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NEET-UG 2024 Controversy: Re-Exam Ordered for 1563 Students Amid Grace Marks Scrutiny, Centre tells SC

The Supreme Court has been informed by the Centre about the cancellation of grace marks for 1563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates, prompting a re-examination.

Judicial Mandate: Court Upholds Re-Exam for NEET-UG 2024 Affected Candidates Justices Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta, presiding over the Vacation Bench, directed the retest for the impacted students, scheduled for June 23, with a nullification of previous scores.

NTA Notification: Retest Set for June 23, Results Expected by June 30 The National Testing Agency (NTA) has officially announced the retest date, ensuring results before June 30 to maintain the integrity of upcoming counseling sessions, scheduled for July 6.

Ministerial Response: Government Vows Action Amid Mess Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan assures stringent action in light of the NEET results debacle, emphasizing the seriousness with which the government views the issue.

Petitioner’s Perspective: Trust Concerns and Accountability Alakh Pandey, CEO of Physics Wallah and a petitioner, expresses concerns over trust issues with NTA, questioning potential discrepancies beyond the identified grace marks debacle.

Historical Context: NTA’s Origin and Role Scrutinized Minister Pradhan highlights the genesis of NTA, tracing its establishment back to a past Supreme Court order, amidst raised questions about its effectiveness and accountability.

Legal Proceedings: Court Response to Plea, Refusal to Delay Counseling The Supreme Court, responding to a plea by ten NEET candidates, chose to uphold counseling schedules, emphasizing the urgency of addressing the NEET-UG 2024 issues promptly.

Background: NEET-UG 2024 Examination and Post-Result Anomalies The NEET-UG 2024 exam, conducted on May 5, saw suspicions arise post-result announcements, notably due to the perfect scores of certain candidates and subsequent investigations into grace marks.

Grievance Redressal: Committee Formation and Compensation Process NTA formed a Grievance Redressal Committee to investigate complaints, ultimately compensating 1563 candidates with grace marks based on time loss during the exam, following a Supreme Court precedent.

Public Discourse: Calls for NEET Abolition Amidst Irregularities Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian voices opposition to NEET, demanding its abolition in light of the recent controversies, emphasizing broader dissent among various states.

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