NTA gets notice from Allahabad HC over declaration of NEET 2020 result
Lucknow: Days after Bombay High Court sought clarification regarding discrepancies in the evaluation and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scores, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has now fallen under the purview of the Allahabad High Court. The Lucknow Bench has recently issued a notice to the agency over the declaration of the NEET 2020 result without deciding on objections to a couple of questions in the examination.
The MBBS entrance exam for the year was conducted across the country on September 13, and a second phase of the exam was conducted on October 14, following which the results were declared on October 16 with over 7.7 lakh candidates qualifying the entrance exam
However, post declaration of NEET 2020 results, several queries were raised by aspiring medicos. While in a petition moved with Bombay HC discrepancies in the marks on their scanned OMR sheets and their final scorecard were pointed out, another questioned frisking during the MBBS entrance exam.
Lately, the Bench of justice Rajnish Kumar has issued a notice to NTA on a writ petition moved by Saliha Khan and others.
The petitioners stated in their plea that the NEET was held in September and objections to questions were invited through a notice on September 27. In response to the notice, the petitioners deposited the required fee and submitted objections to two questions.
The petitioners said the agency to announce the result on October 16 without deciding on their objections.
As per a recent PTI report, the next hearing into the petition is scheduled for November 23.
National Testing Agency is a government agency that has been approved by the Union Council of Ministers and established in November 2017 to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.