The CBSE has released the NEET OMR Answer Sheets from June 13 and will release the Official NEET Answer Key from June 15. The new dates were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) through an official notification released on June 12. The notification came following the Supreme Court order passed on the same day which overturned the stay order on NEET 2017 Results passed by the Madras High Court and allowed the CBSE to proceed with the results declaration before June 26.
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Both the Official NEET 2017 Answer Key and NEET OMR Answer Sheets were expected to be released by May end, followed by release of NEET Result 2017 on June 8. Both of these were delayed following the stay order passed by the Madras High Court on May 24. Following the Supreme Court order however, a new schedule has been prepared by the CBSE. Candidates will now be able to download the images of their OMR Answer Sheets as released by the CBSE on June 13 and will be able to challenge the same until the evening (5 pm) of June 14. Also, the NEET 2017 Official Answer Key will be made available on the official CBSE site from June 15 until the evening of June 16. Candidates must note that the display of NEET answer sheets and downloading of NEET answer keys can only be done for a duration of 2 days, and not for 3 days as was mentioned in the NEET information brochure.
Candidates can see the official CBSE notification released on June 12 with regard to the NEET Answer Key and OMR Answer Sheet in the below given window:
To check their OMR Sheet and Answer Key, candidates will have to login to their official NEET account and enter their User ID and Password. The Answer Keys of NEET 2017 will be released code-wise. Candidates can see below the links to access their code-wise NEET Official Answer Key and OMR Answer sheets.
Download NEET Official Answer Key and OMR Answer Sheet
Candidates who wish to download the Official NEET 2017 Answer Key code-wise and see their OMR Answer Sheet can visit the below links:
To download the OMR Answer Sheet - Click Here
Challenge NEET Official Answer Key 2017
As per the CBSE, candidates having any complaints with regard to discrepancies in the NEET 2017 Answer Key and wishing to challenge the same can notify the CBSE in online mode by providing supporting documents and paying a fee of Rs. 1000 for every question they wish to challenge.
Candidates will be able to see the official Answer Key of NEET 2017 from June 15 and file their challenge until 5 pm on June 16. The CBSE Expert Committee will take into consideration only those challenges filed within this time period.
The recommendations made by the CBSE Expert Committee pertaining to the Answer Key discrepancies will be final and cannot be further challenged.
Candidates whose complaints are found to be genuine will be refunded the full amount.
Steps to challenge NEET Official Answer Key 2017
1) Candidates can visit the official link given above and enter their login details.
2) They must then click on the ‘Key Challenge’ tab and select their answer booklet code.
3) The question to be challenged must be selected and confirmed with the ‘Submit’ button.
4) Candidates can select the answer and give their comments/justification on the same.
5) Clicking on the ‘Confirm’ tab and paying the requisite Rs. 1000 fee per question for challenging the answer key through Debit/Credit Card will conclude the process.
6) Download and save a copy of the payment confirmation slip that shows the answer key challenge.
The Supreme Court allowed the CBSE to proceed with declaration of NEET 2017 Results on or before June 26. The two week margin was given to allow the CBSE to first complete the OMR Answer Sheet and Answer Key release and verification formalities, which have now begun from June 13 as confirmed through the new notification. The decision overturned the Madras High Court’s stay order which had earlier prevented the CBSE from declaring the NEET results on the scheduled date of June 8. The stay order had been passed on May 24 with regard to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Question Paper languages controversy, in which several NEET 2017 candidates had complained that the question papers were different in different languages thereby making the whole selection process unfair. Petitioners had filed cases in the Madras, Gujarat and Calcutta High Courts against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), demanding that the exam be scrapped and held again.
The SC verdict now allows the CBSE to publish the NEET 2017 Results before June 26 and ensure that the NEET 2017 Counselling schedule is not delayed too much. The CBSE had been expected to release the NEET Answer Key by the end of May but had been unable to do so. The NEET 2017 results can now be expected between June 18 and June 26.
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