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.”