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16Jun2015

CBSE Medical Entrance Exam Question Paper Leak: SC Orders Fresh Exams Within 4 Weeks

 

The Supreme Court cancelled the CBSE All India Pre-Medical Test for admission to various undergraduate medical courses as the question paper was leaked. CBSE was also ordered by the court to conduct re-exams within four weeks.

A bench of Justice RK Agrawal and Justice Amitava Roy said that the examination has become a suspect and that there cannot be a compromise at any cost. The court has ordered for fresh exams considering the petitions by parents and students seeking re-examinations.

Pushp Gupta, a lawyer for one of the petitioners, said, "We worked hard for this case. This is not a victory for students only, but for the medical profession.”

The petitions were filed last week, seeking the cancellation of the exam as reports by Haryana Police said that 44 beneficiaries have been identified. According to the reports, the number of beneficiaries is likely to go up. The police suspects that at least 700 students were benefitted by the question paper leak.

However, CBSE is against conducting a re-examination. "6.3 lakh students cannot be made to take the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefits through unfair means,” they said.

But, the Supreme Court said that even a single entry through "illegal" means would "vitiate" the "sanctity" of the test.

Around 6.3 lakh students attended the entrance exams out of which 4,000 were selected to different medical colleges across the country.

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