NEET Result 2021: Results of 15 candidates cancelled for 'using unfair practices' in exam

NEET UG Result 2021: A record 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the medical entrance exam this year. Over 15.44 lakh had appeared, of which 8.70 lakh qualified.

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NEET result 2021 cancelled for 15 candidatesNEET result 2021 cancelled for 15 candidates

Anu Parthiban | November 2, 2021 | 10:51 AM IST

NEW DELHI: After much delay, the NEET result 2021 was declared on Monday for over 16 lakh students. This year, several cases of impersonation and NEET paper leak reports surfaced. As a result of which, fifteen candidates were identified using unfair means during the exam and their results have been cancelled, as per the NTA’s official notice.

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“15 candidates were identified using unfair practices in the examination. The result of fifteen candidates have been cancelled,” the notice read.

A record 16.14 lakh candidates had registered for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year. Over 15.44 lakh candidates had appeared for the medical entrance exam which was conducted on September 12, 2021. Of which, 8.70 lakh candidates have qualified the exam.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare the NEET results 2021 for admission to undergraduate medical courses, saying that it cannot hold the results of over 16 lakh students. The apex court was hearing a petition challenging Bombay High Court’s order asking NTA to not declare NEET 2021 results and conduct re-examination for two aspirants whose question papers and OMR sheets had got mixed up at a centre in Maharashtra.

Petitions were also filed for cancellation of the NEET UG 2021 exam after the paper leak reports surfaced. However, the top had dismissed the plea and said that it cannot cancel an exam in which over 7.5 lakh students have appeared.

This year, the NEET UG 2021 exam was conducted amid a furor over an alleged NEET 2021 paper leak, which was later confirmed by Jaipur police. However, the NTA had initially denied any leak or security breach of NEET 2021. Students had flooded social media with hashtags #CBIforNTA and #OperationNEET to voice their opinion.

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