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Over six lakh students appeared for the AIPMT exam on 3 May 2015, of which about 55% were girls.
Haryana Police arrests 4 for leaking AIPMT papers
- The Haryana Police arrested 4 people from Rohtak allegedly involved in leaking the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) question paper.
- The officials said that the gang had links in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- The police officials put in a plea for the exam to be cancelled as the answer key had been leaked.
Technology comes in handy in the AIPMT leak
Special Investigation Team of Haryana Police found 27 cellphones with pre-paid cards from students at the exam centres. The students clicked a Whatsapp picture of the exam and were given answers.
Supreme Court asks police to hasten the probe
- The Supreme Court asked the Haryana Police to finish the probe into the AIPMT exam leak.
- The court directed the law agencies of Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and other states where the answers keys of the question paper were transmitted to cooperate with the Haryana Police.
- The court also asked the telecom providers of the seized phones to extend their cooperation in the probe.
SC stays the declaration of AIPMT exams
- The stay of declaration of AIPMT results was extended by the Supreme Court from 9th June to 12th June.
- The court will also hear a PIL by Tanvi Sarwal and Jahnvi Shanker seeking the re-conduct of the AIPMT, in the wake of the leakage of the question paper.
- The court has given the additional time so that the police can examine the case thoroughly.
CBSE denies AIPMT paper leak
- The CBSE board denied that the AIPMT papers of the test conducted on 3rd May have been leaked.
- The board's controller of examination KK Choudhary, said that there were no reports about leaked exam papers but of cheating at the exam.
- The Haryana Police had said that deals for Rs.15-20 lakhs had been struck between those caught and 9 students to leak the papers.
CBSE to seek more time for AIPMT test
- The AIPMT result announcement (2015) was canceled by the Supreme Court and an order was issued to conduct the re-test within 4 weeks.
- However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to seek more time to conduct the AIPMT exam.
- The board said that 4 weeks was too little a time to prepare for AIPMT, which takes 7 months of preparation.
Dress-code prescribed for re-scheduled exams
- CBSE prescribed a dress-code for AIPMT candidates taking up the re-scheduled exams on 25 July.
- The instruction banned Tabeez, caps, scarves and other long-sleeved dresses. Also, light- coloured dresses with half-sleeves were prescribed.
- The notification also instructed candidates to wear slippers over shoes.
- This measure aimed to serve as a means to contain further such issues of malpractice.