Elaborate security arrangement for AIPMT retest in Ajmer
The Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) has made elaborate security arrangements at two centres in Ajmer for re-holding the All India Pre-medical Test (AIPMT), which was cancelled by the Supreme Court after allegations of large-scale irregularities, on Saturday.
The AIPMT was earlier held on May 3 in which over 630,000 students wrote the test at 1,050 centres across India for over 3,800 medical seats.
"One senior official of the board along with four other staff members will remain at the centre from 7.30 till the dispatch of answer copies. The gates of the centre would be closed dot at 9.30am on the day and no one would be allowed to enter thereafter," said Kamal Pathak regional director, CBSE Ajmer Region.
"Police have ensured us that they will provide adequate security personals at the centre during exam hours," he added.
Pathak said students are advised to strictly adhere to the dress code prescribed by the board for examination as they would be allowed inside the hall only in the prescribed dress - light-coloured half sleeves shirt without any fancy badge or buttons, slippers (no shoes), and ornaments on their body.
"We have placed wall time pieces in each room so no student will come to center wearing watch or any other gadget for keeping time," Pathak said.
He said students are advised not to bring anything except the permission letter with duly affixed photograph and extra photo inside the examination hall.
"Each student would be frisked thoroughly during 9.30 to 9.45am and during that if any student, who is found with anything other than the permission letter and the extra photo, would be thrown out of examination," said Pathak.
At 9.45am question booklets would be issued, seal of booklet would be allowed to open at 9.55am and students can start answering at 10, informed Pathak.
The top court had scrapped the AIPMT examination because of a question paper leak and the answer sheet was circulated with the help of electronic devices during the exam on May 3.
It cancelled the test after investigators said answer keys of 123 questions were transmitted through 75 mobile phones in Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and several other states.