Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has ordered the cancellation of the post-graduate medical entrance exam, 2014, held on 02th March, 2014, following a CID inquiry into allegations of malpractices.
Dates for fresh examination will be announced soon, official sources said.
According to the CID, the scam is spread across multiple cities, including Mumbai and Gurgaon, and police have identified involvement of a dozen people.
The middlemen allegedly collected up to Rs 10 lakh as advance from students promising them the exam question paper and the answer key.
The governor ordered the CID inquiry after a one-man committee, headed by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education Chairman L. Venugopal Reddy, submitted its report.
The Government "after careful consideration" had decided to cancel the PGMET 2014 and direct the Registrar, Dr NTR University of Health Sciences to conduct the entrance examination afresh, a Government Order said.
About 15,000 students took the March 2 examination for the 2,240-odd seats.
It added that the Additional Director General, CID, submitted a report to the Chief Secretary, which established that certain 'consultancy service agencies' shared leaked question paper with candidates.
Students, juniors doctors' association and some public representatives had complained to the University Vice Chancellor and the Governor about malpractices.
Inputs from PTI