NEET-UG Shakeup: Grace Marks Revoked Amid Examination Controversy

The Supreme Court has mandated the cancellation of grace marks for 1,563 NEET-UG candidates, following allegations of question paper leak and other malpractices. A re-test will be held for these candidates, while the admission process remains unaffected. The issue sparked protests and legal petitions across India.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:19 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:19 IST
NEET-UG Shakeup: Grace Marks Revoked Amid Examination Controversy
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In a significant development amidst the ongoing NEET-UG examination controversy, the Supreme Court has directed the cancellation of grace marks awarded to 1,563 candidates due to allegations of question paper leaks and other irregularities. Following this decision, these students will have the option to either take a re-test or accept their original scores without compensatory marks.

Rejecting the plea to delay NEET-UG 2024 counselling, scheduled to begin on July 6, the court emphasized that successful candidates' admissions would depend on the outcome of the pending petitions. The National Testing Agency (NTA), responsible for conducting the exam, will notify the affected candidates and arrange a re-test on June 23.

Amidst widespread protests and legal actions, the Supreme Court's order aims to address grievances and ensure fairness in the examination process. The re-test results will be announced on June 30, with counselling starting as planned. The controversy has ignited a broader discussion on the integrity and management of nationwide competitive exams.

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