New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India is likely to pronounce its ruling today i.e. Monday June 15 on a petition seeking re-examination of the 2015 All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) following the reports of question paper leak.
Over six lakh students are eagerly waiting for the SC ruling, since the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is barred from declaring the AIPMT 2015 results till a probe in the paper leak case by Haryana police is compeleted.
The Supreme Court, while hearing the petition by Tanvi Sarwal along with another petition by Jahnvi Shanker also said that all those who benefited from the leak of the AIPMT question papers had not been identified and if there was a lurking doubt over the integrity of the test then it may address the plea for re-conduct of the examination.
On the other hand, appearing for CBSE, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar said that for the conduct of the examination now under question, the preparations were started in October last year before it was conducted on May 3 this year.
This, he said, to tell the court the magnitude of the efforts that goes into the conduct of the examination and which will have to be re-done if court orders a re-conduct.
Contending that only 44 students have been identified to be alleged beneficiaries of the paper leak, the solicitor general said that it should not come in the way of the declaration of the results affecting 6.30 lakh students who took the entrance test.
The court while hearing the petition asked the CBSE not to go ahead with the declaration of results till June 9 as it had given another week's time to Haryana Police to complete its probe into the leakage of the question paper and the circulation of its answer key through electric devices in 10 states.
The Supreme Court on June 8 extended, till June 12, the stay of declaration of the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) results, over-riding its earlier order restraining the Central Board of Secondary Education to hold back the results till June 9.
The AIPMT were originally scheduled to be declared June 5.