Results of over 1,500 students awarded grace marks in NEET-UG to be re-examined: NTA. New Delhi: The education ministry has set up a four-member panel to review the grace marks awarded to more than 1,500 candidates in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on SaturdayThe move comes amid allegations of inflation of marks leading to 67 candidates sharing first rank in the exam.

New Delhi: The education ministry has set up a four-member panel to review the grace marks awarded to more than 1,500 candidates in the NEET-UG medical entrance exam, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Saturday.

The move comes amid allegations of inflation of marks leading to 67 candidates sharing first rank in the exam.

“The panel headed by a former UPSC chairman will submit its recommendations within a week and the results of these candidates might be revised,” NTA Director General Subodh Kumar Singh said at a press conference here.

“The awarding of grace marks has not impacted the qualifying criteria of the exam and the review of results of the affected candidates will not impact the admission process,” he added.

Several aspirants of the medical entrance exam NEET have alleged inflation of marks which led to a record 67 candidates bagging the top rank, including six from the same exam centre.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), however, denied any irregularities and said the changes made in the NCERT textbooks and grace marks for losing time at the examination centres were some of the reasons behind the students scoring higher marks.

How many students get grace marks in NEET 2024?

1,563 students
 
“The issue pertains to only about 1,600 candidates at six centres,” Subodh Kumar Singh, the director general of the NTA, said in a press conference on Saturday. As many as 1,563 students were awarded grace marks due to “loss of exam time”.

What are grace marks in NEET?

NTA Explanation on Grace Marks

NTA stated, “Candidates were compensated for the loss of time and the revised marks of such candidates vary from -20 to 720 marks. Amongst these, the score of two candidates also happens to be 718 and 719 marks respectively due to compensatory marks.

Why does NTA give grace marks?

The NTA had contended that the grace marks were awarded to the 1600 students who had complained of loss of time due to lapses at the examination centre, including delayed distribution of the question paper. The NTA DG referred to a Supreme Court case of 2018 to award grace marks to compensate for loss of time

What is the drop rate of marks of grace?

Upon completing a lap after the timer has expired, the chance to have a mark of grace spawn is 2/5 for the Rellekka Rooftop Course, 2/3 for the Canifis and Ardougne Rooftop Course, and 2/6 for all other rooftop courses.

Was NEET 2024 easy?

The overall difficulty level of NEET 2024 is perceived to be moderate to challenging. Most of the candidates were unhappy with the Physics section as the questions were highly complex including mostly numeric problems. Experts also rated India’s top medical entrance exam moderately difficult .

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