In a ruling that will eventually affect more than six lakh medical aspirants across India, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the CBSE to re-conduct the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015.
As per the SC order, CBSE will now require re-conducting the exam within four weeks. AIPMT 2015 has been marred with controversy ever since the news broke out about the leak of question paper and circulation of answer keys electronically at multiple exam centers in 10 different states.
The Apex court came down heavily on the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) when it opposed the cancellation of the AIPMT 2015, contending there was no guarantee that mass cheating will not be repeated. The Supreme Court set aside the AIPMT entrance exam results and directed CBSE to re-conduct the exam in 4 weeks time.The court said CBSE should have taken precautions to stop large-scale copying.
The counsel for Haryana Police had told the court that so far 12 persons have been arrested in the case and 25 students have been identified as beneficiaries of the alleged racket. One of the police officers had told the bench that there are two students among the arrested persons and students of at least ten states were involved in it.
The AIPMT results, originally slated to be declared on June 5.The fate of at least 6.3 lakh MBBS aspirants has been hanging in balance because of the delay in the declaration of result.