NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India has cancelled the All India Pre-Medical Test and ordered for a re-exam due to the alleged leakage of the paper. The apex court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), to conduct fresh elections with in four weeks of time frame.
A Bench comprising Justice RK Agarwal and Justice Amitava Roy said in its judgement that, it has enough evidence of the exam paper being leaked. Hence, the Court with held the exam being void and ordered for a fresh exam with in four weeks.
The Court has taken the decision after a clutch of petitions from the students and others, demanding the re-examination of the AIPMT reached the court. The petitioners alleged that the integrity of the exam was lacking and hence, requested the apex body for a re-exam.
Earlier, the CBSE board said in its counter opposing the re-examination that 6.3 lakh students cannot be made to write the exam again when only 44 students were found guilty. However, the court struck down the CBSE’s plea saying that the integrity of the exam is lost even if one student gets the benefit through illegal means.
The Haryana police have caught 44 students who have allegedly got the benefit of the paper leak. The Police suspect that the number could increase upto 700, the NDTV reports.
The All India-Pre Medical Test is conducted every year, by the Central Board of Secondary Education to facilitate the admissions into Medical Under graduate courses in India.