NEET UG Update: 17 students in Bihar committed fraud in the exam, NTA took strict action

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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National Eligibility Criteria UG 2024 Paper Leak Latest News: Amidst the investigation of irregularities and paper leak in the NEET UG exam, now action has been taken against 17 student candidates by the NTA and they have been barred from the upcoming exam. According to the latest update, 17 candidates who appeared in the NEET-UG exam held on May 5 from centers in Bihar have been expelled from the exam after the irregularities were detected. In this regard, the National Investigation Agency i.e. NIA has also investigated and confirmed the irregularities on the part of the student candidates.

Meanwhile, the NTA or National Testing Agency conducted the re-examination for 1,563 candidates who were earlier given grace marks due to less exam time. Out of these 1,563 candidates, only 813 students or about 52 percent of the students appeared for the re-examination. The revised marks will be released today to the students who appeared in the examination.

Students who do not appear in the exam will get their original marks:

Students who have not appeared in the re-examination will now be given their old original marks, i.e. marks without grace marks. According to the data, none of the two candidates from Chandigarh appeared in the examination. 287 out of 494 students from Haryana, 291 out of 602 students from Chhattisgarh, 1 student from Gujarat and 234 students from Tura in Meghalaya appeared in the examination.

NEET PG Exam Postponed:
Recently, NEET PG exam has also been postponed. This exam was to be held on Sunday 23 June but just a few hours before that, NEET PG exam has been postponed. NTA has taken this step after cases of irregularities in NEET UG came to light and soon the new date of the exam will be announced.

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