CBSE has been granted an extension of approximately a month for conducting the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test today. The deadline for conducting the AIPMT test is now scheduled on 17th August, 2016. CBSE has also been instructed to declare the results by the respective date.
Earlier the AIPMT entrance test was scheduled to be conducted on 15th July, 2016 after the Supreme Court passed an order to nullify the AIPMT entrance test. Later CBSE appealed to the Supreme Court to give an extension of at least three months to organize and conduct the examinations efficiently. It was informed by the board that conducting an entrance examination in such short duration can be messy. Ranjit Kumar, solicitor who presented CBSE board’s case in the court has stated that the procedure of conducting the AIPMT entrance test will take at least three months.
Almost all the concerned and related institutes were asked by the Supreme Court to assist CBSE board to conduct the AIPMT examination within four weeks.
Earlier the academic session for the year 2016 was scheduled to begin from 1st August, 2016. With the extended Examination and release date, the academic session will also get delayed.
The former AIPMT entrance test which was held on 3rd May 2016 was nullified by the Supreme Court due to continuously reported mass cheating at several exam centers all across the country. R.K. Agarwal and Amitava Roy who were a part of the justice committee agreed that the allegation made that the ‘AIPMT entrance test examination paper was leaked’, is valid and that the electronic devices were used for cheating by students of more than 10 states.
The Supreme Court explained that the respective decision to nullify the entire examination was to provide a fair and unbiased chance to all the participating candidates. The court wanted to provide a fair chance to the meritorious students rather than undeserving candidates.
After the police failed to get a hold on the students who were involved in the cheating process, court declared that there is no option other than to nullify the entire examination as the purpose with which the respective examinations are held has failed.
AIPMT is an entrance examination conducted every year for students seeking admission into medical, dental and other similar courses all across the country. A merit of 15% positions is provided in dental and medical colleges via AIPMT examinations. Few of the state governments’ institutions and universities are also a part of this examination, as this participation is used by the respective universities and institutes for admission of the students into dental, medical and other similar programmes.