NEET-UG: Supreme Court paves way for declaration of results

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Swarna Shukla –

Published On: October 28, 2021 at 12:00 IST

The Supreme Court paved the way for the declaration of the results of the NEET-UG 2021 exam by Staying a recent Order of the Bombay High Court that directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to hold fresh exams for two NEET-UG aspirants.

A Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice B R Gavai issued notice on a Special Leave Petition filed by the NTA against the High Court Orders.

The Bench stated that the results be declared and it will see what could be done to the matter for the two students whose copy got mixed up by the invigilator.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the NTA submitted that mixing up of the copies happened with 6 students, however only 2 raised issues as the other four got good marks.

Justice Rao stated, “There were six students who were similarly placed. He (SG) is right in saying that if the other four could complete the exam and score good marks, why should the results be withheld?”

The Bombay High Court in its impugned Order directed the NTA to execute fresh examination of the two Petitioners for the academic year 2021-22 and declare the results within a period of two weeks. And also advised the NTA to frame rules/guidelines for providing remedial measures in such cases.

The Petitioners filed Petition in the Bombay High Court to conduct re-examination of the NEET exam as their copies got mixed up by the invigilator, and 6 students got the answers copied with the same code of 7 digits.

Due to the error committed by the invigilator, both the Petitioners got incorrect question papers and answer sheets. 

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