NEET-UG 2024 Results: Addressing Controversy and Ensuring Fairness

The NEET-UG 2024 results, announced on June 4, have sparked significant controversy. Over 24 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) across 4,750 centers. However, concerns about irregularities and allegations of paper leaks quickly emerged.

Key Points of the Controversy

High Number of Perfect Scores: This year, 67 students achieved a perfect score of 720/720, which is unusually high compared to previous years. Typically, only a handful of students score full marks.

Compensatory Marks: Some candidates received compensatory marks due to time lost during the exam. This decision, based on Supreme Court guidelines, led to adjustments in their scores, raising concerns about fairness.

Discrepancies in Textbooks: Differences between old and new editions of the NCERT textbook led to changes in the provisional answer key for a Physics question. This change resulted in a perfect score for 44 students.

Response from NTA: The NTA addressed these issues by forming a Grievance Redressal Committee. The committee reviewed the claims using factual reports and CCTV footage from the exam centres, ensuring that the integrity of the examination process was maintained.

Actions Taken

The NTA has committed to maintaining transparency in the examination process by providing detailed information to candidates, including:

– Advance City Intimation

– Admit Cards

– Examination Advisories

– Display of OMR Sheets and Recorded Responses

– Invitations for Objections to Provisional Answer Keys

– Publication of Final Answer Keys on the Official Website

– Sending of Scanned OMR Answer Sheets and Score Cards via Email

Addressing Unfair Means

The NTA has taken strict action against cases involving unfair means, including cancellation of candidature and debarment from future examinations. They are also cooperating with state police in investigations against impersonators.


While the NTA denies any instances of a paper leak, the controversy surrounding the NEET-UG 2024 results highlights the need for continued vigilance and transparency in conducting large-scale examinations. The measures taken by the NTA aim to ensure fairness and maintain the integrity of the exam, addressing the concerns of candidates and stakeholders alike.

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