NEET Grace Marks To 1,563 Students Scrapped, Re-Exam On June 23: Centre


New Delhi:

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to cancel the scorecards of 1,563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who were given grace marks. This decision comes in response to allegations of unfair means during the examination process.

In a statement to the court on Thursday, the Centre announced that these 1,563 students will be provided with the option to take a re-test. This move aims to ensure fairness and integrity in the examination process.

The Centre also detailed the steps taken to address the issue. “A committee meeting was held on June 10, 11, and 12 to investigate the allegations. Based on the committee’s recommendations, the scorecards of the affected candidates will be cancelled, and a re-examination will be held for these students”.

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its decision not to halt the counselling process for NEET-UG 2024.

“Counselling will proceed as scheduled and there will be no interruption. If the exam continues, everything else will proceed as well, so there is no cause for concern,” the top court said.

The retest will be conducted on June 23, while the result will be declared on June 30.

“A committee was set up to review the results of more than 1,563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who received ‘grace marks’ due to time loss during the exam. The committee has decided to invalidate the scorecards of these candidates, who will now have the option to participate in a re-test,” the Government/NTA informed the Supreme Court.

“The results of the re-test will be declared on June 30; counselling for admission in MBBS, BDS, and other courses will start on July 6,” the Centre told the Supreme Court.

“All petitions, including those seeking cancellation of NEET-UG 2024 on account of allegations of malpractices, will be taken up on July 8,” the top court said.