NEET results: IMA junior doctors demand CBI probe into irregularities, threaten to go on all India strike

The letter listing the concerns, says that some students have scored 718 and 719 marks, which is statistically questionable.

ByChetana Belagere

Published Jun 08, 2024 | 2:06 PMUpdatedJun 08, 2024 | 2:06 PM

IMA junior doctors demand CBI inquiry

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Junior Doctors’ Network has called for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2024.

The doctor’s body in a letter addressed to Pradeep Kumar Joshi, Chairperson of the National Testing Agency (NTA) and requested a re-examination, “To ensure a fair and transparent evaluation process for all the students.”

Listing the concerns, the letter said that some students have scored 718 and 719 marks, which is statistically questionable.

“There has been no defined logic for the grace marks given to these students. No list has been shared as per given grace marks to students,” the letter further reads.

The junior doctors also questioned the lack of action on the alleged NEET 2024 paper leak in many locations.

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On grace marks

IMA Junior doctors letter

IMA Junior doctors’ letter. (Supplied)

Writing about the provision of grace marks due to the time wastage, they demand that the testing agency should have disclosed it in the information bulletin before the exam.

“Why NTA has come up with the new rule after the examination,?” the doctors asked.

Meanwhile, the junior doctors stressed that there were discrepancies on their scorecards compared to their OMR sheets and this was not due to grace marks, as these students were not from the centres where grace marks were purportedly given.

The junior doctors’ body also questioned a total of 67 students scoring a perfect 720 out of 720.

The said, “This has never happened. Usually, only three to four students score perfect marks. Also, six-seven of these students, out of the 67 students, come from just one centre in Haryana,” the letter stated.

Urgency on results declaration

They also said that the results were declared prematurely on a day when the media was occupied with broadcasting the results of general elections.

The junior doctors questioned the “Urgency of the NTA to release the results on the same day.”

“We demand a CBI inquiry into the above-said irregularities in the NEET 2024. We also request a re-examination to ensure a fair and transparent evaluation process for all students,” the letter added.

The junior doctors’ network has also threatened to go on an all-India strike if demands are not met.

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(Edited by Sumavarsha Kandula)