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Saturday, 20 July 2024 2.07 AM IST

NTA debars 63 NEET candidates nationwide for malpractices, 17 from Bihar

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NEW DELHI: NTA has debarred 63 students across the country in connection with NEET examination malpractices. The action was taken after it was found that they had adopted unfair means in the examination. Of these, 30 are from the examination centre at Godhra. 17 students are from Bihar.

Meanwhile, following the controversy, only 813 people of 1563 who got grace marks in NEET UG, appeared for re-test on Sunday. Meanwhile, the police arrested four people in the incident of attack on the CBI team that came to investigate NEET irregularities in Nawada in Bihar.

National Testing Agency Director General Subodh Kumar Singh was removed from the position on Saturday in the backdrop of the NEET and NET question paper leak that put the central government on the defensive. He has been replaced by former Union Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola. The Union Education Ministry has also constituted a seven-member expert committee to restore the credibility of the National Testing Agency and make the examinations transparent. Dr K Radhakrishnan, ex-chairman of ISRO and a Malayali, is the chairman of the panel.

The panel has to identify the deficiencies in the examination process and suggest corrective measures.

Changes to be made in the security systems to prevent leakage of question papers and measures to prevent cheating should also be suggested. Changes should also be recommended to make the structure and functioning of NTA flawless. A detailed term of reference has been issued. The report should be submitted to the Ministry within two months.

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