‘Sorry, but no’: Supreme Court denies NEET re-examination for two students

Supreme Court quashes order of re-examination of NEET for two students

New Delhi:

Supreme Court quashes order to conduct NEET re-examination for 2 students, “sorry” saying it would become a pattern if direction to conduct NEET UG re-examination is provided. Will go

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The Center had moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Bombay High Court order directing re-examination for two medical candidates. The Center in its petition today told the Supreme Court that 16 lakh students appeared for NEET this year. “Every year students will come forward and demand re-examination for some or the other mistake,” it said.

Justice LN Rao, who was hearing the matter, said today, “We feel sorry for the students and we sympathize with them but cannot hold the examination again.”

On 20 October, the Bombay High Court came to the aid of two 19-year-olds (Vaishnavi Bhopale and Abhishek Kapse), who said that the invigilators at their entrance test center in Solapur gave them mismatched test booklets and answer sheets and did not make corrections. “mistake” when he pointed it out. The High Court then directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct a re-examination of NEET for both, after giving them 48 hours’ clear notice about the date and the exam centre.

The result of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been declared on November 1. Three students have secured All India Rank (AIR) 1 in the result of NEET 2021. This year NTA has removed the provision of giving preference to the older candidate while preparing the merit list.


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