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NEET Leak Controversy

  • 18 Jun 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate exam paper leak has escalated, leading to protests demanding a re-test and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

  • The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) disclosed that NEET aspirants paid up to ₹30 lakh for leaked exam papers in Bihar.

Key Points

  • The Supreme Court is hearing several petitions related to NEET, though it has not stayed counseling for admissions based on the results.
    • This unfolding scandal highlights deep-rooted issues in the examination system and underscores the urgent need for reform and accountability.
  • The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges.
  • It was introduced in 2013 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and is now conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
    • NTA was established as a Society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860.
    • It is an autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.
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