The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Monday raised questions on the Central Board of Educations’ (CBSE) inability to come clear on the six allegedly erroneous questions in the biology section of the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) held on May 04. The HC issued a show cause notice to the CBSE chairman demanding a proper explanation on the errors in AIPMT.
In the wake of a petition filed by Dr. Arvind Goyal, a city resident, Justice Mahesh Grover directed the chairman to file his response before July 18.
The petitioner confirmed that on June 18, a division bench of the high court had ordered the CBSE to verify its stand on the questions within a week. The court issued the directive on the basis of a petition filed him. “But the authorities failed to take any decision till date”, it was submitted before the court.
It is worth noting that AIPMT was held on May 04 for MBBS and BDS admissions and the results were announced on June 07.
CBSE uploaded the answer key on its website on June 08 and also admitted to the fact that there were three incorrect questions in the exam. It was also decided that for each of the erroneous questions, the students would be given four bonus marks. Later, the Supreme Court issued directions to complete the first round of counselling before June 25.
The petitioner had moved the high court seeking time bound directions for re examination of the six incorrect questions in the test. He also asked the court to issue orders for granting grace marks for all the erroneous questions.
The petitioner also requested the high court to order the Board to publish a fresh merit list after taking the necessary steps.