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NEET UG 2024 Paper Leak Live Updates: Six Toppers to Lose First Rank!

In the wake of the NEET-UG paper leak scandal, the National Testing Agency (NTA) informed the Supreme Court that grace marks awarded to certain candidates are being revoked. This move is set to impact several top rankers significantly, with estimates suggesting that some may lose 60 to 70 percent of their points.
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NEET Paper Leak: Central Government's Corrective Measures

In response to the NEET paper leak, the central government has initiated corrective measures, forming an expert committee to oversee examination conduct. The committee, led by former ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan, includes seven members.

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The government has instructed the committee to submit a report within two months, detailing reforms in entrance exam procedures, modifications in the National Testing Agency's operations, and data security improvements.

The committee members are:

  • K. Radhakrishnan (Chairman)
  • Dr. Randeep Guleria (Former Director, AIIMS Delhi)
  • Professor Ramamurti (Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Hyderabad)
  • Professor Emeritus from IIT Madras, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Pankaj Bansal (Co-founder, Karmayogi Bharat)
  • Professor Aditya Mittal (Dean of Student Affairs, IIT Delhi)
  • Govind Jaiswal (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education)

Six Toppers to Lose First Rank!

This year saw 67 candidates securing the first rank in the NEET-UG 2024 exam. Among these top rankers, six candidates obtained their first rank through grace marks. With the revocation of these grace marks, these candidates are expected to lose their first rank status, reducing the number of first rankers to 61, according to NTA sources.

The NTA is reassessing the marks of candidates amid allegations that 1,563 candidates were intentionally awarded grace marks in the NEET-UG exam. The grace marks will be revoked, and new ranks will be assigned. A re-examination will be conducted on June 23 for those affected by the cancellation of grace marks. Despite the scandal, the NTA has clarified that no irregularities occurred in the conduct of the NEET exam.

Counseling to Proceed as Planned

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, reviewed petitions requesting the suspension of NEET counseling and a CBI investigation into the alleged irregularities. However, the court refused to halt the counseling, which is scheduled to commence on July 6, as per the existing schedule.

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SC stays proceedings pending before various High Courts

The Supreme Court has put on hold all legal actions in various High Courts related to the alleged NEET (UG) paper leak. This comes after the National Testing Agency (NTA) requested the cases be moved to the Supreme Court. The next hearing is scheduled for July 8th, where the court will also consider pleas to cancel the exam entirely.

Nationwide NEET Protests and Exam Leak Investigation

Protests against NEET continue to spread nationwide. Student unions have approached the Supreme Court, demanding the exam's cancellation and a CBI investigation into alleged irregularities. Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to meet with NEET candidates today.

The Bihar police have confirmed that the NEET question paper was leaked before the exam. Anurag Yadav, an arrested NEET candidate, confessed that the leaked paper matched the actual exam. The police have arrested 13 individuals, identifying Amit Anand as the main orchestrator, who allegedly accepted Rs. 30-32 lakh for the leak. Engineer Sikander Prasad Yadavendu, related to Anurag, provided the leaked paper and answers.

The Central Education Department has requested an explanation from the Bihar police. Yadavendu also claimed a minister's involvement in the scam. The NEET-UG exam was held on May 5, with 24 lakh candidates. The results, initially set for June 14, were released on June 4 due to quick evaluation.

Published date : 22 Jun 2024 06:27PM

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