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NEET UG 2024 Re-Exam Sees 813 Candidates, 63 Expelled for Misconduct

S Choudhury
NEET UG 2024 Re Exam Sees 813 Candidates 63 Expelled for Misconduct
NEET UG 2024 Re Exam Sees 813 Candidates 63 Expelled for Misconduct

NEET UG 2024 re-exam sees 813 out of 1,563 candidates appear. NTA expels 63 candidates for misconduct. CBI investigates irregularities.

The National Examination Agency (NTA) reported that out of 1,563 candidates, 813 appeared for the NEET UG 2024 re-exam held today. This re-examination follows a Supreme Court order to address various issues from the initial exam.

63 Candidates Expelled for Misconduct

The NTA has expelled 63 candidates nationwide on charges of malpractice. Specifically, 17 candidates from Bihar and 30 candidates from centers in Godhra were expelled for engaging in misconduct during the exam.

Re-Examination at Seven Centers

The re-examination was conducted at seven centers as per the Supreme Court's directive. The initial NEET-UG exam on May 5 experienced delays at six centers, where grace marks were given to compensate for the lost time. A senior NTA official stated that 813 out of 1,563 candidates appeared for the re-exam, marking a 52% attendance rate.

CBI Takes Over NEET-UG Irregularities Probe, FIR Registered

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR to investigate alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG exam conducted on May 5. The exam is crucial for admission to medical colleges. The CBI is working to bring cases registered by the police in various states under its jurisdiction.

The FIR has been filed under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (fraud) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown persons, based on a reference from the Union Education Ministry. The ministry handed over the investigation to the CBI following demands from protesting students in several cities.

Impact and Next Steps

This development underscores the ongoing efforts to ensure the integrity and fairness of the NEET-UG exam. The NTA and CBI are expected to take further measures to address and prevent future irregularities, thereby safeguarding the interests of genuine candidates.

Stay tuned for more updates on the investigation and subsequent actions taken by the authorities.