3 Bengal candidates secure ranks in NEET
Kolkata: Three candidates from Bengal have managed to secure ranks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) the result of which was published on Wednesday afternoon. However, many candidates, failed to check their result due to a server failure till late on Wednesday evening resulting in confusion among the medical aspirants.
The candidates have raised questions on how such technical problems occur in a high profile exam like NEET where lakhs of candidates from across the country take part. NEET is a national level medical entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Hemant Khandelia from Bengal has ranked 11 in the merit list with 691 marks out of 720 while M.H Sayan Shah has got a rank of 44 with 685 marks. Diprasom Das has managed to secure a rank of 46 with 685 marks. All of them are male candidates belonging to unreserved category.
Among other states Delhi has bagged 9 candidates who have secured their ranks below 50 in the merit list. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have 6 candidates having found ranks below 50.
In case of Bengal the number stands at three.
Many candidates from the city who hooked on the NTA portal on Wednesday afternoon failed to pull out their results as the server was down. Dr A.K Maity, an expert in the field of medical education in the country said that the NTA which has been assigned to carry out the NEET must come up with a full proof system so that the students are not inconvenienced.
Dr Maity said that there were some issues with the NEET question paper. He said that there were some set of questions which had multiple correct answers on the OMR sheets as a result of which many students preferred not to attempt the questions. In a highly competitive examination like NEET, even a fraction of marks can put a candidate far behind in the merit list.