New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave CBSE time till August 16 to conduct and declare the results of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses for the year 2015-16.
The apex court vacation bench headed by Justice R.K. Agrawal extended time till August 16 on CBSE's plea seeking three months time for the re-conduct of AIPMT examination.
The apex court, by its June 15 verdict, while cancelling the examination held on May 3, had given CBSE four weeks time to re-conduct the examination and declare the result.
The court by its June 15 order had cancelled the AIPMT examination held on May 3 following the leak of the question paper and circulation of the answer keys through electronic devices across 10 states in the country.
A vacation bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre on Thursday agreed to hear the matter after Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the court it was not possible for the board to re-conduct the exam within the time given by the court.
While ordering the re-conduct of the examination in four weeks, the court had noted that on previous occasions, "such type of examination had been held anew within a period of one month".
While directing the re-conduct of the test, it had observed that the examination held on May 3 was rendered "futile by a handful of elements seeking to reap undue financial gain by subjecting the process to their evil manoeuvres"
and the reconduct was the "price the stakeholders would have to suffer in order to maintain the impeccable and irrefutable sanctity and credibility of a process of examination, to assess the innate worth and capability of the participating candidates".