CBSE urges SC not to cancel AIPMT

The CBSE has contended before the Supreme Court that cancellation of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) held on May 3 would disturb the entire academic schedule of 2015-16.

In an affidavit, it said 6 lakh students, who appeared in the exam for MBBS course, should not be subjected to another test because it appeared possible to take actions against even the selected candidates after the on-going investigation by the Haryana Police.

The CBSE submitted that holding the test afresh would require at least 120 days after getting a free Sunday with availability of 1,060 centres across the country and requisite number of police personnel, invigilators and other staff.

The delay would have serious adverse effect on the admission schedule of the MBBS/BDS courses because the session would start late and less number of classes would have to be held.

“This will also have a cumulative impact on the entire medical seats of the country counting up to approximately 50,000 in number as without filling these 15 per cent seats against the All India quota, the batch cannot start,” CBSE said in a statement.

The Supreme Court would take a batch of PILs on Friday seeking direction to hold fresh examination.

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