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2 docs move court against Aiims results

delhi Updated: May 19, 2011 00:27 IST
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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims) declared on Wednesday the results for 15 of its 19 super specialty courses entrance examination, despite some applicants asking for a fresh test.

Nearly 150 of Aiims' own candidates, who were among the 1,800 applicants appearing for the online entrance of Doctor of Medicine and Master of Chirurgical courses on Sunday, had alleged unfair means were used during the exam.

Due to a server crash at one of the examination centres, 400 candidates could not even appear for the test.

"Those who took the exam had access to the internet; people were carrying pen-drives and books along. They should have cancelled the exam and given a new date for everyone," alleged a candidate, who did not wish to be named.

Two of the students, who incidentally cleared the test, even moved court on Wednesday to seek stay on the declaration of result.

The hospital authorities, however, declared the result as scheduled.

"We looked into the issue in great detail and realised there's no possibility of any unfair means adopted during the examination. Aiims categorically denies the use of any unfair means," said Dr YK Gupta, the institute's spokesperson.

"Those who cleared, cleared on merit. For those who couldn't take the exam, we'll give out a new date in a day or two," Gupta added.

According to an official from the examination cell of the hospital, the technology used was much-advanced and all candidates had individual computers, which would have automatically shut down after 90 minutes.

"You don't get time to go through any book or ‘google' things even if you could," said the official.