Undergraduate medical and dental aspirants have pointed at discrepancies in the assessment of their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) answer booklets which were released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. Several students have taken to social media sites to highlight that the responses on their individual Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets, which are scanned copies of answer booklets, and that on the recorded responses sheet is different.
NTA is currently accepting challenges from students in case of discrepancies until October 7, however students feel this option is useless in certain situations.
“In my case, OMR sheet has wrongly captured an answer which has not been attempted (no colour bubble on OMR sheet). The drop down button in the challenges section does not give me the option to explain my situation,” highlighted a student on Twitter.
In another case, a student’s recorded response sheet is missing over 50 of the responses that he has marked in his OMR sheet. “In order to file a challenge with the NTA, I’ll have to pay Rs 1,000 per question. How can I challenge 50 questions in such a situation?” asked another student, who has now written directly to the NTA seeking clarity in his particular case.