The controversy over NEET 2020 refuses to die down. Some candidates claim that final marks didn’t match with what they calculated from their OMR sheets. NEET 2020 results were declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on October 16 on its official website. In a major blunder, a candidate who took the national level exam and claimed the top position from the reserved schedule tribe category was declared failed in NEET 2020 result card. Mridul Rawat was actually the All India Topper of the scheduled tribe (ST) category. He was declared failed in NEET 2020 result card.
Mridul was shocked to see NEET 2020 blunder
According to a report by Hindustan Times, 17-year-old Mridul is a resident of Gangapur city town of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. He was shocked to see his NEET 2020 result card after it was announced on Friday. The result showed him scoring 329 marks out of 720. Based on his recorded response OMR sheet and answer key challenged, he was obtaining 650 marks out of 720.
Mridul said that as per his scores in the NEET 2020 results, he would have virtually failed in the exam. The reason being, he would not get any medical college with the marks given to him. His parents motivated him. After which, based on his recorded response sheet and answer key he challenged the result card before NTA.
Mistakes found again in the second mark sheet
Mridul then tweeted to NTA following which the correction was made in his result and said his general category AIR is 3577. The NTA updated the scorecard and the authorities fixed the score written out in numbers. But in word column, it still read ” Three Hundred and Twenty Nine marks” and he again spotted the mistake in the second mark sheet. Mridual then approached NTA.
Akhilesh Dixit, the regional director of Akash Institute in Kota said, “It was a terrible mistake of the NTA. NTA should prevent anything like that from happening”.
Aspirant moved to the High Court against NEET 2020 blunder
An aspirant from Amravati has moved to the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court scoring zero out of 720 in her result. Subsequently, another candidate is filling a petition after getting 212 marks out of 720. She claimed that 212 is lower than what she calculated from her OMR sheet.
Vasundhara Bhojane from Amravati was expecting 600 marks out of 720. Bhojane through counselor Ashwin Deshpande contended that she had an excellent academic record in class 10th and class 12th. She had scored 93.4% in class 10 and 81.9% in class 12 exam. Bhojane said that probably she has scored zero because of a technical discrepancy. She sought revaluation of the answer sheet.
Her counselor demanded directives to NTA to produce the original copy of OMR sheet before HC. They also demanded an interim stay on the medical admission process.
Results are correct
National Testing Agency (NTA) through an official notification said, “It has been revealed on some news channels in social media that shockingly some unscrupulous elements are claiming the results announced are incorrect.” Moreover, it stated, “The NTA has announced the result after thorough scrutiny and assured all candidates that the results released are correct”.
Statement by NTA
In a statement, NTA has also advised parents and aspirants to beware of false promises of arranging admission in medical colleges through unfair means. It gave an example of the aspirant who claimed that he has scored 650 marks whereas he has got only 329 marks in NEET. NTA said, ” The news is totally fake and fabricated and one sided only. Before broadcasting this fake news, the news channel should have confirmed from NTA.” In the instant case, NTA has filed a complaint with the cybersecurity cell under the IT Act at Noida, Uttar Pradesh.