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NEET-UG retest today, 1,563 candidates take fresh exam
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NEET-UG retest today, 1,563 candidates take fresh exam

| @@indiablooms | 23 Jun 2024, 09:30 am

New Delhi/IBNS: After a massive row, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance (NEET-UG) retest for 1,563 candidates is being reconducted on Sunday after the testing agency withdrew the grace marks awarded to them to make up for the loss of time.

The medical entrance exam retest is being held at seven centres - six of them new. "While all other examination centres have changed, the one in Chandigarh, where only two candidates will appear, will remain the same," said a senior NTA official.

Officers from the National Testing Agency, the exam body, and the Education Ministry will also be present at these centres to ensure smooth conduct of the exam, media reports said.

On June 13, the testing agency informed the Supreme Court that the scorecards of 1,563 candidates who were awarded "grace marks" in the NEET-UG 2024 exam would be cancelled and these candidates would have the option to reappear for the exam on June 23.

The results of this retest will be declared before June 30.

The exam was held first on May 5 and its results were declared on June 4, ahead of its scheduled announcement date of June 14.

Protests were held alleging irregularities and paper leaks as the results showed that as many as 67 students had topped the exam with a perfect score of 720.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday ruled out cancellation of NEET, saying he cannot jeopardise careers of lakhs of students who cleared the exam rightfully due to "isolated incidents of malpractices".


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