ABVP demands CBI probe into NEET-UG irregularities

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Arunachal Pradesh unit today joined the nationwide protest against the recent NEET-UG exam results, alleging that there were irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-UG 2024, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The students’ body demanded immediate CBI inquiry into the alleged NEET-UG exam irregularities.

“Irregularities were reported from different parts of the country on the very day of the examination, solvers were caught at different places, and there were also irregularities in the distribution of question papers at some places. ABVP stands with the justified demands of the NEET exam candidates,” one of its leaders said.

Talking to reporters at the protest venue, ABVP national executive council member Tsering Gombu said that this year the National Testing Agency has done numerous irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 examination. “This protest comes after NTA declared the NEET-UG 2024 results on June 4, following which students across India raised concerns about irregularities and paper leaks, demanding a CBI probe into the matter and action against the culprits,” he said.

On the marks inflation controversy, he said that this year NEET–UG result created history because 6-7 candidates scored high, with around almost 100 percent, leading to worries about inflated cutoffs. Some candidates obtained marks as high as 718 and 719 which is impossible. This score also shocked or confused too many students, added the ABVP member while questioning the exam process and results of NEET-UG 2024.

State secretary of ABVP Tatlom Tayeng said there is grave mistrust among the students about the transparency of this exam conducted for admission to medical institutions. Irregularities in arrangements were also reported from different parts of the country on the day of NEET-UG exam. It is also evident that the National Testing Agency had not made the necessary preparations for the conduct of the exam.

Insisting on a CBI probe, he said many toppers of this year's NEET-UG exam were from the same centre which has raised a lot of questions about this year's examination result. A lot of questions have already arisen on the NTA with regard to the conduct of UGC-NET and other examinations.

He also said there is growing mistrust among the aspirants of NEET-UG regarding the exam results, and added that to address this, an inquiry needs to be conducted so as to bring the culprits to justice.