Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on petitions seeking cancellation of the Aipmt exam and demanding re-examination due to the alleged irregularities in the exam conducted on May 3. Supreme Court, who is likely to pronounce order on Monday, has asked CBSE not to declare the All India Pre-Medical Test results till then.
During the hearing, the bench comprising justices R K Agarwal and Amitabha Roy said, “The examination stands vitiated even if one student is being benefited illegally.”
While around 6 lakh anxious students are eagerly waiting for announcement of Aipmt Result for the exam conducted on May 3, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for CBSE, has opposed the contentions seeking cancellation of the test for only ’44 students who have been found involved in taking benefits through unfair means’.
According to a report by The Indian Express, CBSE in an affidavit submitted to the apex court has stated that the police authorities can continue with the investigation process even after the declaration of AIPMT result and action can be taken accordingly even at a later stage since the deadline to finish admission procedure in medical colleges is of September 30.
While parents and students are demanding re-examination following the massive irregularities, CBSE has pointed out that re-examination would be very difficult as the board would require at least 120 days or 6 months for the arrangements. This delay would also have adverse effect on MBBS/BDS courses.
The Central Board of Secondary Education was suppose to declare the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) results on June 5.
CBSE Aipmt Exam Leak 2015: Here is what happened
* CBSE conducted AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) Exam 2015 on May 3, 2015 and there were reports
alleging paper leak, mass copying and several such instances of irregularities, especially in Haryana.
* On May 7, CBSE released a statement stating that there has been no leakage of the AIPMT question paper what so ever.
* The matter was dragged to the court. Supreme Court on May 18 issued notices to the centre government, Haryana government, CBSE and Medical Council of India demanding cancellation of Aipmt Exam 2015 on the grounds of massive irregularities.
* On May 21, Supreme Court directed Haryana Police to identify the beneficiaries of paper leak and said that if the police would be able to identify those who received the benefits of irregularities, there may not be a need to hold exam afresh.
* Following the orders, Haryana Police has got hold of a few mobile phone numbers and recorded conversations, the audio clips were first procured by a coaching institute teacher in Kota. The conversation purportedly involve some aspirants and the alleged touts, and showed the manner in which deals were being struck for getting a rank in the examination.
* Later in May, Haryana Police said that as many as 72 telephone numbers were obtained on fake identity proofs.
* These phones were used to make 358 calls to different parts of the country. Bluetooth as well as WhatsApp were used to provide answer keys to the candidates. The police also already arrested a Rohtak resident for helping the gang involved in the case but has been unable to trace the mastermind behind the AIPMT exam leak case, Roop Singh Dangi. However, the police has arrested six of his accomplices.
* On June 3, Supreme Court asked the CBSE not to declare results of the All India Pre-Medical Test till June 10.
* On June 8, SC extended the stay on declaration of CBSE’s AIPMT result till June 12.
* One June 12, SC announced that it will deliver its verdict on AIPMT re-test on Monday i.e. June 15, 2015.
AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Entrance Test) is an entrance exam, which is being conducted for the 15% merit positions in the medical/dental colleges of India.