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NEET-UG 2024 LIVE: Supreme Court Orders 1563 Students to Retake Exam

The Supreme Court, while hearing the petitions filed after the NEET-UG 2024 result, said that 1563 students who got grace marks will have to re-appear. We will not stop counselling.

By: Rekha Joshi  Pardaphash Group
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NEET-UG 2024 LIVE: Supreme Court Orders 1563 Students to Retake Exam

The Supreme Court, while hearing the petitions filed after the NEET-UG 2024 result, said that 1563 students who got grace marks will have to re-appear. We will not stop counselling. For this, the Supreme Court has issued a notice and sought a reply within 2 weeks. Now the next hearing will be on July 8. The bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Sandeep Mehta is hearing the NEET UG case.

NTA said that this decision is being taken to remove the fear of the students. Candidates who have got grace marks in the NEET-UG 2024 examination will have to re-appear. The result of this examination will be released on June 23. Only after this the counseling process will be started.

The petitioners have also demanded a ban on counselling. In short, the court is considering three petitions raising doubts regarding irregularities and the National Testing Agency (NTA) giving grace marking in the examination to more than 1500 candidates on the basis of “loss of time” in NEET. The results of UG 2024 have been challenged.

One of these petitions was filed by Alakh Pandey, CEO of Physics Wala. The petition filed claimed that NTA’s decision to award grace marks was “arbitrary”. Pandey reportedly collected representations from around 20,000 students, which showed that at least 1,500 students were given around 70-80 marks as grace marks.

The second petition regarding NEET UG examination was filed in the Supreme Court by SIO members Abdullah Mohammad Faiz and Dr. Sheikh Roshan Mohidin. In this petition filed, there was a demand to withdraw the results of NEET-UG 2024 and conduct the examination afresh. The petitioners have alleged arbitrariness in giving grace marks. It said scores of 718 and 719 out of 720 (achieved by multiple students) were “statistically impossible”.

It was further claimed that the awarding of grace marks by NTA was a malicious exercise to give “back door entry” to some students instead of compensating for the “loss of time”. The petitioners also raised doubts about the fact that 67 students from a special center had scored 720 marks out of 720.

In the second petition filed, the petitioners have also sought a stay on the counseling to be conducted for NEET-UG 2024 admission until the investigation into the paper leak allegations is completed. He had also demanded formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe alleged irregularities in the conduct of the examination.

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