New Delhi: The Indian education system has been marred with paper leaks across the country in the last couple of months. Papers have been leaked at the state level as well as the national level.

The NEET-UG 2024, paper leak lead to students protesting nationwide, which prompted the government to postpone its corresponding exam. The NEET-PG Entrance Examination was postponed as a “precautionary measure” to prevent further paper leaks.

Since there have been ongoing talks of paper leaks and irregularities, it has caused widespread concern and speculation among the candidates and stakeholders.

Explaining the developments Dr Abhijat Sheth, President, National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) in an interview stated, “The integrity of this examination was never in doubt as far as NEET-PG is concerned. For the last seven years, we have conducted so far successfully… Because of the recent events, what has happened that there were lots of concerns about all these sorts of examinations from the student communities and in response to that, the government has decided to ensure once more to make sure that the sanctity of the examination the safety and security must be maintained. So they have decided to review the SOPs and protocols as soon as possible. We will declare the next due date in one next week…”

Sharing his views on the advisory issued against social media messages, and fraudsters, warnings he said, “This was for the protection that’s why we published the SOPs before the examination, this is all perception, social media is so vast these days that sometimes it gives the wrong message to the students and we wanted students should remain on the right path.”

  • Published On Jun 25, 2024 at 05:11 PM IST

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