NEET UG 2024 Re-examination Details

Find every detail about the ongoing NEET exam controversy.

<red>June 26th, 2024<red>

NEET UG 2024 Latest Update: Re-Exam, Allegations, and Educational Impact

The NEET UG examinations, which are most important for aspiring Indian medical students, have been the topmost talked-about topic of this entire month. The controversy has led to a few widely spread protests, legal challenges, and political involvement. The re-examination conducted on Sunday was to address the paper leak allegations in the initially taken exam. The results of NEET Re-exam 2024 has been announced on June 30,2024 and counselling for is likely to begin by July 6,2024.

Students strike for re-examination of NEET UG

Re-Exam Participation

Out of 1563 participants who were eligible for NEET UG 2024, only 813, or approximately 54% of the candidates, took the exam, while approximately 48%, i.e., 750 candidates, remained absent. The duration of the exam was 3.5 hours, and it took place across seven centres in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Meghalaya, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

  • Swami Atmanand Utkrisht Hindi Medium Government Girls High School, Dantewada: 417 eligible, 176 appeared.
  • DAV Ispat Senior Secondary Public School, Balod: 185 eligible, 115 appeared.

Haryana

  • DAV Police Public School, Jhajjar: 312 eligible, 178 appeared.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jhajjar: 182 eligible, 109 appeared.

Meghalaya

  • Don Bosco College, Tura: 464 eligible, 234 appeared.

Gujarat

  • Mount Litera Zee School, Surat: 1 eligible, 1 appeared.

Chandigarh

  • 2 eligible candidates, none appeared.

As directed by the Supreme Court, the students who did not appear for the re-examination will be evaluated by their original score or grace marks.

And for those who appeared for the examination, their revised marks would be considered.

Main Issues and Allegations

Paper Leak: The NEET UG 2024 Examination has been allegedly found guilty in the question paper leak, which has some serious consequences. This has raised some serious concerns–an unusual score of (720/720) was found among an unexpectedly high number of students from particular centres only, which increased the doubt of paper leakage and irregularities.

Grace Marks Controversy: The grace marks were given to 1563 students by NTA due to the technical glitches that took place during the examination. Due to this decision, a lack of transparency issue arose, which later led to legal challenges and further controversy.

Inflation in Cut-Offs and Increment in Scores: The cutoffs this year were way higher, because of which the students needed more and more marks to secure ranks and positions compared to the previous years. Changes in the marking scheme and answer keys have a major hand in this issue.

Educational Impact

Student Protests and Mental Health Concerns: The alleged malpractices that took place in the NEET UG 2024 examination led to a widely spread protest initiated by aspiring medical students. Students were disheartened by this act and felt that their hard work and preparation had all gone in vain, which led to severe stress and bad mental health. There have been reports of students being absolutely hopeless and committing suicide due to the pressure of the result and the injustice done to them.

Legal and Administrative Responses: Due to the injustice done, multiple cases have been filed in the Supreme Court and high courts, as students were demanding a re-examination and deep investigation into the matter. The NTA formed a committee to re-evaluate results, and a re-exam option was offered. 

Discrepancies in Answer Keys: Allegations and challenges to the provided answer keys, especially in Physics, led to a huge amount of correct answers being accepted, which seriously impacted the scores of the aspiring students.

Political Reactions

Government and Opposition Responses: Our Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, officially denied any malpractice of paper leak and made sure that no student would face injustice by the NTA committee. Opposition leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi and Jairam Ramesh, have stood against the government’s way of handling the situation and demanded a higher-level investigation.

Public and media Attention: This whole controversy has been covered widely by the media, which has highlighted the system issues with the NEET UG examination process. Public opinion is still divided for a re-exam.

The NEET UG 2024 conflict has brought up important as well as critical issues within India’s education system that are very important to address for providing better education, gaining back trust, and ensuring that all aspiring students get justice.

A seven-member reform committee, led by former ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan, will submit its report in two months, probing lapses by the NTA and recommending improvements.

For more updates and detailed coverage, stay tuned to our website.

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