CBSE seeks 3 months to conduct fresh All India Pre Medical Test examinations

A vacation Bench of Justices RK Agrawal & Sapre agreed to hear the application on Friday

New Delhi: Within three days of the Supreme Court cancelling the All India Pre Medical Test-2015 due to leaks and malpractices in the examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education filed an application on Thursday seeking three months time as against four weeks granted by the court.

A vacation Bench of Justices R.K. Agrawal and Sapre agreed to hear the application on Friday on a mention made by the solicitor general Ranjit Kumar for urgent listing.

The CBSE drew the court’s attention to the fact that it was conducting all India examinations for seven different streams and it would be extremely difficult to hold the fresh AIPMT in four weeks. It wanted the court to grant at least three months for completing the process.

On June 15, the court, while cancelling the AIPMT, had said, “On a consideration of the revelations in course of the investigation, we are of the view that the examination indeed have been exposed to a deep rooted conspiracy of a gang of persons who with the aid of electronic devices have been able to access the beneficiary candidates with the answer keys during the test.”

Rejecting the CBSE’s opposition to a fresh test, the bench had said, “We are aware that the abrogation of the examination would result in some inconvenience to all concerned and that extra time would be consumed for holding a fresh examination. This, however, according to us, is the price the stakeholders would have to pay in order to maintain the impeccable and irrefutable sanctity and credibility of a process of examination.”

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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