On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to hold fresh NEET 2021 examinations for two students – Vaishnavi Bhopale and Abhishek Kapse. The reason behind holding fresh examinations for these two students is that they had received mismatching booklets and answer sheets due to the laxity of the invigilators. They later filed a petition in the Bombay High Court. The court has now asked the agency to give advance notice of 48 hours about the retest and other examination-related information. Moreover, the results for only these two petitioners must be declared in two weeks by the agency.
When both of these candidates appeared for NEET 2021 examination on September 12, 2021, the invigilators distributed mismatching test booklets and answer sheets. Moreover, they received the booklets five minutes late. Bhopale received a test booklet with Code 04, but an answer sheet of Code P4. On the other hand, Kapse received a test booklet having Code P4 and an answer sheet of Code 04. After they tried to immediately point it out, the invigilators harshly silenced them. Officials of the examination centre admitted that this was an inadvertent mistake and asked NTA to help the two students.
Due to this development, other medical aspirants are misled into thinking that there will be another phase of the NEET 2021 examination. However, this seems unlikely. The NEET 2021 examination is being held once again only for the two students from Solapur. So far, the dates for holding the medical entrance examination for the two aspirants have not been announced by NTA. The fresh dates are still awaited by them. Moreover, the agency has not even responded to the Bombay High Court’s order yet.
As of now, the Phase 2 registration and correction in the NEET 2021 application form is going on. NTA has extended the deadline for doing the same and hence, the window will now close on October 26, 2021 (11:50 PM). In Phase 2, candidates can only edit fields such as gender, nationality, email address, category, sub-category and fields related to the second phase of registration. According to the public notice by NTA, this will be the last and final opportunity for the candidates to correct the particulars in the NEET 2021 application form.
Candidates who have done one-time corrections in these particular fields earlier can also avail themselves of this facility. If they face difficulty in making corrections in the online application form, they can contact NTA on 011-40759000 or email their queries at [email protected] The NEET 2021 results are expected to be available after October 26, 2021. In the meantime, aspirants should keep visiting the official website – neet.nta.nic.in for all updates.