Supreme Court Verdict on AIPMT 2015 Paper Leak Case Update: unwilling to re-conduct Examination

On may 26, the Supreme Court denied the proposal of conducting, the 2015-16 All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) examination, again due to the vast scale anomalies like leakage of answer keys. It directed the Haryana police to accelerate its investigation in finding out the beneficiaries. As a result of earlier expedites Haryana police found out the linchpin of the racket Roop Singh Dangi, which was not in the hand of the court yet. The police has started taking immediate actions following Supreme court’s orders for CBI investigation, meanwhile all the proceedings for the exam are being carried out timely by CBSE.

In its official statement earlier, CBSE denied answer key leak scenario even if the protests kept going throughout the country by students demanding re-exam. The complete notice can be read here.

AIPMT 2015 answer key leak case
CBSE notice for AIPMT answer key case

A vacation bench of Justices A.K Sikri and U. U Lalit declared that since the investigation is under progress, it can’t permit the re conduction of exam again. The vacation bench said “We are sitting with an open mind. We will decide it, so far as conducting re-examination is concerned, it is the last resort only,”. They said that if the exam will be re conducted than it will be chaotic and its better that the beneficiaries got caught, so that justification can be made for six lakh students.

General Maninder Singh the Additional Solicitor said that the investigation is a long term process and the bench should keep in mind the future of those six lakh students.

Jayant Bhushan Senior advocate suggested that police should also turn the phase of investigation towards electronic media with Bluetooth and whatsapp etc.

The exploring officer presented that the police has recognized the outlet from where 72 sim cards of three distinctive telecom administration suppliers were acquired by submitting archives of fake characters.

In states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana vast scale anomalies including spillage of answer keys during the current year’s AIMPT exam came in appearance, with the agents illuminating the court that the answer keys of 123 inquiries were transmitted through 75 cellular telephones. Finally the court declared that re conducting of exam will be the last resort. It asserted that the examination led on May 3 stood vitiated which recommend far reaching repercussion of the affirmed hole of answer keys.

“Issue suitable writ coordinating the respondent no 1 (CBSE) to forthwith re-direct the AIPMT examination 2015-16 to meet time plan as gave in the regulations on Graduate Medical Education, confined by the MCI under the Indian Medical Council Act,” the request said. It likewise said the “counsel;ing/admissions” assert vitiated examination will abuse Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution concerning bonafide applicants.

The petition showed his concern saying that the delay in re conduction will affect the future of the students at the same time it will led down the position of medical education in the country.

Read More- Expected cut off marks and analysis for AIPMT 2015.

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  • Question leakage, whether one or 123, signifies that unfairmeans or malpractices take place in this examination. On this basis, this examination must be re conducted in appropriate honest environment so that dishonest beneficiaries could not be taken advantage from the last examination and real students could be selected.

    • appreciate your sentiments, but what is the surety that reexam with more than 6 lakh students will be free from unfair means.

  • What’s the guarantee that re-exam will be fair considering that 6 lakh students are appearing. Catch hold of the culprits and eliminate them. If retest is to be conducted, then take the top rankers 10,000 approx and exams should be conducted in metro cities only. Definitely not in states which have their own history of unfair means and mass copying.. It will ensure natural justice

    • Vinit,
      I agree with you on some terms here. But the perspective is, re-examination will be big step when 6 lakh students are involved. It involves too much work, to conduct exam again and in most cases, it will not be beneficial for the ones who already had given their best.
      Protesters for re-exam are those who wish to get a second chance, who couldn’t perform well and fear their results. I do not resent the feelings of those who actually feel betrayed.

      • Yes, it will be very difficult to conduct the exam smoothly at a short notice for over six lakh students. It would be a good idea for cbse to conduct exam in 2 stages, for second stage, number of centres should be restricted, and number of candidates should be below 10 thousand. Also test centres should be in metro cities under tight surveillance. The cheats won’t even dare to participate.
        It would

        • Hello Vinit,
          Government is urging to re-conduct the examination, but Supreme court takes it as last resort and that too, if the police and CBI could produce enough evidence. Meanwhile, CBSE seems to be unaffected by any of the hiatus, results are awaited by 5th June and counselling will follow.
          Its hard to say where is any of this is leading. Lets wait and watch.
          Thanks for dropping by.

        • law of the land should catch up fast. They have the mobile numbers (even though fake IDs were used for obtaining these sim cards) to whom calls were made by the gang members. these calls can be traced to exam centre and they can tally the omr of students with the answer keys circulated by cheats. where there is a will, there is a way. catch them fast.

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