Plea for revaluation of NEET 2019 dismissed by Delhi HC

NEET 2019 revaluation plea dismissed by the Delhi High Court – The High Court of Delhi has dismissed a plea which was seeking revaluation of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 over the four questions asked during the exam which had more than one correct answer. 


The case was presented before the bench of Justice Jayant Nath who dismissed it. He stated that those who filed this petition have prime facie unable to show any serious mistake regarding the exam that could compel the Jurists to pass any interim order. In the form of an interim measure, the petitioners who are candidates of NEET exam conducted this year had urged before the bench that four concerned questions could be deleted and by ignoring these questions, the exam conducting body could carry out the evaluation process again. 


However, the authorities opposed this suggestion of the petitioners and stated that they can’t carry out this suggestion at the present stage as it could change the merit list of the country entirely. 


In the petition, the petitioners have claimed that the question paper that was asked in exam contained questions having more than one answer. The final answer key released by National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducted this year’s NEET, had one incorrect answer. It is contrary to basic norms of NCERT books, Science and International experts. They also asked that the body should declare correct and revised results as per answers marked by candidates in the OMR sheets.


The Court has asked for responses from the Center, NTA and Medical Council of India via advocate T Singhdev. Further, the Court has kept July 4, 2019, as the next day of the hearing.


While dismissing the interim petition, the court said it was clear that NTA has followed an elaborate procedure by taking into account the objections to the answer key uploaded on May 29. After considering the appropriate objections, changes were made in the answer key which were uploaded on June 5. 


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