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‘Bada Ghotala’ in NEET 2024? Students Claim Mockery of Meritocracy as 8 from Same Centre Get 720/720

The NEET 2024 results have sparked a whirlwind of controversy, with allegations of a paper leak casting a shadow over the examination’s integrity.



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The NEET 2024 results have sent shockwaves through the medical community and social media alike. With 67 candidates reportedly securing the perfect score of 720, and numerous others just shy of perfection, the results have been met with suspicion.

As the National Testing Agency (NTA) released the NEET scorecard, the ‘achievement’ of these candidates, especially those from the same examination centre, became a hot topic of discussion. Social media erupted with questions and allegations, with many pointing out the implausibility of such results under normal circumstances. One particularly vocal user on X (formerly Twitter) exclaimed, “How is it possible to have 718 marks in #NEETUG? HOWWWW?”

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According to the NEET marking scheme, candidates are awarded 4 marks for each correct answer, with a 1-mark deduction for each incorrect response. Given this, securing 718 or 719 marks raises eyebrows. With the perfect score being 720, achieving anything close but not exact implies that there’s something wrong, the ‘Math is not Mathing’. “Daal me kuch kala nh puri daal hi kali hai?” commented a user, highlighting the pervasive suspicion.

The issue took a more serious turn when screenshots of the NEET merit list showed eight candidates from the same centre achieving the perfect score of 720. Health activist Dr. Vivek Pandey weighed in, “Do all toppers go to the same centre to take the exam? Daal me kuch kala nh puri daal hi kali hai?” This remark, laced with sarcasm, reflects the growing skepticism surrounding the results.

Bihar’s Paper Leak Saga Continues

The controversy deepened with revelations from Bihar, where a paper leak scam was exposed. Thirteen individuals, including examinees and their family members, were arrested for their alleged involvement. The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police disclosed that brokers charged between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh to provide candidates with the question papers in advance.

Matter Reaches the Hon’ble Supreme Court

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court, seeking a re-examination in light of these allegations. While the apex court did not grant a stay on the results, it agreed to hear the matter, recognizing the potential impact on the credibility of the NEET examination process.

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The online community, especially on platforms like X, has been unrelenting in its criticism. Memes, sarcastic remarks, and poignant commentary have flooded social media. “Candidates have scored 718/720, 719/720. How it can be justified?? Please don’t play with the emotions and future of students,” wrote one user, encapsulating the widespread frustration and distrust among students.

The NEET 2024 results have not only cast a pall over the credibility of this year’s examination but have also triggered a broader debate on the integrity of competitive exams in India. As authorities investigate the allegations and the Supreme Court deliberates on the matter, the hope is that justice will be served, and the true merit of candidates will shine through. Until then, the adage “everything is not as it seems” seems to be the order of the day.

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