49,195 students will appear for AIPMT retest in Jaipur
Acting on the Supreme Court’s order to make foolproof arrangements for the AIPMT re-test, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the medical entrance test in the state capital is conducted glitch-free on Saturday.
A total of 49,195 students will appear for the re-test in the capital city at 66 nodal centres on Saturday.
Talking to Hindustan Times on Friday, India International School, Jaipur director Ashok Gupta, the city controller for AIPMT, said: “This time we have ensured that the students will be frisked with metal detectors rather than just hand frisking.”
Students will not be allowed to carry any electronic equipment, including mobile phones, digital watches, calculators, log table calculators etc inside the exam centre, he said. The top court had scrapped the AIPMT examination on May 3 because of a question paper leak. The answer sheet was reportedly circulated with the help of electronic devices during the exam.
“We will also be barring students from carrying geometry box, pencil box, handbags etc. Students will not be allowed to even carry pens in the examination center as we’ll provide it to them for free once they are properly frisked. Basically we will be prohibiting everything and anything that can be used for communication with the outside world during the retest,” said Gupta.
The CBSE also has issued a dress code for the students. Candidates have been directed not to wear shoes in the examination centre. “Students are advised to come in chappals or sandals. For boys, only half-sleeve t-shirt or shirt is allowed and girls will not be allowed to wear any scarf, duppatta or any other cloth which can be used for unfair means,” he said.
Meanwhile, CBSE officials met the city controller for AIPMT on Friday to discuss the security arrangements in place at all the nodal centres across Jaipur where the retest will be held on Saturday. The apex court, on June 15, had canceled AIPMT and ordered a fresh test saying that it has become a “suspect” and there “cannot be any compromise at any cost.”