UP pre-medical test cancelled after leak

Question paper boxes found tampered

The entrance examination for the UP Combined Pre-Medical Test, which was scheduled to be held on Sunday, was cancelled following suspected tampering of the boxes containing question papers in Ghaziabad.

According to the entrance exam coordinator Dr A K Singh here, the test would not be held on July 20. King George Medical University has been given the responsibility for organising the UPCPMT this year.

Singh said the varsity was informed by the Ghaziabad district magistrate that there appeared to be some tampering with the boxes containing the question papers. The varsity has formed a high powered team to probe the tampering.

Sources here said as many as 40 boxes containing the question papers had been kept in the strong room at two branches of a public sector bank. The seal of two of the boxes was found to be broken when the officials went to the bank to take them.
The test was to be held at 213 centres across 15 cities in UP in which over 1.09 lakh were to appear.

Govt orders probe

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday directed a probe by a high-level committee into the alleged Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) paper leak which led to its cancellation even as BJP demanded a CBI investigation into the issue.

“The Chief Minister has directed Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to constitute a high-level committee to probe the paper leak and cancellation of CPMT,” an official statement said.
Akhilesh also directed that stern action be taken against those involved ‘in playing with the future of children’.

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