Supreme Court Refuses to Stay NEET Counselling Amid Alleged Paper Leak and Irregularities

Supreme Court Refuses to Stay NEET Counselling Amid Alleged Paper Leak and Irregularities

The Supreme Court addressed concerns regarding alleged paper leak and irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 examination during a recent hearing.

Court Proceedings:

During the hearing, a vacation bench, comprising Justices Vikram Nath and Ahsanuddin Amanullah, refused to stay the counselling process for admissions to medical colleges.

Notice Issued:

The bench issued a notice on one of the pleas seeking cancellation of the examination and ordered a probe into the paper leak. It also sought responses from the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the matter.

Next Hearing:

The matter has been scheduled for resumed hearing on July 8, where further deliberation will take place.

Decision on Counselling:

The bench clarified that counselling for medical college admissions would proceed despite the ongoing legal proceedings.


One of the petitions alleged that the paper was leaked in Patna, and candidates in Rajasthan received incorrect question papers.

Compensatory Marks Issue:

Candidates raised concerns about irregularities in the awarding of compensatory marks to students for loss of time during the examination.

Previous Court Action:

In a previous hearing, a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud declined to stay the publication of NEET-UG 2024 results. However, the bench issued a notice regarding the plea.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

  1. What did the Supreme Court refuse to do regarding the NEET-UG 2024 counselling process?
    a) Stay it
    b) Continue it
    c) Postpone it
    d) None of the above
    Answer: a) Stay it
  2. When is the next hearing scheduled regarding the NEET-UG 2024 examination?
    a) July 1
    b) July 8
    c) July 15
    d) July 22
    Answer: b) July 8
  3. Which agency was asked to respond to the allegations of paper leak and irregularities?
    a) National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    b) National Testing Agency (NTA)
    c) National Security Agency (NSA)
    d) None of the above
    Answer: b) National Testing Agency (NTA)
  4. What was the specific allegation regarding the NEET-UG 2024 examination mentioned in the Apex Court?
    a) Question paper leak in Rajasthan
    b) Question paper leak in Patna
    c) Mismanagement during the examination
    d) None of the above
    Answer: b) Question paper leak in Patna
  5. What issue did candidates raise regarding the examination process?
    a) Incorrect marking
    b) Compensatory marks allocation
    c) Lack of preparation materials
    d) None of the above
    Answer: b) Compensatory marks allocation