NEET 2021: Here's how to challenge answer key, OMR sheet, recorded response

NEET UG 2021: Candidates can challenge provisional answer keys, recorded responses, OMR answer sheets by Oct 17.

NEET 2021: Here's how to challenge answer key, OMR sheet, recorded response NEET UG 2021: Answer key, OMR sheet out.
Tamanna Tamang | Oct 15, 2021 - 3:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the official answer keys and the recorded response for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at today. The candidates can challenge provisional answer keys and recorded responses as well as scanned images of OMR answer sheets of NEET (UG) 2021, uploaded by NTA today.

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The candidates who wish to challenge the NEET answer key 2021, can opt for it till October 17. The candidates who have an objection to the official answer key, OMR answer sheet grading and recorded responses can opt for challenge by on October 17. The NTA have sent the scanned image of the OMR answer sheet to the registered e-mail address given by the candidates at the time of submission of the online application form of NEET (UG) 2021.

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To challenge the provisional answer key, candidates have to pay a processing fee of Rs 1000 per question challenged, and the candidates who wish to challenge the OMR answer sheet grading and recorded response have to pay the fees of Rs 200 per questions/grades challenged. The interested candidates can make the payment of processing fee through debit, credit card or net banking till 9 pm on October 17. The NTA will not accept the challenge without receipt of the processing fee online.

As per the notice released by NTA, the challenges will be accepted only through an online mode. The panel of subject experts will verify the challenges made by the candidates, and If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. The key finalized by the experts after the challenge will be final. The result will be prepared and declared on the basis of the revised final answer keys. The NTA will not inform or update the candidates about the acceptance/non-acceptance of their challenge.

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Procedure for challenge of answer key

  • Go to the official NTA website

  • Click on ‘Apply for Answer Key Challenge'

  • Select the test booklet code.

  • Login with your application number

  • Select the question numbers and click on submit

  • Choose the answer that you believe is correct

  • Click on "Confirm"

  • Pay the objection filing fee which is Rs 1000 for every challenged answer, after payment, download/print the Answer Key challenge receipt

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Procedure for challenge of OMR answer sheet grading and recorded responses

  • Go to the official website

  • Login with your application number

  • Select the “OMR Challenge” in the left pane and click on the link

  • Select Question(s) for which you wish to challenge the recorded response

  • select any question you wish to challenge and submit the option you think is correct

  • Pay a processing fee of Rs 200 for each question/grade challenged

  • After payment, download/print the answer key challenge receipt

NEET UG is conducted every year for admission to medical, dental, BSc nursing, veterinary and AYUSH courses. This year, the exam was held on September 12 in pen and paper format in 202 cities at 3858 centres throughout the country and abroad.

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