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NEET SC Hearing News: The Supreme Court will today hear a series of petitions regarding the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG 2024) paper leak and the cancellation of the medical entrance exam due to irregularities. 


Supreme Court Hearing on NEET UG 2024 'Paper Leak' Case Postponed to 18 July 

  • Hearing Postponed: The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing on the NEET UG 2024 'paper leak' case to July 18.
  • Reason for Postponement: The adjournment occurred because some parties had not yet received the affidavits filed by the Centre and NTA.
  • CJI's Observation: The bench led by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) stressed the need for these parties to carefully consider the responses before proceeding with arguments.


The high courts previously addressed the issue on 8 July, noting that the NEET paper leak occurred in a single location.


The SC bench will also consider a separate petition from over 50 successful NEET candidates requesting an order to prevent the Centre from canceling NEET.

According to media reports, the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, leading the bench, stated that a re-test would be necessary if the sanctity of NEET-UG 2024 is compromised, questioned the NTA and CBI about the timing and duration of the paper leak, and also addressed a separate plea from over 50 successful Gujarat-based candidates seeking to prevent the exam's cancellation, giving petitioners' lawyers a day to submit a consolidated argument. 


The bench also observed that if the NEET paper leak occurred on social media platforms like Telegram and WhatsApp, it would spread rapidly, noting suspicions of irregularities due to an unprecedented 67 candidates scoring a perfect 100 percentile, while the NEET UG 2024 exam, held by NTA on May 5, offered admission into various medical courses across India.


NEET Case in SC: Updates from last hearing

  • Details Sought: Supreme Court requested information on the timing of the NEET paper leak and the duration between the leak and the start of the exam.
  • NTA Admission: National Testing Agency (NTA) acknowledged that the paper leak occurred at one location.
  • SC Response: Supreme Court stated that if the leak happened a day before the exam, the number of beneficiaries could be large; if it occurred on the exam day, the extent would be less.
  • Observation by CJI: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud noted that if the sanctity of NEET-UG 2024 is compromised and the question paper leak spread through social media, a re-test must be ordered.