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NEET Result 2021: NTA Demands Expedited Hearing In SC On Plea Against Bombay HC Stay

The Bombay High Court ordered NTA to re-examine two applicants whose question papers and OMR sheets were jumbled up at a Maharashtra centre. 

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The National Testing Agency sought an urgent hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday in response to a high court judgement ordering it not to announce NEET results and to re-examine two applicants whose question papers and OMR sheets were jumbled up at a Maharashtra centre.  

In an unprecedented order, the Bombay High Court on October 20 directed the NTA, which was established in 2018 to administer the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to undergraduate medical courses, to hold new exams for the two students and announce their results alongside the main results of the September 12 test. The high court noted that the test booklet and OMR sheet of two medical aspirants – Vaishanavi Bhopali and Abhishek Shivaji – were mixed up at the examination centre prior to the start of the test and ordered that they be given another chance to appear.  

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, standing for the NTA, apprised a bench led by Chief Justice N V Ramana of the urgency of the situation, stating that the declaration of the results has been suspended due to the high court's judgement. The court requested the law officer to bring the case before the bench that has been considering these matters, and after learning that it was a new case, the bench agreed to entertain an urgent listing.  

"The announcement of the NEET exam results has been postponed at the request of two students. I want a hearing tomorrow," the law officer told the bench, which also included Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli. "We'll see," the bench said.  


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