Published On: Fri, Jun 19th, 2015

SC directs CBSE to declare AIPMT exam results by August 16

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to accede to the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE)’s demand to grant them four months time to conduct the AIPMT entrance exam and directed the latter to conduct the test and declare results by August 16.

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi

“They have allowed CBSE an extension, but the overall extension, including declaration of results is August 16. This includes holding of exams and declaration of results. The CBSE had wanted four months, but that has been disallowed by the Court as the honourable Court has made an observation that they are aware of the new academic session to commence at the right time,” the petitioner advocate, Pushp Gupta told mediapersons.

“There is a particular limit for the academic session to begin, they gave three dates for the round of counselling to be done so that the academic session for 2015-16 for the MBBS and BDS students is notdelayed to a stage wherein they are squeezed with less time do their course,” she added.

The Supreme Court on June 15 had set aside the AIPMT entrance exam and directed the CBSE to re-conduct the exam in four weeks.

However, CBSE had asked the Supreme Court for more time to reschedule the exam, saying that it was not possible to do so in four weeks as it is in process of conducting seven other exams.

The ruling comes after petitioners sought the re-conducting of the AIPMT following the leak of the question paper and the circulation of answers at examination centres across 10 states.

ANI

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