NEET Question Paper Leak Petition Withdrawn, SC Refuses To Intervene

According reports, the petition filed by Anshul Sharma has been withdrawn as the Supreme Court refuses to intervene the NEET question paper leak issue. The petitioner is at liberty to approach the Uttarakhand High Court.


According to Indian Express, the Uttarakhand police had conducted a preliminary investigation and arrested 5 persons. The police pointed at the possibility of an alleged nexus with education mafia though the CBSE had ruled out question paper leak.

Yesterday, a petition for cancellation and re-examination of NEET was filed by Anshul Sharma as mentioned by Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde, before the Bench presided by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, who agreed to list the matter tomorrow before the Bench presided by Justice Anil R Dave.

The petitioner has sought a probe into the leak of NEET question papers and a status report to be submitted to the court.

What does CBSE has to say?

CBSE has refused the claims about the question paper leak of NEET 2016. CBSE states that, "it was an attempt made by some unscrupulous elements to cheat the candidates on false promises."

Similar circumstances were encountered with AIPMT 2015 (now NEET) where the CBSE had denied the report of question paper leak based on the investigation report by the police. However, the apex court ordered for a re-examination of AIPMT 2015 within a period of 4 weeks.

NEET Question Paper Leak Petition Withdrawn

Meanwhile, the results for NEET 2016 examination will be declared on August 17, 2016 on the official website. The examination for NEET Phase 1 and NEET Phase 2 were held on May 1, 2016 and July 24, 2016 respectively at various centres across the country.

Earlier, some students and coaching centres raised the issue of a few mistakes in the NEET 2 question paper. Students were given with 2 correct answers from 4 options leading to the possibilities of candidates getting 8 grace marks.

The answer keys for NEET has been released by the CBSE yesterday on the official website. Read here for more information on NEET answer keys.

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