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Committee to review NEET results in six centres; further action will be taken based on committee's report

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NEW DELHI: A four-member high-powered committee has been constituted to review the marks awarded to NEET UG 2024 candidates amid allegations of mark inflation. The Union Ministry of Education has asked the committee chaired by the former UPSC chairman to submit a report within a week.

Several candidates had alleged that the inflation of marks has resulted in 67 candidates securing the top rank, including six from the same exam centre in Haryana. The committee will recommend whether to re-conduct the examination at these six centres and recheck the marks of those who appeared there.

It was National Testing Agency (NTA) Director Subodh Kumar who announced news regarding the formation of the committee in a press conference. He said that the admission procedures will proceed smoothly.

Widespread allegations were raised against the examination centres in Haryana's Jhajjar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat's Surat, Bihar's Bahadurgarh and Meghalaya. The officials explained that the students of these centres were given grace marks due to the delay in issuing the OMR sheets. A question in physics had two correct answers. Marks had to be awarded to all those who marked any of these two answers. As a result, the number of those who got high scores increased, the officials said.

Mystery is looming over the results of over 1600 students. 67 students got the first rank due to the awarding of grace marks. Director General of National Testing Agency Subodh Kumar Singh said that the question paper was not leaked. Union Higher Education Secretary K. Sanjay Murthy was also present.

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