Court intervenes in NEET question papers leak case

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Delhi High Court refused to stay results of the 2018 National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) on a plea alleging that the question papers were leaked. The petition was filed by one of the candidates, who appeared in the exam at a Gurugram centre. It alleged that there was a shortage of question papers in one of the cities that showed that the papers were leaked. However, the counsel for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducted the exam, said there was some confusion in the distribution of the question papers, but later it was sorted out and there was no shortage. The court was informed that the CBI has also lodged an FIR after it received a complaint from the CBSE, alleging that a few touts helped students in qualifying the NEET in various government and private colleges across the country. A total of 13,26,725 candidates had appeared for the NEET examination on May 6, which was conducted in 136 cities in 11 languages.