Claims Of Errors In NEET 2020 Results 'Fake, Fabricated': NTA
NEET 2020: NEET 2020 incorrect results, which has been circulating in social media and aired in some local news channels, is fake, clarified National Testing Agency (NTA) today.
The National Testing Agency, or NTA, on Tuesday said that the NEET results declared on October 16 is final and the news about a student who failed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was a topper in the ST category is fake. The fabricated results of NEET 2020 have been doing rounds on social media platforms for the last few days. NEET incorrect results have also been broadcasted on some local news channels to mislead the audience. The fake news claimed that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Under Graduate (NEET-UG) 2020 results are incorrect. NTA has declared the NEET 2020 results on October 16.
NTA, through an official notification, said, "It has been revealed on some news channels in social media that shockingly some unscrupulous elements are claiming that the results declared by NTA are incorrect. The NTA has declared the result after thorough scrutiny and assured all aspirants that the result declared by NTA is correct."
NTA however, also said that genuine claims regarding NEET 2020 results will be redressed by the testing agency. It further said, "However, manipulated and fabricated cases will be viewed seriously and NTA will be forced to take legal action as per laws of the land against such candidates including cancellation of their candidature or other unscrupulous agents representing such candidates."
NTA, in the statement today, has also advised parents and students to beware of false promises of arranging admission in medical colleges through unfair means.
Citing an example of a candidate claiming that he has scored 650 marks whereas he has obtained only 329 marks in NEET 2020, NTA said, "The news is totally fake, fabricated and one-sided only. The news channel should have confirmed from NTA before broadcasting this fake news. In the instant case, a complaint is being filed by the NTA with the cybersecurity cell under the IT Act at Noida, Uttar Pradesh."
NEET is held for undergraduate admissions to medical and allied courses across India. NEET is the only pan-India entrance examination which is being conducted for medical undergraduate admissions. NEET 2020 was conducted on September 13 and October 14 for those students who were unable to take the exams due to reasons associated with COVID-19.