Union Education Minister Dismisses NEET-UG Paper Leak Allegations

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan refuted allegations of a paper leak in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam, asserting that there is no evidence to support such claims. He stressed the credibility of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and assured that no student would be disadvantaged.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:18 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:18 IST
Union Education Minister Dismisses NEET-UG Paper Leak Allegations
Dharmendra Pradhan
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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday dismissed allegations of a paper leak in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam, stating that no evidence has been found to back the claims. Pradhan emphasized that the government is committed to ensuring fairness for all students.

According to Pradhan, the National Testing Agency (NTA), which announced the results on June 4, is a credible body that annually conducts exams for over 50 lakh students at both the school and higher education levels. He assured that all grievances would be addressed adequately.

These statements coincided with the NTA's decision to offer retests to 1,563 candidates as grace marks were rescinded. While the Supreme Court took note of the issue, it did not stay the counselling process for admissions.

Union Education Minister reiterated that if the candidates do not wish to retake the test, their original scores without grace marks will be used. The re-test results are scheduled for June 30, with the counselling process beginning on July 6.

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