The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the National Testing Agency (NTA) regarding the recently conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduates (NEET-UG) 2024 exam. This comes amidst allegations of a question paper leak and other irregularities during the exam. The court raised concerns about the "sanctity" of the exam being compromised due to the alleged leak. A vacation bench comprising Justices Vikram Nath and Ahsanuddin Amanullah emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating, "Just because the exam has been conducted doesn't mean it's beyond scrutiny. The leak allegations raise questions, and we need answers from the NTA." Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, representing the petitioners who challenged the exam's validity, urged the court to put a hold on the counselling process for admissions to medical colleges based on NEET-UG scores. However, the Supreme Court declined this request and scheduled the next hearing for July 8th."Counselling can proceed as planned," the bench clarified. "We are not stopping it at this stage."

Source- TimesofIndia