Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, and Meghalaya, drew about 813 applicants.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- June 23rd 2024 07:52 PM
NEET-UG: NTA reveals 750 of 1,563 students skipped re-test

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

PTC News Desk: The National Testing Agency (NTA) reported that at least 750 of the 1,563 applicants who received grace marks on the NEET-UG missed the retest on Sunday.

The re-test was administered at several centers in Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, and Meghalaya, and about 813 candidates showed up.


291 out of 602 eligible applicants in Chhattisgarh, 287 out of 494 in Haryana, and 234 out of 464 in Meghalaya took the exam. Both of the qualified candidates were not present in Chandigarh. In the Gujarati center, there was one student present. Check here for updates on NEET-UG LIVE.

For admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other relevant courses in government and private universities, NEET-UG is held.

The National Testing Agency removed the grace marks granted to students who were reimbursed for lost time as a result of the examination's delayed start at six locations, prompting a retake of the medical entrance exam.

Along with 61 other students, six of them received perfect 720 scores, which sparked claims of mark inflation.

NEET-UG dispute

Alleged problems in the administration of the NEET medical entrance exam have sparked a tremendous outcry.

About 24 lakh students sat the exam, which was administered on May 5 at 4,750 locations. Although the results were supposed to be released on June 14, they were instead revealed on June 4, perhaps as a result of the answer sheet examination being finished sooner.

Six students from a center in Faridabad, Haryana, made the list of pupils who achieved a perfect 720, which is unique in the history of the NTA and raised questions about irregularities.

There have been claims of anomalies in the esteemed exam, including question paper leaks in areas like Bihar. Protests in multiple locations and petitions before multiple high courts, including the Supreme Court, have resulted from the charges.

Thirteen people have been taken into custody by the Bihar Police in relation to the purported paper leak case, among them being major suspect Sikandar Yadavendu.

Additionally, the Center fired NTA Director General Subodh Singh and gave the CBI control of the inquiry. A seven-member team was also established by the Union education ministry to examine the NTA's operations and suggest changes to the exams.

Officials verified on Sunday that the CBI has also lodged a formal complaint over the purported anomalies.

Also Read: NEET-UG: CBI takes control of NEET paper leak case, investigating 'broader conspiracy': Sources

- With inputs from agencies

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