NEET row: Supreme Court notice to exam body over 'inconsistent' marks calculation

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) over the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 on a petition that claimed "inconsistent" calculation of marks.
NEET row: Supreme Court notice to exam body over 'inconsistent' marks calculation
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The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) over the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 on a petition filed by a learning app that claimed "inconsistent" calculation of marks on the OMR sheets.

A vacation bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti sought a response by July 8, when the hearing of the matter, along with other petitions in the NEET-UG controversy, will take place.

The petition filed by the learning app also mentioned the grant of OMR sheets to the students who appeared for the medical entrance examination, alleging several of them did not get them.

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NEET row: Supreme Court notice to exam body over 'inconsistent' marks calculation

The bench asked the NTA's response on the time limit to raise the grievances pertaining to the OMR sheets.

"Let us know if there is a timeline to provide the OMR sheets. As of now we will tag it. Let NTA seek instructions on this," the court noted and tagged the petition with others for July 8.

During the hearing, the bench also pulled up coaching centres, saying they have "no role to play". The plea was filed by a learning app

"This is one of the reasons where we see this role played by the coaching centres, bagpipers. They have hardly any role to play. Their obligation and duty...if they have discharged their service that is the end of the matter. They have not undertaken to see that everything that Centre is supposed to do it will be taken care by them," Justice Bhatti said.

Besides the Supreme Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun investigating several cases in connection with the alleged irregularities and malpractices of the NEET-UG scam. The cases are spread across several states, and many people have already been arrested in the controversy.

Source: India Today

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