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NEET 2024: CONTROVERSY



  Jun 19, 2024

NEET 2024: CONTROVERSY



What is NEET?

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national-level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for undergraduate medical and dental courses in India. It is a crucial exam for students aspiring to join medical colleges across the country.

Why is NEET Important?

• Admission Gateway: NEET is the sole entrance examination for admissions to MBBS, BDS, and other undergraduate medical courses in India.

• Standardization: Ensures a standardized selection process for medical aspirants nationwide.

Criticism of NEET 2024

• Discrepancies in Scores: Reports of several discrepancies and poor service at testing centers.

• Suspicious Scores: Instances of students scoring 718 and 719 marks, which is inconsistent with NEET’s marking scheme.

• Paper Leaks: Allegations of paper leaks, especially from Patna, raising concerns about the integrity of the examination.

• Grace Marks Controversy: NTA awarded grace marks to 1,563 students due to an error in the prescribed textbook, which was later challenged in court.

NEET 2024 Scam

• Exposure: Videos and reports highlighted issues with the administration of the NEET exam, including paper leaks and unfair practices.

• Court Involvement: The Supreme Court has been involved in addressing these issues, ordering a re-test for the affected candidates.

FAQs

What Went Wrong with NEET 2024?

Several discrepancies and reports of poor testing center services emerged. Inconsistencies in scoring and allegations of paper leaks have led to widespread criticism and a call for a re-test.

Has the NTA Faced Such Allegations for Other Exams?

Yes, similar issues have been reported for other exams like the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), indicating broader concerns with NTA’s conduct of competitive exams.

How are Such Tests Conducted in Other Countries?

Countries like China conduct their university admission tests, such as the Gaokao, with rigorous measures to ensure fairness and integrity, including strict secrecy and guarded exam centers.

What Can Be the Way Forward?

Experts suggest implementing standardized testing processes, grievance redressal mechanisms, and strict penalties for misconduct to improve the integrity of competitive exams in India.

Conclusion

The NEET 2024 controversy has highlighted significant issues in the conduct of competitive exams in India. Addressing these concerns through stricter measures and ensuring fair practices are crucial for maintaining the credibility of such examinations.




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