NEET 2021 result: Centre moves Supreme Court seeking stay on Bombay HC’s re-exam order

NEET 2021: The Centre said the result is ready but it is unable to declare due to Bombay HC's order to conduct fresh exam for two students.

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Vagisha Kaushik | October 25, 2021 | 04:12 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Centre has moved the Supreme Court to seek a stay on Bombay High Court’s order in which it directed it to conduct re-examination (NEET 2021) for two medical aspirants, as per a report from NDTV.

The Centre filed a petition in which it stated that while the NEET result 2021 is ready to be declared, it is unable to declare the result due to Bombay HC’s order.

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The Centre told the top court that NEET UG 2021 exam was conducted on September 12 for over 16 lakh students and Bombay HC’s order of conducting re-exam for two students after invigilators mixed up the answer sheets would cause delay in the declaration of result and thus, the admission process for medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS.

The Centre further said that there are discrepancies in the statement of petitioners seeking re-exam and Bombay HC’s order will create wrong example in future and students might take disadvantage of such incidents.

On October 20, the Bombay High Court directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) afresh for two medical college aspirants as they had been handed question papers and answer sheets with incorrect serial numbers during the recently held exam.

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The petitioners told the court that NEET candidates are given a question paper and answer booklet (sheet) bearing the same code and same seven-digit serial number. But due to a mix-up by invigilators, some students including the petitioners received question papers and answer booklets bearing different codes and serial numbers, they said.

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