On Monday 15 June Supreme Court cancelled AIPMT results following a month-long investigation into allegations of large-scale irregularities, including leakage of answer keys, by Haryana police.
According to reports submitted by the Rohtak Police before the apex court, several candidates availed the benefit of the leaked answer keys electronically. As of now, the police have zeroed in on 44 candidates who allegedly used electronic devices, including mobile phones, to answer the questions in the examination. It has also recovered many mobile numbers and many other things.Many people have been arrested in this regard also
It is estimated that more than 600,000 students sat for the examination on May 3. Clearing the AIPMT opens the doors to 15% of seats in government medical colleges across the country, except in Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which opted out of the quota
The bench said that although the re-conduct of the examination would consume time and cause inconvenience but to maintain the “impeccable and irrefutable” credibility of examination “this is the price, the stakeholders would have to suffer”.
“We are not unaware that in holding the present examination as well as in participating in the exercise, all genuinely concerned have put in tireless efforts. All these however have been rendered futile by a handful of elements seeking to reap undue financial gain by subjecting the process to their evil manoeuvres.
“We have thus no hesitation to order that the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Test stands cancelled. CBSE would now have to hold a fresh examination at the earliest… We direct the Board, in the attendant of facts and circumstances to hold the examination within a period of four weeks from today,” the bench said.
Student have mixed feeling on the judgement. Many feels that I am quite certain that many candidates might have benefitted by resorting to cheating. And it would be difficult for the law to identify every single one of them. It would be a loss to all those who gave the exam after studying for it very hard.
Some are tense as they have study exam and again prepare for all the things
Some says they will get chance to improve upon the previous one.Some feels it will delay the conselling and create confusion
The exam results, which were to be declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on June 5, have been at the centre of controversy since the irregularities were discovered.
On the last hearing, the apex court had come on heavily on CBSE, questioning the education body on its security measures to prevent such practices.
“You (CBSE) are an institution conducting the exam. Why did you not take precautions? This modus operandi was followed last year also. You must have been aware,” the bench had said while reserving its order for June 15.