Following the CBSE’s plea for three more months to conduct the cancelled AIPMT 2015 entrance exam, the Supreme Court on Friday gave two months time to the Board to conduct the exam, on or before August 16, 2015.
After reports of question paper leak and sending answer keys by electronic means via smartphones hidden in garments, the apex court cracked the whip on the Central Board of Secondary Education that conducts the AIPMT every year, besides the prestigious JEE Mains and Advanced.
Initially, the Supreme Court directed the CBSE to conduct the re-exam within a month but relented when the board expressed its inability and sought 3 months time. On Friday, the court rejected the board plea and gave it two months time to re-conduct the prestigious AIPMT exam that screens future aspirants who would become doctors.
The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses for the year 2015-16 will now be held on August 16 or before as per the new directive and all the candidates will be asked to re-appear for the exam soon. The Supreme Court vacation bench headed by Justice R.K. Agrawal, cancelled the AIPMT examination held on May 3.
The CBSE faced similar complaints when its 2014 Class 12 physics paper was leaked online a day before the exam but the exam was not cancelled as the board pleaded that not many were aware of it or in knowledge of it.