Bombay High Court.

Days after the National Testing Agency (NTA) declared outcomes for the undergraduate National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG), a pupil from Maharashtra has approached the Nagpur bench of the Bombay excessive court docket alleging discrepancies within the check evaluation system after she scored zero within the examination.

This pupil in her writ petition has acknowledged that she was anticipating at the least 600 out of 720 in her entrance examination and was shocked to see her last rating card. “After having scored 81.85% in her HSC exams, the student was expecting to score at least 600 in her NEET exam. The first problem was that the NTA never uploaded her Optical Marking Recognition (OMR) sheet and then, her result shows she has scored zero out of 720. There is definitely a glitch in their online evaluation system,” stated advocate Ashwin Deshpande, who represented the scholar in court docket on Monday.

The court docket has now requested NTA to make clear whether or not the stated pupil’s OMR sheet was uploaded within the first place or not, by the following date of listening to. “How can a student score zero marks when she was expecting 600 or more? NTA will have to clarify this,” added Deshpande.

This will not be the one case the place college students have pointed at discrepancies within the marks on their scanned OMR sheets and their last rating card.

In one other case, a pupil from Akola district in Maharashtra has additionally approached the NTA with an identical drawback. “As per the provisional answer key shared by NTA in the last week of September and the scanned OMR sheet of every student that was uploaded by the NTA, this student has scored a perfect 720 out of 720. However, as per his final score card he has scored a mere 212 marks which is impossible,” stated an activist who’s at the moment serving to this pupil strategy the Bombay excessive court docket.

NEET-UG was performed throughout the nation on September 13 this yr and a second part of the examination was performed on October 14, following which ends up had been declared on October 16. Several college students, since, have approached the NTA with the scanned copy of their OMR sheets and their last rating card highlighting distinction in marks.

“My OMR sheet sows two different answers for the same question in two different pages, which is very shocking to see. All this points towards technical trouble in the evaluation software and NTA will have to clarify this problem soon,” stated one of many college students on situation of anonymity.

On Monday, the director normal of NTA, Vineet Joshi informed HT that prima facie, such blatant discrepancies in marks will not be doable. “However, since we have received queries from some students, we are individually checking each query and trying to solve the same at the earliest,” stated Joshi.


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