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    NEET UG 2024 Hearing Live Updates: Supreme Court commences hearing pleas on medical exam grace marks issue


    08 Jul 2024, 03:15 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘How widespread is the reach?’ asks CJI

    CJI: Matter gone to CBI. but how many FIRs registered?

    SG: One qua paper leak in Patna. Others qua local malpractice. According to them, 6 FIRs have been registered

    CJI: One thing is clear – leak has taken place. Question is, how widespread is the reach?

    08 Jul 2024, 03:09 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: CJI raises ‘red flags’

    CJI: There are certain red flags…67 candidates scoring 720/720…in previous years, proportion was very low

    Secondly, change in centres…if someone registers at Ahmedabad and suddenly goes to…We have to separate grains from chaff so that limited re-test can be carried out for red flag category

    08 Jul 2024, 03:08 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘It is a possibility that leak is wide,’ says SC

    One more imp aspect is modality in which leak took place. If modality is though social media, it is a possibility that leak is wide

    If leak is taking place through Telegram/Whatsapp…electronic means…then it spreads like wildfire. On the other hand, if leak was on morning of 5th, then the time for spread was limited. This concerns 20 lakh students

    08 Jul 2024, 03:05 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘If we can’t….’ SC on re-test

    If students were asked to memorize on morning of the exam, leak might not have been so widespread. If we can’t identify candidates who are guilty of wrongdoing, retest has to be ordered

    08 Jul 2024, 03:04 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘In what custody were the papers reserved?,’ asks CJI

    CJI: In what custody were the papers reserved? When did NTA send the papers to the banks in the cities? We want to know which is the printing press and what were the transportation arrangements

    After they are printed, how does the printing press send them back to NTA? And how many days elapse in this process? If we come to the conclusion that the time lag between the leak and actual exam is limited, it would militate against re-test

    08 Jul 2024, 02:53 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘Identification of tainted and untainted not possible’

    Counsel for some petitioners seek re-test, tell SC identification of tainted and untainted is not possible.

    08 Jul 2024, 02:52 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘Question paper was circulated on mobile phone’

    Question paper was circulated on mobile phone…on Telegram app…we have a video…on 5 May, printouts were taken out from the wifi printer kept in a school…Bihar police is talking of groups of candidates, not 2-3 candidates, said the Counsel

    08 Jul 2024, 02:48 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Did NTA admit to paper leak?

    The counsel for petitioners said: “Bihar police says NTA has not followed standard SOPs…fault is at systemic level. It is at a large scale. NTA says as of now we can’t say whether fault is at systemic level or not, and what is the sweep of the entire fraud.

    In one para NTA says it appears that all this has happened at a miniscule level. They are saying both things. They say CBI is investigating…there are 6 FIRs registered in Patna, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.”

    08 Jul 2024, 02:46 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Petitioners say ‘integrity of exam is compromised’

    If ultimately fault is found at systemic level, integrity of exam is compromised, if beneficiary of fraud can’t be segregated from untainted…

    Then this court has said we will not allow 1 candidate who has gotten into the system through unfair means…

    08 Jul 2024, 02:45 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Pleas in SC seek cancellation of exam

    Pleas in SC seek cancellation of exam, order to NTA to conduct re-test, besides court-monitored probe into ‘irregularities’.

    08 Jul 2024, 02:44 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Govt counsel says one question paper was distributed

    SG Tushar Mehta: Wrongly, one question paper was distributed for a particular centre…

    CJI: Problem with 1563 candidates pertained to 2 centres…therefore they were given grace marks. In 1563, there were 6 who got 720/720?

    08 Jul 2024, 02:40 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: 67 candidates scored full marks this year

    In previous years, only 1-3 candidates scored full marks…this is the first time in history that 67 candidates scored full marks, said petitioners.

    The CJI asked if out of these 67 who scored full marks this year, how many were beneficiary of grace marks?

    Petitioners replied with none

    08 Jul 2024, 02:38 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: ‘Mathematically not possible…,’ say petitioners about Patna case 

    Various instances of NEET 2024 paper leak were reported. FIR was recorded by Patna police. Prima facie involvement of organized gang was found in this case by Bihar police.

    67 candidates scored 720/720 marks, 6 being from the same centre…this is mathematically not possible

    08 Jul 2024, 02:32 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Petitioners say NTA was told about OMR scam

    There is a private counselling entity…they sent an email to NTA that there are people who are claiming that this OMR scam is happening whereby certain schemesters…

    One day before exam, a telegram channel disclosed that this is the question paper and these are the answers…then NTA gave a press release acknowledging the issue of incorrect distribution of question papers

    08 Jul 2024, 02:31 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Petitioners seek cancellation of May 5 exam

    We are seeking cancellation of this exam which was held on May 5. Result was to be declared on 14 June, but they preponed it to 4 June.

     

    08 Jul 2024, 02:06 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Govt constitutes panel to recommend reforms for NTA functioning

    The government in its affidavit to the SC said it has constituted a high-level committee of experts to suggest effective measures to conduct transparent, smooth and fair examinations by the NTA.

    The affidavit said the panel shall make recommendations on reforms in the mechanism of the examination process, improvement in data security protocols and structure, and functioning of the NTA.

    08 Jul 2024, 01:48 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Education Ministry, NTA filed affadavits opposing pleas for re-test

    The NTA and the Education Ministry have been in the middle of the alleged large-scale malpractices associated with NEET, ranging from question paper leaks to impersonation in the test held on May 5.

    The Ministry and NTA in separate affidavits filed with the SC, opposed pleas which sought scrapping of the exam, a re-test and a court-monitored probe into the entire gamut of issues.

    08 Jul 2024, 01:34 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Centre, NTA deny need for re-test, say ‘counterproductive’ to students

    On its part, the Centre and the NTA, had recently told the SC that scrapping the exam would be “counterproductive” and “seriously jeopardise” lakhs of honest candidates in the absence of any proof of large-scale breach of confidentiality, as per a PTI report.

    08 Jul 2024, 01:13 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: SC to begin hearing at 2 pm

    Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on July 8 said that the Supreme Court will begin hearing the case at 2 pm, post lunch.

    “We will start at 2 (pm). We will start with petitioners who argue entire test is vitiated. That’s the broadest argument. So, we will hear that first,” he stated. 

    08 Jul 2024, 01:07 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: SC will first hear petition of those seeking re-test, says CJI

    DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India on July 8 said that the bench will hear the case after lunch. He added that the apex court will first hear arguments from those challenging the test and seeking re-exams.

    “We will come back after lunch. Tell us who will be leading the arguments on behalf of the petitioners. We will first hear those who are asking for a re-test, challenging the entirety of the test on the ground that it was vitiated. After hearing them, we will hear the NTA and the government,” the CJI said.

    08 Jul 2024, 01:00 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: 56 students oppose plea for re-conducting test

    56 students from Gujarat have approached the Supreme Court of India, opposing the plea for re-conduction of the test.

    08 Jul 2024, 12:37 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: SC hearing 20 pleas on grace marks issue

    The Supreme Court is hearing 20 pleas on NEET row now. 

    08 Jul 2024, 12:05 PM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Centre, NTA oppose pleas for cancellation of NEET-UG

    The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) for admissions to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other related courses, and the Union Education Ministry have been at the centre of media debates and protests by students and political parties over alleged large-scale malpractices ranging from question paper leak to impersonation in the test held on May 5.

    The Union Education Ministry and the NTA filed separate affidavits opposing the pleas which have sought scrapping of the exam plagued by controversy, a re-test and court-monitored probe into entire gamut of issues involved.

    08 Jul 2024, 11:52 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: NEET-UG counselling likely to begin at month end

    ) Counselling for NEET-UG, 2024, is expected to start by the end of this month, official sources said.

    The counselling session was likely to begin in the first week of July. However, the counselling authorities had not notified any date or schedule.

    The sources said the process of issuing permission letters to some medical colleges was still underway and additional seats were likely to be added.

    08 Jul 2024, 11:08 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: 56 students from Gujarat oppose pleas to reconduct NEET UG exam 

    A counsel mentions a petition filed by 56 students from Gujarat opposing the pleas to re-conduct the NEET-UG exam.

    CJI asks the counsel to mention the matter when the other NEET-UG matters are taken up.

    08 Jul 2024, 10:59 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: What NTA and Centre had said?

    The Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts NEET-UG, recently told the apex court that scrapping the exam would be “counterproductive” and “seriously jeopardise” lakhs of honest candidates in the absence of any proof of large-scale breach of confidentiality.

    08 Jul 2024, 10:47 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: All you need to know about NEET UG 2024 controversy

    The Centre and the NTA on June 13 told the court that they had cancelled the grace marks awarded to 1,563 candidates.

    They were given the option to either take a re-test or forgo the compensatory marks awarded for loss of time.

    The NTA announced the revised rank list on July 1 after issuing the results of the re-test held on June 23.

    A total of 67 students had scored a perfect 720, unprecedented in the NTA’s history, with six from a Haryana centre figuring in the list, raising suspicions about irregularities in the examination. It has been alleged that grace marks contributed to the 67 students sharing the top rank.

    The number of candidates sharing the top rank in the NEET-UG reduced to 61 from 67 as the NTA announced the revised results on July 1.

    08 Jul 2024, 10:11 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Conduct NEET-UG again in transparent manner, says Kharge

    The Congress on Saturday demanded that the medical entrance exam NEET-UG be conducted again and all “paper leak scams” thoroughly investigated under the Supreme Court’s supervision.

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that be it NCERT books or leakage in exams, the Modi government is bent on “destroying our education system”.

    08 Jul 2024, 09:43 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Counselling process for NEET-UG, PG courses 2024 delayed, may begin later

    The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has not yet notified the counselling schedule of NEET UG and PG courses for the year 2024.

    The counselling schedule for NEET UG and PG is announced by MCC on its website on the basis of completion of the exam process and finalisation of seat matrix by National Medical Commission (NMC). In the years 2021, 2022 and 2023, the counselling for UG seats commenced on 19/1/2022, 11/10/2022 and 20/7/2023 respectively, a press release by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.

    08 Jul 2024, 09:30 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: All you need to know about NEET UG 2024 controversy

    The Centre and the NTA on June 13 told the court that they had cancelled the grace marks awarded to 1,563 candidates.

    They were given the option to either take a re-test or forgo the compensatory marks awarded for loss of time.

    The NTA announced the revised rank list on July 1 after issuing the results of the re-test held on June 23.

    A total of 67 students had scored a perfect 720, unprecedented in the NTA’s history, with six from a Haryana centre figuring in the list, raising suspicions about irregularities in the examination. It has been alleged that grace marks contributed to the 67 students sharing the top rank.

    The number of candidates sharing the top rank in the NEET-UG reduced to 61 from 67 as the NTA announced the revised results on July 1.

    08 Jul 2024, 09:16 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: What NTA and Centre had said? 

    The Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts NEET-UG, recently told the apex court that scrapping the exam would be “counterproductive” and “seriously jeopardise” lakhs of honest candidates in the absence of any proof of large-scale breach of confidentiality.

    08 Jul 2024, 09:07 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: Counselling schedule for NEET not yet notified

    The Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that the counselling schedule for NEET UG and PG courses for the year 2024 has not yet been notified by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

    The counselling schedule for NEET UG and PG is announced by MCC, under the Directorate General of Health Services, on its website on the basis of the completion of the exam process and the finalisation of the seat matrix by the National Medical Commission (NMC).

    08 Jul 2024, 09:05 AM IST
    NEET UG 2024 Hearing LIVE: SC to hear pleas on NEET UG row today

    The Supreme Court (SC) of India will hear several pleas related to the medical entrance exam NEET UG 2024 controversy on Monday. 



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