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NEET UG 2024 Controversy: Supreme Court to Hear Pleas for CBI Probe and Case Transfers on July 8

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2024 has come under scrutiny due to allegations of irregularities, leading to nationwide protests and political debates.

By: Rekha Joshi  Pardaphash Group
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NEET UG 2024 Controversy: Supreme Court to Hear Pleas for CBI Probe and Case Transfers on July 8

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2024 has come under scrutiny due to allegations of irregularities, leading to nationwide protests and political debates. Over 24 lakh candidates appeared for this medical entrance exam, which has been marred by controversy.

Supreme Court Hearing: The Supreme Court will hear petitions on July 8, including a plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged irregularities and the National Testing Agency’s (NTA) request to transfer related cases from various High Courts to the Supreme Court.

Protests: Students have been protesting, demanding a re-examination and a thorough investigation into the alleged exam paper leak. A notable protest took place at Jantar Mantar with the slogan, “24 lakh students want exam, not scam.”
NEET-UG Results and Concerns

Results Announcement: The NTA announced the NEET-UG results on June 4, despite allegations of a paper leak affecting the exam’s integrity.

Court’s Observations: The Supreme Court acknowledged concerns about the sanctity of the NEET-UG 2024 exam but did not halt the counselling process for admissions.

Centre’s Statement: The Centre informed the Supreme Court that candidates who do not wish to retake the exam will have their initial marks, without grace marks, considered for results.

Examination and Counselling Schedule
Re-Test Results: The results for the re-test will be declared on June 30.
Counselling Start Date: Counselling for MBBS, BDS, and other medical courses will begin on July 6.

Background
Alleged Paper Leak: The NEET-UG exam, administered by the NTA on May 5, faced allegations of a paper leak, leading to widespread student unrest and calls for an investigation.

Legal Proceedings: The Supreme Court’s decision to address the pleas for a CBI probe and case transfers underscores the gravity of the situation and the demand for transparency and fairness in the examination process.

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