New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court set the deadline as August 16, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Tuesday said as per the Apex Court order the re-examination of the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) would be conducted on July 25.
The CBSE also said that the students who had given the examination earlier will only be allowed to appear for the re-exam.
The CBSE said no fresh application will be issued for the re-examination, and it would be a "retest only in respect of the candidates who had applied within the stipulated time from 01/12/2014 to 31/01/2015 with requisite fee".
The CBSE will however issue new admit cards to all the candidates.
The CBSE announcement follows the Supreme court verdict which scrapped the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) for the year 2015-16 following the leak of its question paper and circulation of their answer keys through electronic devices at different examination centres in 10 states across the country.
The court's order came on a PIL and other petitions seeking the re-conduct of the examination in the wake of leak of the question paper, contending that it has compromised the integrity of the entrance test.
While directing the re-conduct of the entire test, the court rejected the CBSE contention not to scrap the test as it would effect 6.30 lakh students and also delay the admission process.
AIPMT is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programs under 15% merit of all India quota seats in government medical/dental colleges all over India except the States of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir for the academic session 2015-16.