Delhi: Students protest near Education Ministry, demand probe into NEET irregularities

"Students demand an independent and transparent investigation into the alleged irregularities in the NEET exam to ensure accountability," Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union Vice-President Avijit Ghosh said
The move came amid allegations of inflation of marks leading to 67 candidates sharing the first rank in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam
The move came amid allegations of inflation of marks leading to 67 candidates sharing the first rank in the NEET-UG medical entrance examEdexLive Desk

Today, Monday, June 10, members of left-affiliated students' unions held a protest near the Education Ministry in New Delhi. This protest was demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam, a statement said. This was stated in a report by PTI.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Saturday, June 8, said the Education Ministry has set up a four-member panel to review the grace marks awarded to more than 1,500 candidates in the exam. 

The move came amid allegations of inflation of marks leading to 67 candidates sharing the first rank in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam.

"Students demand an independent and transparent investigation into the alleged irregularities in the NEET exam to ensure accountability," Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) Vice-President Avijit Ghosh said.

The future of countless students is at stake and the ministry must take immediate action to address these critical issues, Ghosh was quoted as saying in a statement.

The NTA has denied any irregularities and said the changes made in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks and grace marks for losing time at the examination centres were some of the reasons behind the students scoring higher marks.

The result of the medical entrance exam was announced on June 4 and thereafter aspirants have been alleging multiple issues, including irregularities in the test demanding a fresh examination.

Sixty-seven candidates had shared the first rank in the exam including eight from the same centre in Haryana.

A record of more than 24 lakh candidates had registered for the exam this year.

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