Delhi High Court Seeks NTA’s Response Over NEET-UG Question Discrepancy

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to respond to a petition filed by a NEET-UG candidate concerning a question with two correct answers in the answer key.

In the plea, the candidate highlighted the discrepancy, asserting that equal marks should be awarded to those who did not attempt the question, akin to those who chose either of the two correct options. Emphasizing fairness in competitive exams, the petition argued that evaluating candidates on an equal footing is essential.

The petitioner, a 17-year-old, opted not to answer the question to avoid getting a negative mark on her score. However, with one mark potentially altering her rank significantly, she seeks a correction and republication of NEET-UG 2024 results based on revised marks.

The issue revolves around question no. 29 of Test Booklet Code R5, where both options 2 and 4 were considered correct despite instructions stating otherwise. The petition argues against penalising candidates for not attempting a wrong question, particularly when negative marking is in place.

Furthermore, the plea criticized the arbitrary nature of the results, pointing out discrepancies in the awarding of perfect scores compared to previous years.

The matter is scheduled for further hearing next week.

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