NEET 2021: Supreme Court orders no re-exam for 2 students
New Delhi : Supreme Court has refused to permit NEET re-exam for two students and said "Sorry", the permission cannot be granted. "If the direction to conduct re-exam is provided then it will become a trend," the SC added.
The Centre had moved to the Supreme Court seeking a stay on Bombay High Court's order which directed re-examination for the two medical aspirants. The Centre had appealed in the court that 16 lakh students had appeared for the examination and if the re-exam is allowed then every year students will come forward with such demands.
"Every year students will come forward and seek a re-exam for one mistake or the other," it added.
Justice LN Rao who was hearing the matter today said: "We feel sorry for the students and sympathise with them but cannot hold a re-examination."
On October 20, the Bombay High Court came to the aid of two 19-year-olds (Vaishnavi Bhopale and Abhishek Kapse) who said that the invigilators at their entrance exam centre in Solapur handed them mismatched test booklets and answer sheets and did not rectify the “blunder" when they pointed it out. The High Court then directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct NEET re-exam afresh for the duo, after giving them a clear 48-hour notice of the date and the test centre.
NEET examination results have already been declared on November 1.