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NEET UG 2024 SC hearing live: Supreme Court to decide fate of NEET-UG 2024

NEET UG 2024 Supreme Court Hearing Live: India’s Supreme Court will hear a series of pleas challenging the legitimacy of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2024, the highly competitive medical entrance exam held on May 5. These petitions allege widespread irregularities and malpractice during the test, raising concerns about the fairness of the entire process.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud will preside over the case, which is expected to draw significant attention from aspiring medical students and their families across the country. A total of 38 petitions have been filed, many of which are demanding a complete re-examination of NEET-UG 2024.

The controversy surrounding the exam stems from allegations of paper leaks, manipulation of OMR sheets, identity theft and cheating. Petitioners argue that these irregularities compromised the integrity of the test and potentially disadvantaged a large number of deserving students.

The central government, on the other hand, has argued that there is no concrete evidence of widespread wrongdoing. In an affidavit submitted to the court, the National Testing Agency (NTA), the body responsible for conducting the NEET-UG, claimed that the distribution of marks across the exam reflects a normal pattern, indicating no external influence. NTA has also detailed its security protocols for question paper printing, transportation and distribution to ensure confidentiality.

However, the Supreme Court has expressed concern about potential violations in the sanctity of the exam. During an earlier hearing on July 8, the court observed the seriousness of the allegations and the need for a thorough investigation. This prompted the Ministry of Education to request the Director of IIT Madras to conduct a comprehensive data analysis of the NEET-UG 2024 results. The results of this analysis are expected to be presented in the upcoming hearing. Stay with The Times of India live blog for updates on the Supreme Court hearing on allegations of irregularities in NEET-UG 2024.

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