The OMR sheet for NEET 2016 phase 1 and 2 has been released and the official answer keys will be displayed on August 7 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The medical aspirants can now check their respective OMR sheets from the official site www.aipmt.nic.in.
CBSE had conducted the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) on May 1, which was then referred to be as NEET Phase 1 or NEET-1 as per the Supreme Court’s order of conducting a single common entrance across the country for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses offered at all medical/dental institutions. Around 6.5 lakh candidates had taken the NEET 1 and to meet the demands of the aspirants, the apex court directed the authorities to organise the second phase of the test in July so as to give some time to the aspirants for preparation. The Second phase of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-2) was then conducted on July 24 in which around 4.7 lakh aspirants participated. Since the apex court had offered the candidates of NEET-1 to appear for the second phase test, over 3 lakh NEET-1 candidates had registered for the NEET-2. With the total number of candidates reaching around 7.5 lakh, the CBSE is keeping up with its earlier notified schedule and has released the NEET OMR Sheet for all the candidates on August 4.
To check the NEET OMR sheet, the candidates are required to login into the official site using their respective registration number and password which they had used at the time of registering for the test. The Board has also opened the OMR Challenge option in the login panel so that the candidates if they find any discrepancy, can intimate the Board. The OMR challenge option will be open till 5 PM, August 6, 2016. If a candidate wishes to challenge the grading of their OMR sheet, he/she will have to pay a fee of Rs 1000 per response challenged.
On one hand, the medical aspirants are furious over alleged leakage of NEET 2 question paper reported in Uttarakhand and one aspirant has even filed a petition in the Supreme Court to scrap the test and direct the authorities to re-conduct the test in a fair manner. While, on the other hand, the CBSE has refuted the claims of any paper leakage and is not paying any heed towards the issue. The release of the NEET OMR sheets can be assumed as a step in this process.
The answer keys of NEET (both phase 1 & 2) will be released on the official site on August 7, while the results are expected to be announced on August 17.