NEET: SC Issue Notices to Union Govt, NTA on Pleas for Cancelling Exams, Stays Proceedings before High Courts
Moneylife Digital Team 21 June 2024
The Supreme Court sought responses from the Union government, the National Testing Agency (NTA) and others on petitions seeking the cancelation of this year's National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) undergraduate (UG) examination 2024, and a court-monitored probe into the alleged irregularities in the medical entrance exam. The apex court also issued notice in the plea filed by NTA to transfer NEET cases pending before high courts (HCs) to the Supreme Court.
According to a report from Bar & Bench, a vacation bench of justices Vikram Nath and SVN Bhatti also stayed proceedings related to NEET before various HCs.
The matter has been tagged with related pleas and will be heard next on 8th July.
When the counsel for NTA asked the SC for a stay on the HC proceedings, the court said, "Please tell the High Court that notice has been issued now. Earlier you must have said that transfer only we read in Bar & Bench and Live Law regarding what happened in the OMR sheet case."
In response to a plea by students who lost 45 minutes of the exam at a centre in Meghalaya, the court said, "No stay on counselling. If examination goes after final hearing, then counselling also goes."
As regards another plea regarding the post-graduate NEET scheduled for 23rd June, the court said that the matter would be registered as a separate case and also heard on 8 July 2024.
Last week, the bench refused to stay the counselling for admissions of students to medical colleges over the alleged paper leak and irregularities in NEET 2024.
The court was hearing a batch of petitions seeking cancellation of NEET-UG 2024 over alleged paper leaks and other irregularities this year. 
Similar petitions are pending in different HCs including Delhi and Calcutta High Court.
As reported by Moneylife, the results of this year's NEET announced by the NTA are full of surprises, including the total number of students who have scored perfect 720 marks, compared with less than five students hitting the mark over the years. Not just a very high number of toppers, the NEET result also shows six toppers without a surname who scored perfect marks by appearing for the examination from the same centre in Haryana, as per their roll number.
According to NTA, the 67 top rankers include 14 women students, and most of these toppers are from Rajasthan. It says 56.4% of the students have qualified for the exam conducted on 5 May 2024 at centres across the country and abroad. Over 2.4mn (million) students from 557 cities across India and 14 overseas locations appeared for this year's NEET exam. 
In a clarification, NTA says that due to the grace marks and normalisation process, some students received 718 or 719 marks. It says it received a few representations and court cases from students of NEET raising concerns regarding loss of time during the examination on 5 May 2024. (Read: Something Is Not NEET. 6 Toppers without a Surname Out of 67 Are from Same Centre in Haryana
3 weeks ago
It is high time NTA is made accountable for NEET. NTA should not outsource any none of its functions to 3rd(Third party).
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