Scores of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) aspirants continued to be anxious about their exam results on Friday as the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the petitions seeking a re-conduct of the test.
The pleas had been filed after the Haryana Police allegedly caught some people cheating during the test and an incident of the examination paper being leaked was reported in Rohtak (Haryana).
The AIPMT is conducted for admissions to 3,012 medical seats in the country.
With the court extending the stay on the declaration of the exam results till June 15, AIMPT aspirants are uncertain about their higher studies.
Chairman and managing director of Career Point Institute of Kota, Pramod Maheshwari, said the delay in the declaration of the results was not in favour of the AIPMT aspirants as they were confused as to whether the AIPMT would be held again or the results would be declared.
"The final decision on the AIPMT results of the re-test or the result declaration (for the previous test) should be taken soon as it is stressing out AIPMT aspirants unnecessarily," he said.
An AIPMT aspirant in Kota, Khushi Tiwari, said the students were not able to focus on their studies as they were apprehensive about the fate of the AIPMT.
"AIPMT aspirants are in a dilemma as to whether should start preparing for the re-test or if there is still hope for the AIPMT 2015 results,” she said.
Another AIPMT aspirant Virendra Kumar said if the AIPMT was conducted again, students would not get much time to prepare for the exams.
Murari Lal Swami, another aspirant, said if the exam was conducted again, then the hard work put in by the students would go down the drain and they would have to prepare for the test again.
Dr Mohammad Salim, faculty at Career Point Institute, Kota, said the delay would create problems for AIPMT aspirants who would not clear the test.
"Such unsuccessful AIPMT aspirants would also miss out on the PMT counselling conducted in other states if the results are further delayed,” he said.
An AIMPT aspirant from Bihar, Sanjeev Shukla, said the exam should be conducted again if there were irregularities, as it would be difficult to identify all the 'beneficiaries' of the examination.