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Centre to hold re-test for 1563 candidates awarded grace marks in NEET UG, 2024 [Read Order]

By Jhanak Singh      13 June, 2024 01:39 PM      0 Comments
Centre to hold re test for 1563 candidates awarded grace marks in NEET UG 2024

NEW DELHI: The Union government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision has been taken to cancel the results of 1563 candidates in NEET-UG 2024 who were awarded grace or compensatory marks, with an option to them to take a re-test.

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A bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta allowed the National Testing Agency which said the date of such a re-test for 1563 candidates only would be notified on June 13 itself and the results would be declared on June 30, so that counselling, scheduled to begin from July 6, does not get affected.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Alakh Pandey raising question over awarding of grace or compensatory marks to 1563 candidates due to delay at their examination centre.

The bench, however, issued notice to the Centre and the NTA in the other petitions seeking re examination due to paper leakage and malpractices in NEET UG 2024 held on May 5.

Appearing for the Centre, advocate Kanu Agrawal submitted a decision has been taken on the basis of a recommendation of a committee to hold re test for 1563 candidates. Such candidates would be provided score seats without the grace or compensatory marks and they would be given an option to appear in re examination. If they appeared in re examination, their previous score card would stand discarded.

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Advocate Naresh Kaushik, appearing for the NTA, which conducted May 5 NEET UG, said that the date for re-test would be notified on Thursday itself.

The plea questioned the validity of award of compensatory marks using a normalisation formula.

The Supreme Court had earlier issued notice to the Centre and the NTA on other petitions for recalling the results and holding the examination afresh and fixed the matter for hearing on July 8.

Also Watch -  

Several aspirants of the medical entrance exam NEET have alleged inflation of marks which led to a record 67 candidates bagging the top rank, including six from the same exam centre.

The National Testing Agency, however, denied any irregularities and said the changes made in the NCERT textbooks and grace marks for losing time at the examination centres are some of the reasons behind the students scoring higher marks.

 

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