Ahead of the online allotment of MBBS and BDS seats in NEET counselling on July 21, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, has issued an advisory to colleges to ensure that result marksheets that candidates submit are checked against the original document available on the CBSE website.

The move comes after the varsity detected three fake forged marksheets submitted to it with marks inflated on Tuesday. The varsity has uploaded the merit list and students who had forged the NEET were foolhardy enough to approach the varsity claiming that the merit list had mistakes, a senior official with the varsity said.

“A female candidate who scored 477 marks in NEET approached us on Tuesday with a forged marksheet that recorded her marks at 577. She created a scene in the admission office, claiming that the merit list was wrong. On verification, the marksheet was found to be fabricated. When confronted, she fled. Students must refrain from such tricks,” the official added. Two similar cases were also reported on Tuesday.

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Now, the BFUHS has issued strict instructions to colleges to verify the NEET-2017 marks of candidates and not rely on the hand out results submitted by the students.

“NEET-2017 marks of the candidates should be verified by original login on computer from the website cbse.neet.nic.in. This should be minutely matched and verified with the result card of the exam that candidates submit,” the university’s note adds.

BFUHS V-C Dr Raj Bahadur said, “Before allotting a seat, the eligibility of each candidate shall be verified. In case, somebody submits a forged certificate, he/she will be in trouble as the documents will be again verified. We will report the cases to the police and seek the registration of a FIR.”

Meanwhile, of 9,200 students who applied for admission, 3,000 had submitted their online preferences of colleges till Tuesday.

Officials said students should consider the seats matrix uploaded at the website of the university as that will help them to decide their preference of college.