CHENNAI: The Madras High Court ordered the National Testing Agency (NTA) to show the original OMR answer sheet of the NEET exam to a Nilgiris-based girl student.
The girl filed the petition alleging that the copies of answer sheets released by the NTA have two different marks.
Justice R Suresh Kumar passed the orders on disposing of the petition filed by A Chrisma Victoria.
According to the petitioner, she had written the test in July. On July 31, the NTA first released the answer of the petitioner saying that she had scored 176 marks out of 700. Subsequently, when releasing the marks in September, the petitioner came to know that she scored merely 65 marks.
Therefore, she sent representation to the NTA twice to see her original OMR answer sheet. As there were no responses from the NTA she filed the petition.
The advocate for the petitioner submitted that though the OMR marks statement has been uploaded by the NTA on September 7, 2022, itself, the grievance of the petitioner was that she wanted to verify or see or peruse the original OMR answer sheet so as to satisfy herself whether the answers given by the petitioner have been properly evaluated and marks are given.
NTA’s standing counsel informed the judge that if the petitioner is willing to come down to its head office in Noida, they are ready to show the original answer sheet.
Therefore, the judge passed orders to the NTA to serve the original OMR answer sheet of the petitioner as she is willing to visit the NTA office.