Petition in SC for cancellation of NEET-UG 2024 examination
   Date :11-Jun-2024

NEET UG students
A PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the NEET-UG 2024 examination. The plea seeks directions for the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the “malpractices and fraud involved” in the NEET examination held on May 5 and a stay on counselling till the investigations on the paper leak are completed. The PIL filed by two members of an organisation working for the assistance and benefit of the students said that the news of the NEET exam paper leak has shaken to the core as many of the meritorious students lost the opportunity to become future medical practitioners.
“The petitioners are filing the present petition with the sole purpose of providing justice to the aggrieved students who with the support of their respective family members had put in their entire time, hard-earned money and energy along with the hard work and dedication in preparing for NEET Exam 2024 and have been denied a level-playing field,” it said. The plea added that some students have secured 718 and 719 marks which are statistically not possible and the entire exercise conduct of the exam is without any rationale and the same is arbitrary and done with malafide fide intention to grant entry to the students through backdoor.
Students’ unions demand probe into irregularities in NEET exam: Members of Left-affiliated students’ unions held a protest near the Education Ministry here on Monday demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities in the NEET exam, a statement said. The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Saturday said the Education Ministry has set up a four-member panel to review the grace marks awarded to more than 1,500 candidates in the exam.