A CBI probe has revealed that the annual entrance exam for admission to bachelor medical and dental courses, conducted by Delhi University (DU) in May last year, was rigged to benefit many undeserving candidates for a hefty price.
“The probe has shown that the question papers for the DUMET exam, conducted on May 22 last year, were leaked before hand by a network, comprising the main accused and the middlemen,” said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) source.
The source added, “Besides, the accused had simultaneously provided the answer keys to the questions to candidates who had paid them.”
CBI has registered a case to probe the manipulation of DUMET. After cracking DUMET, candidates get admitted to MBBS (bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery) and BDS (bachelor of dental surgery) courses in DU’s Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and Maulana Azad Medical College.
Investigations revealed that the accused persons, including the middlemen, had rigged the exam for candidates who had paid them a handsome amount, said the source. “Each candidate enlisted by the racketeers had paid around Rs 20 lakh to get the question papers and answer keys,” said the source.
“The role of middlemen and candidates, who benefited from rigging the examination, is being examined by the CBI,” said the source. In the agency’s scanner are a few private medical coaching institutes, individuals associated with the conduct of the test and manufacturing and scanning of the OMR sheets.