Bombay HC allowed a 18 year old gir to reappear for the NEET exam

Jun 03, 2023, 16:45 IST

Bombay HC News: According to the neet ug 2023 latest news, the Bombay High Court recently made a decision regarding the NEET 2023 examination for Manipur candidates. The Re-examination will take place on June 6.

Bombay HC News: An 18-year-old medical aspirant has approached the Bombay High Court, contending that she was not given sufficient time during her appearance for the NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate medical courses) in Kota, Rajasthan. The aspirant, Dhanashree Jagtap, has filed a petition through her advocate Madhav Thorat, seeking permission to reappear for the exam in Manipur, which has yet to be conducted due to communal violence.

Jagtap, originally from Tandulwadi in Solapur district, stated in her petition that she had been receiving coaching for NEET-UG in Kota and had taken the exam there. However, she alleges that she must be given full-time for the examination. As a result, she has requested the court to allow her to reappear for the NEET-UG exam in Manipur.

This development highlights the aspirant's plea to the Bombay High Court regarding the alleged lack of sufficient time during her NEET-UG examination in Kota, Rajasthan, and her desire to reappear for the test in Manipur, where it is yet to be held due to communal violence.

Bombay HC News: Overview

The Bombay High Court recently granted an 18-year-old girl, Dhanashree Jagatap, the to reappear for the NEET-UG 2023 examination. Due to a broken wrist, Dhanashree Jagatap could not complete her exam paper during her first attempt. A vacation bench consisting of Justices Manish Pitale and Neela Gokhale heard the plea seeking permission to reappear for the exam.

According to the Bombay hc news, Jagatap explained in her plea that she had arrived at the NEET-UG examination centre on May 7 but unfortunately fell on the ground due to a rush in the queue, resulting in her right wrist joint dislocation. She was taken to a nearby hospital and later returned to the examination centre, where she was assigned a writer to assist her.

However, despite being given extra time, Dhanashree Jagatap started the exam late and needed to be provided additional time to complete her paper. As a result, she could not attempt the last part of the Physics subject within the allotted time.

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Bombay Hc News: Overview To The Plea

Dhanashree Jagtap, in her petition filed with the Bombay High Court, stated that after receiving preliminary treatment at a local hospital, she returned to the NEET-UG examination centre in Kota, Rajasthan. As witnessed by the centre superintendent and the National Testing Agency (NTA) representative, who conducts the exam, she was given a scribe to write the test.

However, according to Jagtap's petition, the scribe was provided to her only around 3:30 pm, approximately one and a half hours after the scheduled start of the examination. The exam was supposed to conclude at 5:20 pm.

Jagtap claimed that the center superintendent had assured her that she would be given the full three hours and 20 minutes, along with an additional one hour and five minutes as per the NTA rules for NEET-UG. These additional minutes are provided to candidates who require a scribe or writer. However, she stated that the class supervisor collected her OMR or answer sheet at 5:20 pm and other students' answer sheets, even though she had started the exam around 3:40 pm.

Despite her requests to the NTA representative and the centre superintendent for the scheduled three hours and 20 minutes or the compensatory extra time of one hour and five minutes, Jagtap's pleas went unanswered. As a result, she approached the Bombay High Court after the NTA did not respond to her representations and reminders submitted between May 8 and May 11. She requested the court to grant her a fair chance by allowing her to appear for NEET-UG again in Manipur, where the exam had been postponed due to violence.

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Bombay HC News: Court Decision

A per the neet ug 2023 latest news, During the hearing, the Union government expressed willingness to allow Jagatap to reappear for the exam on June 6. However, they emphasised that she should not consider the marks obtained in the May 7 examination. The court accepted this condition and granted permission for Jagatap to appear for the NEET-UG 2023 examination with the Manipur students in Bengaluru. The court also directed the authorities to take the necessary steps to facilitate her participation in the exam.

The Bombay High Court further stated that Dhanashree Jagatap must submit an undertaking within a week. She will not rely on her previous attempt on May 7 for the NEET-UG 2023 examination.

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This decision by the Bombay High Court allows Dhanashree Jagatap to reappear for the NEET-UG 2023 examination, allowing her a fair chance to complete her paper and pursue her aspirations.

Bombay HC News: FAQs

Q1. What conditions were imposed by the court for the aspirant to reappear for the exam?

Ans. The court allowed the aspirant to reappear for the NEET UG 2023 examination on June 6. However, she was directed to rely on something other than the marks obtained in the May 7 examination. She must submit an undertaking within a week confirming this.

Q2. Where will the re-examination take place?

Ans. The re-examination for Manipur candidates, including the abovementioned aspirant, will be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on June 6, 2023.

Q3. What is the NEET UG 2023 examination?

Ans. NEET UG 2023 refers to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate, a national-level entrance exam conducted in India for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS/BDS) and allied health science courses.

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