NEET UG, 813 students appeared in NEET re-exam

NEET UG 2024
NEET UG 2024

The NTA conducted a re-examination on Sunday for 1,563 students who had secured grace marks in the Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG), but only 813 appeared, NTA officials said. A senior NTA official said at least 52 per cent students appeared in the examination. Following the Supreme Court order, the re-examination was conducted at seven centres – Balod and Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Surat (Gujarat), Shillong (Meghalaya), Bahadurgarh and Jhajjar (Haryana) and Chandigarh.

In fact, in the NEET-UG exam held on May 5, students had complained of loss of time at these six centers, after which NTA gave them grace marks. After the controversy, the exam was conducted again for a total of 1563 students. The exam was conducted from 2 pm to 520 pm on Sunday. During this, adequate security arrangements were made at all the centers. Meanwhile, NTA on Sunday expelled 17 candidates from the exam, who had appeared for the exam on May 5 at centers in Bihar. According to officials, these 17 candidates were barred from appearing in the exam after malpractice was detected.

A centre was made for two students in Chandigarh, but they did not reach. The centre was made for two students who were to take the NEET exam in St. Joseph Senior Secondary School in Sector 44, Chandigarh. According to school officials, the two students did not reach for the exam till 1:30 pm, after which the gate was closed.

NTA’s website and portal are safe National Examination Agency (NTA) officials on Sunday claimed that its website and all other web portals are completely safe. The reports of them being hacked are false and misleading. This clarification from the NTA came amid the ongoing controversy over alleged irregularities in competitive exams including NEET-UG and UGC-NET. “NTA’s website and all its web portals are completely safe,” the senior official said.

How many students reached there

State/District Present Absent Students Students

Chandigarh 0 2


Balod 115 70

Dantewada 176 241

Gujarat, Surat 1 0


Jhajjar 178 134

Mahindergarh 109 73

Meghalaya, Tura 234 230