Odishatv Bureau

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the NEET UG exam on July 17. About 95 per cent of attendance was recorded for the annual medical entrance exam. However, some students have now started demanding a second attempt citing irregularities in the exam.

So far, the CBI has already arrested around eight persons for their alleged involvement in hampering the conduct of the exam. The CBI busted a cheating racket in Nagaur district of Rajasthan where the NEET exam aspirants were allegedly given more time than the prescribed duration.

Hence, students have now demanded to give them a second chance to appear for the NEET UG exam while ensuring no irregularities in the conduct of the test across the country.

Urging a second attempt, a Twitterati wrote, “This cheating cases will destroy the hardworking students’ future. Who will take this responsibility? This matter should be taken to the higher level.”

Demanding re-exam, another user wrote, “Sir neet is the only exam taken all over the india for all the medical courses once a year...our future is decided by that single exam whether the year we drop will paid off Or not and in that exam too if your Invigilator took 10-15 min that's not fair sir.”

However, NTA has not yet issued any official statement on the NEET UG re-exam demands. Meanwhile, the exam conducting authority is likely to release the NEET answer key soon.

On the other hand, earlier, MP Nihal Chand had informed that the Centre has agreed to NEET re-exam for students who appeared for the entrance exam in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district on July 17.

“On July 17, 2022, when the irregularities came to the fore in the NEET 2022 examination held in Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), I met the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya ji and requested to re-conduct this examination keeping in mind the future of the candidates,” Chand tweeted.

Keeping in mind the seriousness of this subject, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given his consent to re-conduct this examination in Sriganganagar soon, he added.