After the Supreme Court asked the CBSE to re-conduct the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) exams, the Central Board of Secondary Examination today announced that the examinations will be re-conducted on July 25, 2015.
SC scrapped out the AIPMT 2015 on the allegations of molestation at large scale and has ordered the Board to re-conduct the test within four weeks time. Earlier the CBSE denied the charges of malpractice, but later stepped down and arranged a fresh schedule.
CBSE, had earlier said, “6.3 Lakhs students cannot be made to take the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefit through unfair means."
After hearing the petitions from both sides on the leak of question paper and circulation of answer keys through electronic devices at different examination centres across 10 states, the vacation bench of Justices RK Agrawal and Amitava Roy from the top court has suggested the Central Board to re-conduct the examinations.
The Supreme Court’s verdict forces all 6.3 Lakhs medical aspiring students to retake the test in order to get admission in colleges. The CBSE, which had conducted the exam on May 3, had opposed the plea for re-conduct of the test, saying that it would involve a mammoth exercise spread over a long period.
Earlier, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar had said that for the examination conducted this year on May 3, the preparations were started in October last year, noting this shows the magnitude of efforts that goes into the conduct of the examination and which will have to be re-done if court orders a re-conduct.
The court had earlier restrained the CBSE from declaring the 2015 exam result that was originally scheduled to be announced June 5.
On Thursday CBSE made a petition to the SC that it was impossible to conduct the re-examinations within four weeks, as the board (CBSE) was overburdened with work of conducting seven exams simultaneously and it needed at least three months time to conduct the exam afresh.
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to extend time for CBSE to conduct All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). It has also directed the CBSE to announce the results by August 16, 2015.