NEET 2024: Perfect Scores, Missed Seats?

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NEET Results Spark Controversy: Many High-Scoring Students Miss Out on Medical Seats

This year’s National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results have caused disappointment for many deserving students in Telangana and across India. Despite strong performances, some hardworking students are unable to secure coveted government medical college seats.

The issue stems from the National Testing Agency’s (NTA) decision to award grace marks in NEET-2024. This unexpected move resulted in a surge of perfect scores (720 out of 720), leading to extremely high cut-offs.

Previously, a score of 630-640 would guarantee a rank within the top 14,000 nationally, practically ensuring a government MBBS seat. This year, however, students with similar scores find themselves ranked well above 40,000, dashing their hopes.

The lack of transparency surrounding the grace marks is another point of contention. The NTA offered no explanation for how or why these marks were awarded, raising questions about the fairness of the process.

Experts point out that with only 46 general category seats available at the prestigious AIIMS Delhi, 21 students who scored a perfect 720 will miss out on admission.

This situation has left many students feeling discouraged and questioning the system.

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