The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday said the material seized by the Uttarakhand Police from the persons involved in cheating were provided to the education board, adding that the same was matched by the board with the original question paper of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)-II and found that the seized material is entirely different from the original question paper of the entrance test.
It further said that this was an attempt made by some unscrupulous elements to cheat the candidates on false promises. “There are also media reports regarding attempts made for leakage of NEET-II question paper in Uttarakhand. Therefore, it is reiterated that news of attempt of leakage of question paper was false and far from facts,” it said in a statement.
The CBSE had successfully conducted the NEET 2 on 24 July across the nation including Srinagar. The Board reassured all the stakeholders that NEET 2 was conducted fairly across the country.
In a statement, CBSE, said the test was conducted at 739 centres in 56 cities. Strict vigil was maintained at all centres and no untoward incident was reported, it added.
“Total candidates registered for the examination were 4,75,785. As per preliminary reports received from across the country, more than 90 per cent candidates were present in the examination,” the statement said.
The NEET examination was also held peacefully in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and 93 per cent of registered candidates took the exam there, it added.
The combined result of NEET 1 and NEET 2 will be declared by August 17.