With less than 24 hours left from the NEET 2021 exam, the National Testing Agency has asked the students to stay away from the news and reports of leaked exam papers.
A lot of WhatsApp forwards are claiming that the circulated paper is actually the leaked NEET 2021 question paper. Scammers are allegedly asking for money to provide the question paper pdf. However, these claims are a hoax, claim NTA.
The whole nation was shocked when a leading news channel claimed that the NEET 2021 exam paper has been leaked. The exam is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, September 12, 2021.
However, 2 days ahead of the exam a famous medical college alleged that the exam paper has been leaked.
This story made the candidates anxious and they demanded the agency to investigate the whole story behind the rumoured paper leak story. Soon, a hashtag “Operation NEET” started trending on Twitter with students blaming the agency behind this whole scandal. Dismissing the demands of the students to postpone the exam, the agency stood firm that the exam will be conducted on the designated date and time.
NTA has alleged that all of this chaos has been spread to divert student’s attention and spread anxiety amongst them. It is further said that falling prey to these rumours can prove fatal for their examination and can affect their performance in a negative way.
The agency has also asked the students to not be affected by these fake stories and prepared for the exam with a relaxed mind. Vineet Joshi, the Director-General of NTA stressed that the exam is completely secured and there is no truth in all the leaked paper stories.
What was Operation NEET 2021?
A leading media house claimed to have conducted a sting operation on a cheating group of Rajasthan. The news channel claimed that this group was charging Rs 30 to 35 lakhs in lieu of medical seats from an SC/ST candidate and Rs 60-70 lakhs from general candidates. The sting operation also explained the modus operandi that the group followed while cheating in the exam.
However, as of now, nothing has been proven and an investigation is underway regarding the alleged cheating scandal.
As per reports, around 16.14 lakh candidates will take up the NEET exam this year in around 3858 exam centres across the country. The exam will be held in computer-based mode from 2 pm to 5 pm.