NEET Row: National Testing Agency (NTA) chief Subodh Kumar was sacked amid the ongoing row surrounding the NEET-UG exam 2024 and UGC-NET as it severely impacted the agency’s credibility, sources in the Ministry of Education told ABP News. The students also began losing their confidence following the reports of paper leaks, the sources added.

The sources further stated that there has been no provision to give grace marks for loss of time during the examination. 

The testing agency had awarded grace marks to 1,564 candidates due to loss of time during the exam, from where the controversy stemmed. The agency said it followed the same normalisation formula that had been approved by the Supreme Court in relation to the CLAT examination in 2018. However, NTA later withdrew these grace marks.

The sources in the education ministry said that it was wrong to cite the exmaple of CLAT exam for giving grace marks. 

Kumar was replaced with IAS (Retd) Pradeep Singh Kharola, who will now helm the exam body. Kharola has been given additional charge of the post of Director General, NTA, Ministry of Education.

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Centre’s seven-member high-level committee formed to oversee transparency and look into the functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA) to meet today, news agency ANI reported citing Education Ministry sources.

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