CBSE has published the NEET Official Answer Key in online mode on June 15. Candidates who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 can check the Official Answer Key of NEET to cross-check their answers and estimate their marks before the NEET 2017 Results are declared. Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body of NEET 2017, had released the OMR Answer Sheets of candidates from June 13 to June 14.
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The Answer Keys of NEET 2017 have been released code-wise. There are a total of 21 codes released by the CBSE in the form of a single PDF document. The entire document has been made available for download on this page.
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Candidates must note that the official answer key of NEET currently made available is only provisional in nature and the final official answer key will be issued after all the challenges have been filed by June 16 and verified by the CBSE.
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 a stay order on NEET Results passed by the Madras High Court on May 24. Following a Supreme Court order passed on June 12 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, a new schedule was prepared by the CBSE and announced through an official notification released on the same day as the SC verdict.
Candidates will be able to challenge the NEET 2017 Answer Key by logging into their registered account until the evening (5 pm) of June 16. Candidates must note that similar to the display of NEET OMR Answer Sheet 2017, the NEET Answer Key and challenging process will also take place only over a duration of 2 days, and not for 3 days as was mentioned in the NEET information brochure.
Download NEET Official Answer Key
Candidates who wish to download the Official NEET 2017 Answer Key code-wise:
To download the official Answer Key of NEET 2017 for various codes, 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.
Now that the NEET 2017 Answer Key has been released, candidates will be able to 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.
To challenge the NEET 2017 Official Answer Key, candidates will have to enter their login credentials in the official NEET window.
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 final Official NEET Answer Key will be released once the CBSE has taken all challenges into account. This is expected by June 17 or June 18 and the result will subsequently be released after this and before June 26.
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