The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday extended the stay on declaration of results of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) till June 12.
On June 3, the SC had directed the CBSE to not declare the AIPMT results till June 10, observing that there were allegations of irregularities in the examination. The board was to declare the results on June 5.
The SC also gave the Haryana police a week to find the real beneficiaries of the illegal practices followed in the May 3 exam. The court wants these students to be identified so they can be eliminated when the results are declared.
Over 6 lakh students appeared for the AIPMT exam this year, that was marred by large-scale cheating. It was alleged that those who cheated concealed their phones, Bluetooth devices and SIM cards, which had the answer key, in their undergarments. Large-scale irregularities, including leakage of answer keys, had come to the light earlier, with the investigators informing the court that the answer keys of 123 questions were transmitted through 75 mobile phones in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana.
The SC is hearing a batch of petitions seeking a re-examination. During a hearing earlier, the top court had said it would not prefer a re-examination if the beneficiaries were identified.