In a fresh decision on the appeal filed by CBSE, the Supreme Court extended the dates for the conduct of AIPMT re-test, now the Court has granted an additional month to CBSE for the re-test. CBSE has been directed to conduct the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test and announce the results by 17 August.
While listening the petition filed by few AIPMT candidates over the allegations of paper leakage, the Supreme Court on 15 June thrashed the exam held on 3 May and ordered CBSE to conduct the re-test within four weeks duration. However CBSE expressed its inability to conduct a national level test in such short time. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi represented the case on the behalf of CBSE asking for a minimum three months time to conduct the exam. CBSE organized a meeting soon after the decision came on Monday and decided to file an appeal in the apex court requesting more time to complete the examination process.
Rohatgi also said that the re-test would be conducted at around 1000 centres and there is a shortage of staff as the vacations are on. The board also needs time to prepare the question papers again.
The vacation bench of Justice R K Agrawal and Justice A M Sapre issued the order for cancelling the AIPMT 2015 exam, the inquiry was done by Haryana Police in which a total of 44 candidates were found guilty. The Supreme Court has asked all the concerned institutions to assist CBSE for the re-test.
Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for Medical Council of India (MCI), which conducts AIPMT counselling, and urged CBSE to short its time period and hold the exam within the period decided by the court. He added, “We are not in adversarial litigation. We are only concerned with future of the students. If the deadline is not maintained, only state quota seats would be filled. Thus there will be two parallel batches for the same course which will affect future post-graduate admissions and ultimately students will suffer.”
The detailed schedule would be displayed soon by the Board.