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May 2018 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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History repeats itself, and it brings only tragedy and no farce. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested four persons who promised NEET 2018 aspirants to secure admission in government and private colleges. CBI has charged them with criminal conspiracy and attempt to cheat in NEET 2018. On the exam day itself, NEET Director, Dr Sanyam Bharadwaj raised this issue and named four persons. As per various newspaper reports, their names are - Mohit Kumar aka Mohit Choudhary, Arti Tomar, Ashwini Tomar and Manoj Kumar Sikka. Last year, arrests were made in the states of Bihar, Rajasthan and Goa in connection to leakage of NEET question paper. They sold fake question papers to desperate medical students and obtaining a huge lump sum of money. CBSE conducted NEET on 6 May 2018 for admission to around 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats of various medical colleges. From this year NEET is also a compulsory exam for admission into BAMS, BHMS and BUMS.

Few newspaper reports say that Mohit Kumar is a resident of Khujra, was arrested with Manoj Kumar Sikka, a resident of Ludhiana. Ashwani Tomar runs a private agency named Akruti Education in West Patel Nagar, Delhi. Earlier, Tomar was arrested by the Telangana CID for leaking TS EAMCET question papers.

With so many guidelines for NEET 2018 exam day, updating addresses of exam centres at the last moment and strict frisking of students, controversy erupted again to sabotage CBSE’s reputation and future of medical aspirants. According to few media reports, in a few centres of West Bengal, candidates were not provided with the question paper of their language choice. Also, more than 3000 medical aspirants in Tamil Nadu had to travel to other states to appear for NEET 2018.

On 6 May 2018, NEET was held across 2255 examination centres. The test timing was from 10 am to 1 pm and was held in 11 different languages. There was a total of 180 MCQs based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). More than 13 lakh candidates appeared this year. For more details and updates regarding NEET 2018, keep visiting this page. The controversy may cause a delay in NEET Result.

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