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NTA announces re-test results, revised rank list of 1,563 candidates of NEET exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) retest on Monday. This retest was conducted on June 23 for 1,563 candidates following a controversy over the awarding of grace marks to certain students.

The NTA has also declared the revision of the ranks of all candidates who appeared in the exam.

The NEET UG examination was conducted by the National Testing Agency on May 5. The results were declared on June 4, which immediately caused an uproar with aspirants raising multiple issues. An unprecedented 67 candidates achieved a perfect score of 720 marks out of 720, leading to widespread protests in the country.

The Supreme Court ruled that the “grace marks” awarded to some students should be scrapped and provided the affected candidates with the option to either take a re-test or retain their original scores, excluding the grace marks. The central government announced a high-level committee, headed by former ISRO chairman Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, to look into the functioning and fair conduct of examinations by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The seven-member committee will submit its report in two months.

The CBI took over the investigation of NEET-UG following the discovery of evidence of a paper leak by investigators in Bihar and registered a criminal case on June 23 regarding the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the exam. The probe agency has formed special teams to look into the matter.

On June 27, the CBI arrested two accused in the NEET-UG paper leak case from Jharkhand. Previously, the central probe agency arrested two people from Patna in Bihar in connection with the case.

Source: ANI

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