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NEET-UG 2024: Grace Marks Given To 1,563 Candidates To Be Cancelled, Re-Exam On 23 June, Centre Tells Supreme Court

Kuldeep Negi

Jun 13, 2024, 11:29 AM | Updated 11:29 AM IST

The Supreme Court of India.
The Supreme Court of India.

The Central government has informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to cancel the scorecards of 1,563 candidates who were awarded grace marks in the NEET-UG 2024 examination.

The Centre said that a committee was constituted to reevaluate the results of 1,563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who were awarded “grace marks.”

These marks were intended to compensate for the time lost during the examination.

"A committee meeting was held on June 10, 11, and 12 to investigate the allegations. Based on the committee's recommendations, the scorecards of the affected candidates will be cancelled, and a re-examination will be held for these students," the Centre told the apex Court.

It added that those candidates whose scorecards are being cancelled would be given the option to retake the test.

These 1,563 students will be notified of their actual scores without the inclusion of grace marks. They will then have the choice to sit for a re-examination.

For those who opt not to retake the test, their results will be based on the examination conducted on 5 May.

The re-examination is scheduled for 23 June, and the results will be declared before 30 June, according to the National Testing Agency's (NTA) statement to the Supreme Court.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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