NEET Results 2021 NTA seeks preliminary hearing in SC on appeal against Bombay High Court order

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday requested an urgent hearing in the Supreme Court on an appeal against a High Court judgment to direct it not to declare NEET results and to re-examine two candidates whose question papers and OMR sheets had become random. Maharashtra Examination Center.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday sought an emergency hearing in the Supreme Court against a High Court order not to declare NEET results and to re-run the test for two candidates whose question papers and OMR sheets were mixed. A center in Maharashtra.

In an unprecedented order, the Bombay High Court on October 20 directed the NTA to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in 2018 for admission to undergraduate medical courses, to conduct new examinations for two students and to announce their results. Including the original results of the test held on 12 September.

The High Court noted that the examination booklet and OMR sheet were merged by two medical candidates – Vaishnavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji – at the examination center before the commencement of the examination and directed them to be given new opportunities. Displayed.

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramna was apprised of the urgency of the matter.

The court asked the law officer to refer the matter to the bench hearing these cases and if the matter was reported as new, the bench agreed to consider an emergency list.

“The announcement of NEET test results has been postponed on the instructions of two students. I am requesting a hearing tomorrow, ”the lawmaker said before a bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli.

“We’ll see,” Bench said. The NTA said in its appeal that the NEET (UG) 2021 exam for more than 1.6 million candidates was held on September 12 and that it could not “declare their results even though it was ready to do so” due to a high court order.

“The delay in announcing the results of NEET (UG) 2021 will have an impact and will further affect and further delay the subsequent admission process in undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS courses,” it said in the application.

According to the two students, the inspectors started distributing the examination booklets to all the students at the scheduled time of 1.50 pm. “However, he fell while distributing the examination booklets. As a result, the test booklets and OMR sheets fell down and merged, ”the application said.

The High Court, in addition to ordering a re-examination and suspending the announcement of results, the NTA “must give the petitioners a clear notice within 48 hours of the examination date and the allotment center of the petitioners”. Making it clear that the order will not be treated as a precedent, the High Court directed the NTA to issue an entry permit or permit which is required to appear for the examination directed to be held earlier.

The High Court said, “Respondents No. 1 and 2 are advised to formulate appropriate rules / guidelines to provide remedial action in case of problems arising in similar situations, keeping in view the interests and future of such students in future”.

The NEET entrance exam was conducted on 12 September, for 16,14,777 candidates, including 3,682 centers in 202 cities, 9,548 center superintendents / deputy superintendents, 5,615 observers, 2,69,378 inspectors and 220 city co-ordinators.

(PTI)

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