NEET PG and SS Examinations session is over and National Board of Examinations governing Body kicked out Ex Director Dr Bipin Batra and Prometric due to alleged irregularities. However, students who registered for NEET examinations on NBE website are receiving SMS from agents and agencies for admissions in Management quota seats.
Those students who registered for NEET examination from their alternate or relative’s phone number are getting such SMS on the alternate number only, this signifies a serious leak and lapse in the security of data of students. This leak can be from NBE, Prometric or MCC. But only NBE have the complete data as the data with MCC is only of those candidates who qualified and registered for counseling.
Some of the agents even called some candidates to confirm if they are joining the seat allotted through central counseling or leaving so that they can sell those seats to the lower ranks. If these seats and left vacant for a year, the private colleges will have no choice but to reduce the artificially inflated fee structure. But if these agents are left to pray the candidates like an unregulated Jungle then this appears to be a distant dream.
On talking to one such agent our team found out that it’s not very difficult to get the data from any of the examination body. Phone numbers of Registered candidates is not a vital information and many lower level staff also have hands on this data. Its procured by the combined efforts of Placement agencies and around 2-5 Lakh is paid as under table fees to the point of contact. Dr Prashant who is working for NEET reforms since many years informed us that its very difficult to prove the point of the leak until someone who receives the SMS made a complaint and Investigating agencies take it seriously. But till then this will happen every year