Supreme Court Faces Plea To Scrap NEET-UG Amid Alleged Irregularities

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The Supreme Court has been approached with a fresh plea seeking the scrapping of the NEET-UG exam, India's premier medical entrance test. Filed by 20 students who appeared for the exam, the petition also calls for a thorough investigation into alleged irregularities during the May 5th test.

The plea requests that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or another independent agency be tasked with probing reported instances of question paper leaks and other misconducts that have cast doubts on the exam's fairness. The petitioners argue that these irregularities have undermined the sanctity of the examination process, potentially affecting the futures of numerous deserving candidates aiming for medical college admissions.

Highlighting concerns over the transparency of the exam, the petition points to a drastic increase in candidates scoring the maximum possible marks of 720 out of 720, which they claim raises suspicions of foul play. They contend that such anomalies warrant a thorough investigation under the supervision of the Supreme Court to ensure justice for students impacted by what they describe as systemic failures.

The Supreme Court, responding to multiple petitions expressing similar grievances, has already sought responses from the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA). This move follows growing calls for a deeper inquiry into the alleged irregularities surrounding the NEET-UG exam, a gateway for thousands of aspiring medical professionals across the country.

The outcome of this legal battle could potentially reshape how future NEET-UG exams are conducted and scrutinized, with implications extending beyond the immediate concerns of the petitioners to the broader landscape of educational fairness and accountability in India.

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