Can’t hold AIPMT in 4 weeks: CBSE plea in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court had on June 15 scrapped the AIPMT-2015 and had ordered re-conduct of the examination within four weeks.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 19, 2015 1:10 am
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The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the CBSE’s request to grant it more time for conducting re-examination for the 2015-16 All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). Calling it “impossible” to conduct the re-test within four weeks, the CBSE approached the court on Thursday, seeking extension of the deadline set by the apex court while scrapping the AIPMT in view of gross irregularities.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar mentioned the matter before a bench led by Justice R K Agrawal and sought an urgent hearing.

Kumar said it is impossible to re-conduct the exam within four weeks and that the CBSE would require at least three months to do so.

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The court had set this time frame in its judgment after rejecting the CBSE’s contention that scrapping the exam would disturb the entire academic itinerary and that it would need at least three months for a countrywide re-test.

The bench had on June 15 cancelled the AIPMT, stating the examination conducted on May 3 has become “suspect” after it was “vitiated to the core by use of deceitful means and measures to benefit” some candidates.

Directing the re-test, it held that “if such an examination is saved, merit would be a casualty generating a sense of frustration in the genuine students, with aversion to the concept of examination.”


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  1. K
    Jun 19, 2015 at 6:38 am
    You can use the cancelled AIPMT for screening. Conduct the retest of AIPMT for the candidates who got the MCI stited minimum of 50% marks in the first AIPMT. Number of candidates will come down to 50,000- 75,000. Conduct a scam free online examination within 4 weeks & announce the results within a week.
    1. D
      Dr.Rakesh Kumar
      Jun 19, 2015 at 7:44 am
      SC rethink on cancellation and ask police to find out the culprits by any mean , whatever time it takes. cancellation means now the mater diluted and the culprits free . if this results saved a pressure will be there to investigate and find the culprits,.