‘No Indication of Mass Malpractice’: Centre Files Affidavit In NEET Row Citing Data Analysis By IIT Madras – News18

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The court said if the sanctity of NEET-UG 2024 is lost and if the leak of its question paper has been propagated through social media, then a re-test has to be ordered. (File photo)

In the affidavit, the government said that the data analysis shows that no local set of candidates benefitted leading to abnormal scores

The Centre on Wednesday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court in NEET-UG 2024 matter.

The government said that exhaustive technical evaluation on data related to NEET-UG 2024 was conducted by IIT Madras and the analysis shows no indication of mass malpractice.

The government also added that the data analysis shows that no local set of candidates benefitted leading to abnormal scores.

The Central government that it has constituted committee of experts to recommend conduct of transparent and smooth examinations.

Observing that the sanctity of the NEET-UG 2024 has been “breached”, the Supreme Court on Monday said a re-test may be ordered if the entirety of the process is affected and sought details from the National Testing Agency and the CBI including the timing and manner of the paper leak, besides the numbers of wrongdoers, to know the extent of its effect.

“Let us not be in self-denial. Self-denial is only adding to the problem,” a bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud told the Centre and the NTA, which conducts the prestigious test, in a string of strongly-worded observations.

“One thing which is very clear is that the leak has taken place. That the sanctity of the exam has been breached is beyond doubt. The question is how widespread is the leak,” said the bench which also comprised Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra.

Posing a volley of searching queries, the bench said a re-test has to be ordered if the breach in sanctity affects the entirety of the process.

The court said if the sanctity of NEET-UG 2024 is “lost” and if the leak of its question paper has been propagated through social media, then a re-test has to be ordered.