Indore: The ‘Medical Mafia’ seems to have got hold of the data on lakhs of students who have qualified the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted for admissions to medical courses in the country. The qualified students are getting SMSs, telephone calls and e-mails offering admissions. Even those who have ended up with low rankings are getting offers for admissions in return for Rs 50-70 lakhs.
A Bhaskar probe revealed that many websites are selling the NEET 2017 and 2018 data. The details of students from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, who have qualified the test, is available on these websites. This has put the CBSE – which conducted the test – and the Medical Education Departments of different states, to which the data is sent, in the dock.
Data on around 10 lakh students is available on these websites. It may be mentioned here that around 10 lakh students had written NEET this year, of which around five lakhs cleared it.
OTP for sample
The data thieves are playing their game very astutely. An OTP is sent on the mobile for obtaining a sample data on three students. One such website, neetdata.com, has uploaded state-wise list of qualified students. When the database on any state is opened, the roll numbers of qualified candidates are displayed, with the last three digits hidden. The last three digits are provided on request and after payment. Then, the middlemen come forward, offering admissions.
These websites provide complete details of the qualified students including names, mobile numbers, roll number, email Ids, their rank and the marks obtained by them.
Some websites selling NEET data
(Report: Sunil Singh Baghel)