Somatirtha Purohit

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the provisional answer key along with candidates' responses for the NEET UG 2024 examination. 

Candidates who participated in the undergraduate medical entrance test can download the provisional answer key from the official website: exams.nta.ac.in/NEET.

The NTA has also started the objection window, which will remain open till May 31.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate (NEET UG 2024) was held on May 5, in a single shift from 2 pm to 5:20 pm. This year, over 24 lakh candidates took the exam at 4,750 centers across 571 cities in India and 14 cities abroad.

Candidates can download the provisional answer key and their responses by logging into the aforementioned website using their application numbers and dates of birth.

Candidates who disagree with the answers displayed in the provisional answer key or believe that the displayed responses are incorrect have the option to raise objections. To submit feedback on the provisional answer key of NEET and the responses, they must pay a non-refundable fee of ₹200 per question. The deadline for submitting objections is 11:50 pm on March 31.

“To facilitate the candidates, a scanned image of the OMR Answer Sheet has been sent to the registered email address provided by the candidates at the time of submission of the Online Application Form of NEET (UG) – 2024. Candidates are being given an opportunity to make an online challenge against the provisional Answer Key by paying a non-refundable processing fee of Rs 200,” the NTA stated.

Challenges made offline or through any other method will not be accepted.

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Once the objection window closes, NTA's in-house subject experts will review the challenges. If any objections are found valid, the answer key will be revised accordingly, and candidates will be awarded marks based on the revised answer key, as per the policy mentioned in the information bulletin. The NEET UG result will be prepared using the final/revised answer key, and no objections to the final key will be entertained.

“No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance or non-acceptance of their challenge. The key finalized by the experts after the challenge will be final. No challenge will be accepted after May 31, 2024 (up to 11:50 P.M.),” the NTA notice reads.

For further information about the NEET UG exam, candidates can visit the NTA websites, exams.nta.ac.in/NEET and nta.ac.in. For any assistance, they can contact 011-40759000 or email at neet@nta.ac.in.

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