NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court extended the time for running All India Pre- Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) by one month and directed CBSE to hold the test and declare result on August 17 on Friday.
The Supreme Court had directed CBSE to conduct re-examination by July 15. “You take up the task of re-examination of AIMPT on most urgent basis,” the Supreme Court ordered CBSE, granting it an additional month for the re-examination.
RK Agrawal who is a bench of head defeated the plea of CBSE, which had sought three-month time period for the purpose.
The bench instructed MCI to complete first counselling of AIPMT successful students by last week of August and second counselling by September 4.
The CBSE had told on Thursday the apex court that it was impossible to running AIPMT within a month as directed by the court. It told the court that the board required about three months conducting re-examination of AIPMT.
The Supreme Court had hasten cancelled this year’s AIPMT, finding it rigged by tech-savvy students who cheated in the examination by getting answers to questions through electronic devices they smuggled into test centres across the country.
AIPMT is the gateway for admission to 15% of seats in all central governments medical colleges and participating state government medical colleges.
Around over 6.3 lakh students had the entrance examination on May 3 taken, competing for 3,000-odd MBBS and BDS seats in top medical colleges.