OMR sheet doctored, alleges Coimbatore medical aspirant

 Having left with no other option, he said he has written to the NTA seeking its intervention into the grievance.

Published: 18th October 2020 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2020 02:59 AM   |  A+A-


For representational purposes

By Express News Service

COIMBATORE: A medical aspirant who appeared for NEET (UG) exam on September 13 alleged that his Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet was doctored. KS Manoj, from Karumathampatti in Coimbatore, told TNIE that he downloaded his answer sheet twice – on October 15 and October 17 (Saturday) – from National Testing Agency (NTA) website and found disparities in the answers marked.

“On October 15, I downloaded my OMR sheet and compared the answers with that of the key. Based on the calculation, I was supposed to get 594 marks out of 720,” Manoj said. However, he said he was shocked when NTA announced the results on Friday. “I got just 248 marks. I downloaded the OMR sheet again on October 17 (Saturday).

This time I got an OMR sheet with my roll number, but different answer markings,” Manoj said, adding that he did not get any response despite calling the NEET help desk many times. Having left with no other option, he said he has written to the NTA seeking its intervention into the grievance.

“I have lodged a complaint with the NTA through an e-mail, attaching both the OMR sheets downloaded from the NTA website. But, I did not receive any reply until Saturday night. I request the Central government to take up my complaint,” said Manoj, who completed his Class XII with 400 marks from a private CBSE school in the city.

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