Supreme Court orders re-test of AIMPT 2015 following leaking of exam paper in May 2015.
It is a dark day for medical students in India. Ever since the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the result date for AIPMT 2015, it has been at the center of controversy.
After various discussions, the Supreme Court of India has directed that the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT 2015) exam for admission to major medical colleges in India be conducted again for leakage and cheating when AIPMT was held on May 3, 2015. (Read the latest news on AIPMT 2015)
This decision was taken following Tanvi Sarwal’s plea seeking cancellation of the AIPMT 2015 examination in view of irregularities in conducting examination. It had even asked the Haryana Police to identify all beneficiaries involved in this leakage. It was alleged that answer keys made available through cell phones, blue tooth and other electronic devices. Appearing for Haryana, Additional Advocate General Ajay Bansal said the police had identified 44 confirmed beneficiaries who had appeared for AIPMT in various states and the probe was continuing.
The petitioners pleaded that the modus operandi of the gang was meant for mass sale of the answer keys to a large number of candidates. The gang had hired “master solvers” to crack the paper and then transmitted the answers through several cell phones.
Leading SC’s judgment was Justice RK Agrawal and Justice Amitava Roy, who had reserved its order on 12th June 2015. During the last hearing, the Vacation bench told CBSE, “Your system has failed; you have been outwitted and outmaneuvered by cheaters using electronic devices in exam hall.”
Reacting to this verdict of re-test of AIPMT 2015, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar representing the CBSE’s argument was:
- That this process would take several months, as AIPMT is conducted in 1,050 centres in 53 cities
- The academic session would suffer
- There is no guarantee that the re-test would be without malpractices
More than 6 Lakh students appeared for AIPMT 2015 entrance exam, based on which about 2,000 students will get admission to various medical colleges across the nation. Conducting the 2015 AIPMT re-test within the stipulated time is mammoth challenge for CBSE now. It is not just CBSE who is under pressure at present.
Are 4 weeks enough for you students to prepare for a fresh AIPMT test?