NewDelhi/Nagpur: The Supreme Court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015, asking the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct fresh examination within four months time.
The AIPMT results, originally slated to be declared on June 5, were stayed following allegations of malpractice in the examination with as many as 700 students receiving answer keys through mobile phones. The fate of at least 6.3 lakh MBBS aspirants has been hanging in balance because of the delay in the declaration of result.
Earlier, the vacation bench had asked Haryana Police to file a fresh report indicating the number of beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the pre-medical examination. It had also asked police to identify as many candidates as possible who had been benefited from the alleged leak.
The vacation bench of the apex court had said that it would decide whether to re-conduct the examination after receiving the status report from the police.
The counsel for Haryana Police had told the court that so far 12 persons have been arrested in the case and 25 students have been identified as beneficiaries of the alleged racket. One of the police officers had told the bench that there are two students among the arrested persons and students of at least ten states were involved in it.
The police, however, had expressed its inability in getting the exact details of beneficiaries on the ground that SIM cards, used in passing on question papers and the answer keys, were procured by using fake and forged ID cards.
Large-scale irregularities including leakage of answer keys for the AIMPT exam 2015 came to the light on the exam day, with the investigators informing the court that the answer keys of 123 questions were transmitted through 75 mobile phones in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana.
The court had issued notices to the Centre, CBSE, Medical Council of India and Haryana on the pleas seeking re-conduct of the AIPMT on grounds of alleged large-scale irregularities.