NEET 2024 to be conducted again? Physics Wallah founder likely to move SC: 10 points

Aspirants have taken to social media platforms to express their frustrations and demand transparency in the examination process.

Jigyasha Kumari
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The NEET-UG 2024 results, announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, on its official website, have sparked controversy and raised concerns among students and stakeholders. Let's understand developments in 10 points: 

Examination Conduct and Results: The NEET UG 2024 exam, conducted on May 5, witnessed the participation of over 24 lakh candidates across 4,750 centers in 571 cities, including 14 abroad. Following the result declaration, students expressed concerns regarding allegations of irregularities and paper leaks.

High Achievers: Despite the controversies, approximately 67 candidates secured a percentile of 99.997129, with some obtaining exceptionally high marks, including 718 and 719, raising questions about inflated cutoffs.

NTA Response: The NTA addressed concerns by attributing compensatory marks to candidates who faced time loss during the exam and acknowledged discrepancies in textbooks that led to score increases for some students.

Formation of Committee: In response to the widespread allegations, the NTA formed a four-member committee to reassess the grace marks awarded to over 1,500 students. This step aims to address concerns of inflated marks, particularly among the 67 candidates sharing the top rank, six of whom are from the same examination center in Haryana.

Legal Action:  Alakh Pandey, CEO of Physics Wallah, plans to approach the Supreme Court to address irregularities and ensure accountability and justice for affected aspirants. Concerns about a lack of transparency from the NTA have intensified demands for a Supreme Court-supervised investigation.

Political Involvement: Political leaders, including Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, have demanded a thorough investigation into the NEET UG 2024 results. They criticized the Modi government for jeopardizing candidates' futures and urged for a high-level probe under Supreme Court supervision.

Social Media Outcry: Aspirants have taken to social media platforms to express their frustrations and demand transparency in the examination process. Allegations of paper leaks, technical glitches, and inconsistent marking have fueled calls for a Supreme Court-monitored investigation to safeguard candidates' futures.

Grace mark problem: Students from six examination centers across various states, including Meghalaya, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Surat, and Chandigarh, have raised complaints regarding time loss during the NEET 2024 exams. NTA officials have revealed that at these centers, students faced challenges in completing the exam within the allocated time frame of 3 hours and 20 minutes due to administrative issues. These issues included the distribution of incorrect question papers, torn OMR sheets, and delays in distributing OMR sheets, among others.

Suicide case reported 

As per PTI report, an 18-year-old NEET aspirant died allegedly by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in Kota. The incident occurred a day after the NTA declared the NEET-UG results, in which the victim, Bagisha Tiwari, scored 320 out of 720 marks. 

We will arrange re-examination of NEET exam if needed

During the press conference, a noteworthy announcement was made by the NTA Director, stating, "If the committee deems it necessary to conduct a re-examination, we will arrange for it." This statement is a pivotal step in the ongoing efforts to resolve the concerns voiced by students and stakeholders regarding the NEET UG 2024 results. The Director underscored that the decision would be guided by the recommendations put forth by the newly established grievance redressal committee, thereby ensuring fairness and transparency throughout the process.