NEET-UG 2024 Mired in Controversy: Calls for CBI Probe Intensify

Grace Marks Reversal Sparks Outrage Among Aspirants; Supreme Court to Weigh In

Jun 17, 2024 - 14:03
NEET-UG 2024 Mired in Controversy: Calls for CBI Probe Intensify

NEET-UG 2024 Embroiled in Controversy: Supreme Court Considers CBI Probe Amidst Allegations

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduates (NEET-UG) 2024, a pivotal examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions into medical courses across India, has been shrouded in controversy since its inception this year. The examination, which serves as a gateway to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other related courses in both government and private institutions, has faced widespread allegations of paper leaks and other irregularities.

In an unprecedented turn of events, it was revealed that over 1,500 students were awarded grace marks due to these irregularities. However, this decision was later reversed, plunging the admissions process into chaos and leaving aspirants in a state of distress. The Supreme Court is now deliberating on a plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter.

TelegraphOnline reached out to students nationwide to gauge their reactions and coping mechanisms during this tumultuous period.

In Varanasi, students gathered outside Kashi Hindu University demanding a re-examination of the NEET-UG 2024 results. Arushi Mishra from Maharashtra expressed her frustration, stating that withdrawing grace marks does not address the root issues such as paper leaks. She emphasized that those who cheated should face legal consequences and be barred from medical exams.

Similarly, in Bhopal, Youth Congress activists faced water cannons during a protest against the alleged exam irregularities. Farid Jamadar from Maharashtra called for transparency and standardization in awarding grace marks and supported a thorough CBI investigation into NTA’s handling of the situation.

Manav Harris from Tamil Nadu took a different stance, supporting the Centre’s decision for a retest for those who received grace marks. He hopes that strict supervision will prevent malpractices in future exams.

In Calcutta, NEET aspirants rallied against the alleged irregularities. Sohini Chatterjee from West Bengal voiced concerns that these malpractices could deter future students from pursuing medicine.

The controversy has not only affected individual students but also raised questions about the integrity of India’s medical education system. As the Supreme Court considers the plea for a CBI probe, the nation awaits a resolution that upholds fairness and justice for all NEET-UG aspirants.

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