Bombay HC instructs NEET mixed by observers after re-examination for students

The Bombay High Court has directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to reschedule the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for applicants from two medical colleges.

The Bombay High Court has directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct a new National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for candidates from two medical colleges as they were given question papers and answer sheets with incorrect serial numbers at a recent meeting. Test. The High Court passed the order on Wednesday in response to a petition filed by two students through Advocate Pooja Thorat.

The petitioners told the court that NEET candidates were given a question paper and answer sheet with the same code and the same seven-digit serial number.

But due to the mix of inspectors, some students, including the applicant, received question papers and answer sheets with different codes and serial numbers, they said.

Advocate Thorat told a bench of Justices RD Dhanuka and Abhay Ahuja that although the petitioners immediately mentioned the mixture, the investigators threatened to report them for “causing disturbance in the examination hall and misconduct”.

Advocate Rui Rodriguez, who appeared for the NTA, said it was “impossible” for the examination authorities to allow applicants to reappear for the examination. The judges, however, held that the petitioners “would not be harmed by the fault of the respondents.”

It directed the NTA to conduct “a new test for the two applicants for the academic year 2021-22” and to announce their results within two weeks.

(PTI)

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