Seven students have been debarred from taking up NEET exams permanently. Caught for various malpractices during the 2017 exam that was held in May, these students face legal action for their illegal act.
What does the CBSE official notification read?
According to the notification, a total of seven candidates have been blacklisted for various reasons. The CBSE has released the names of all 7, along with their NEET Roll Number, Application Number, Name, Mother's Name, Father's Name, Date of Birth and the reason for debarment. These students will not be allowed to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) again.
"This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that the candidates mentioned in the enclosed list (Total 07) were found indulged in the unfair means practices in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) conducted on 7th May, 2017, for the reasons as specified in the list. These candidates have been debarred permanently from appearing in the NEET (UG) conducted by CBSE as per rule 9.2 (Chapter-9) of Information Bulletin for the said examination".
What does unfair practices mean?
In the definition given in Chapter 9 of the NEET 2017 Information Bulletin, "Unfair means practice is an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates". A list of 19 possible infractions has also been given.
"During the course of examination, before or after the examination if a candidate is found indulged in any of the above or similar practices, he/she shall be deemed to have used unfair practices and booked under UNFAIR MEANS (U.F.M.) case. Such candidates would be debarred as per rules in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deem fit by the Board".
Why were 7 candidates debarred from NEET?
Out of the seven candidates, five have been charged with impersonation, one for tearing the OMR sheet and one for manipulating or fabricating the admit card.
Earlier, the CBSE has previously released such lists for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015, where 46 candidates were found engaging in unfair means, the AIPMT 2015 re-test where another four candidates were debarred.
The NEET 2016 first round had eight candidates debarred and the NEET 2016 other rounds had 11 more candidates get banned from appearing in NEET in the future.