All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) aspirants in the tricity are anxious over their fate since rumours of a leak in the entrance exam started doing rounds.
Two days after the paper was conducted nationwide on May 3, Haryana police nabbed four people, including two dentists and an MBBS student from Rohtak for allegedly passing on answer keys to students using vests with SIM card units and bluetooth-enabled earpieces during the test.
Though the leak is yet to be confirmed by the CBSE officials as well investigating body, candidates in the tricity are already feeling traumatised and want the paper to be rescheduled and re-conducted.
Candidates from the tricity shared mails with Hindustan Times and expressed their disappointment and fear of being at the receiving end of the ordeal.
Eishu Verma, an AIPMT candidate said, "AIPMT exam leak has left me in a completely shocked state. Even a single question could affect the fate of a student and here 90 questions are suspected to be leaked which are enough to qualify for this exam for the alleged defaulters. CBSE should immediately reschedule the exam in order to be fair to all."
Some candidates are even blaming CBSE for the mismanagement and humiliation which has left students in a dilemma.
Rohit Bhan, another AIPMT aspirant said that the national body (CBSE) is expected to work with greater efficiency but has failed completely to restrict the damage. "A lot of humiliation was suffered by many students on the day of exam due to mismanagement by CBSE officials here in tricity as officials did not adhere to their own guidelines and now this leak is giving me sleepless nights. The paper should be conducted againm" he said.
Poonam, who also appeared for the test on Sunday said, "I have heard that 90-100 answer keys have already been leaked. Each answer is important and here it is a matter of 90-100 questions. It is not just an exam, our future is dependent on it and thus CBSE should re-conduct it."
An official from CBSE regional office in Panchkula claimed that the things are being analysed by the PMT body in Delhi. "We have not received any guidelines from the Delhi office and they are doing their job. Moreover, the leak is yet to be confirmed and the action will be taken accordingly," said the official.