Students, CBSE try to make sense of SC order on AIPMT exams
After the Supreme Court (SC) cancelled the All India Pre Medical and Pre Dental Tests (AIPMT), all eyes are now on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the nodal agency that conducts these tests.education Updated: Jun 16, 2015 16:54 IST
After the Supreme Court (SC) cancelled the All India Pre Medical and Pre Dental Tests (AIPMT) and ordered conducting the exams again, all eyes are now on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the nodal agency that conducts these tests. On Monday, officials at the CBSE were tight-lipped about the SC order.
The SC has ordered a fresh test within four weeks of its judgement.
Earlier in the day, the CBSE’s public relations officer, Rama Sharma said, “We at the board are deliberating and discussing. Official stand would soon be made clear.”
However, a senior CBSE official said that the board is in the process of finalising the date and venues for conducting fresh entrance tests and that an announcement will be made soon.
The CBSE is also likely to issue fresh admit cards to nearly 6.3 lakh students who had appeared for AIPMT.
“Students will not be required to apply for the entrance test again. The CBSE is likely to issue fresh admit cards to all the students. We need to first finalise the date and exam venues for conducting the fresh entrance exam. All this is being discussed and a final decision will be taken by the board in two or three days,” KK Chaudhary, controller of examination and OSD for AIPMT, said.
AIPMT was held on 3 May and the CBSE was to declare the results on June 5. But many students challenged it in the court asking for a retest as there was a case of cheating involved in which few people were arrested.
The annual, all-India test decided the future of more than 6,00,000 students.
Clearing the AIPMT opens the doors to 15% of seats in government medical colleges across the country, except in Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.