Delhi High Court Seeks NTA’s Explanation In NEET UG’s Alleged Out-of-Syllabus Questions

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Manas Pyaasi claimed that these mistakes adversely affected their overall ranking. Pyaasi stressed the seriousness of irregularities in competitive examinations, especially for the selection of future doctors. Pyaasi argued that such mistakes increase inequalities, benefiting unqualified candidates while harming those who will be responsible for the country’s health in the future.

The Delhi High Court recently asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to respond to a petition alleging inclusion of out-of-syllabus questions in the NEET UG 2024 exam, raising concerns over the fairness and integrity of the exam.

Leisure bench of 100 Justice Dharmesh Sharma The Centre, NTA and National Medical Commission have been given two weeks to respond to the petition. The court has listed the matter for July 16, 2024.

Representation of the petitioner Manas Pyasi Advocate Sameer Kumarclaimed that one of the Physics questions was based on ‘radioactivity’, which is not included in this year’s NEET-UG syllabus. Additionally, the petitioner pointed out a crucial error in another question, where the NTA declared a wrong option as the correct answer.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the declaration of NEET UG 2024 results until the alleged paper leak is investigated. The petition filed by aspiring students in the age group of 18 to 30 years from various states argued that the leak has deprived them of a level playing field.

a leisure bench Justice Vikram Nath And Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah A response was sought from the NTA, raising concerns over the integrity of the exam. Though the court issued a notice, it refused to suspend the ongoing admission counselling.

However, the petitioners have expressed deep anguish, fearing that the unfair advantage given to those with leaked information could jeopardise their medical careers. The second petition has requested for a fresh NEET exam due to alleged malpractice.

Case title: Manas Pyasi v. National Testing Agency (WP(C) 8682/2024)

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