Supreme Court NEET Judgement The court has declared that re-administration of the undergraduate-level medical entrance exam is the final option. At the same time, the court is concentrating on understanding the extent of the paper leak.

Supreme Court NEET Judgement In the midst of the current controversy over the NEET UG 2024 exam paper leak, a panel of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday received a group of approximately 38 cases concerning discrepancies in the NEET exam. Many of these cases questioned the exam’s validity, which took place on May 5, 2024, and requested a retest. The court has scheduled July 11, 2024, as the upcoming date for additional proceedings in this matter.

At the same time, the court has requested both the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) to provide a comprehensive schedule of the occurrences that have occurred and has inquired whether all students who were supposed to benefit from the leaked question paper have been identified.

The judiciary has emphasized the necessity of separating contaminated pupils. It has declared that retesting is the final option, yet prior to that, it’s essential to determine the number of students who benefited from the leaked question paper before the May 5th examination.

Reacting to this, the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the National Center replied that holding a new NEET examination and discarding the current one would be “ineffective” and “drastically endanger” hundreds of thousands of genuine applicants without any evidence of widespread misconduct.

The judiciary has instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit a progress report regarding the inquiries into the leaked FIRs involving papers by Wednesday. The cases will be revisited on Thursday. The Supreme Court will, starting on Thursday, July 11, address the case concerning the NEET UG 2024 program.

At the same time, the students are concerned about the counselling sessions that were scheduled to start on July 6 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The process for applying to medical schools has been suspended or postponed until it goes to court, but MCC has not issued any official notice about the delay in conducting the counselling.

Before, as the judge was reviewing a request to postpone the counseling sessions for the examination, the court declined to postpone the counseling sessions. The National Testing Agency had previously notified the court about starting the counseling sessions on July 6 and arranging the NEET retest for June 23 for 1,563 students who received lenient time allowance. Nonetheless, the examination took place as scheduled, and the outcome was disclosed as intended.

Upon the announcement of NTA’s re-examination outcomes, it was discovered that the aggregate count of flawless scores has dropped from as many as 67 to only 61. Consequently, there has been a rise in the number of students achieving scores between 680 to 710, leading to a heightened level of competition and urgency to secure a spot in sought-after medical schools.

Additionally, the document provided by the seven-member reform group, established with the aim of recommending changes to NTA to enhance transparency and the efficient execution of duties, remains pending.

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