The results of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) has been delayed and the declaration date has been extended till June 12, 2015. This has left lakhs of students and their future in a lurch. The results were scheduled to be announced by CBSE on June 5.
The results were delayed due to a paper-leak where as many as 700 students received answer keys through mobile phones during the exam held on May 3.
The Supreme Court instructed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold on to the results and also suggested that fresh exams might need to be conducted in wake of the cheating scam.
So far, the Haryana Police has arrested 12 people and 25 students, including three doctors, according to the ongoing investigations. A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh has also been announced to find out the prime accused in the case.
Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy of The Supreme Court of India have granted a week to the Haryana Police to file a fresh status report indicating the number of beneficiaries and the extent of irregularities in the exam.
AIPMT is conducted every year for admissions into the medical and dental courses across universities in the country. The competitive exam offers 15 percent merit positions in medical and dental colleges all over India.
Certain state governments, universities and institutions also participate in this examination, in order to use the AIPMT merit list for admission into the medical and dental colleges against the seats under the respective state's control.