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NEET UG Result 2024: Grace marks cancelled for 1563 candidates, students will have option to retake exam

Following the committee’s recommendations, the scorecards of the implicated candidates will be invalidated, and a re-examination will be arranged for these students

The central government has informed the Supreme Court of its decision to nullify the scorecards of 1,563 candidates who appeared in the NEET UG Result 2024 examination and were previously granted grace marks. This decision was made in response to allegations of unfair practices during the examination.

The government has announced that these 1,563 students will be offered the opportunity to retake the exam, ensuring the integrity and fairness of the examination process. The government elaborated on the measures taken to address this issue.

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A committee convened on June 10, 11, and 12 to probe the allegations. Following the committee’s recommendations, the scorecards of the implicated candidates will be invalidated, and a re-examination will be arranged for these students,” the government stated.

The Supreme Court has confirmed that the counselling process for other students who sat for the NEET-UG 2024 examination will not be halted. “The counselling process will continue as planned without any disruption. If the examination proceeds, all other processes will also continue, so there is no need for worry,” the top court declared.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the retest on June 23, and the results will be announced on June 30.

“A committee was formed to reassess the results of over 1,563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who were awarded ‘grace marks’ due to time lost during the examination. The committee has resolved to cancel the scorecards of these candidates, who will now be given the choice to retake the exam,” the Government/NTA informed the Supreme Court.

“The results of the re-examination will be announced on June 30; counselling for admission into MBBS, BDS, and other courses will commence on July 6,” the government informed the Supreme Court.

“All petitions, including those calling for the cancellation of NEET-UG 2024 due to allegations of malpractice, will be considered on July 8,” the apex court announced.

The court is currently hearing a new petition concerning the NEET-UG 2024 results, which alleges discrepancies in scores and claims that certain students were favoured. The petition further requests that the scores from the May 5 examination be invalidated and a new examination be conducted.

In the meantime, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated, “I want to reassure the students and their parents that the Government of India and NTA are dedicated to ensuring justice for them. 24 lakh students have successfully completed the NEET examination. There has been no evidence of a paper leak thus far.”

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