Published On: Sat, Jul 25th, 2015

AIPMT re-conducted successfully: CBSE

New Delhi: The AIPMT, which was re-conducted today, went off “without any untoward incident” and was held “successfully”, the CBSE said, even as a nun in Kerala was denied entry for refusing to remove her veil.

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi

CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi

“…the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test Examination was conducted today successfully without any untoward incident,” it said.

The examination was conducted at 1065 centres in 50 cities through out the country and abroad and out of the 6,32,625 candidates who were registered for this examination, 4,22,859 candidates downloaded the admit card, CBSE said in a statement.

All the candidates were frisked prior to appearing in the examination and more than one lakh officials had ensured the successful and fair conduct of examination, it added.

The decision to re-conduct the examination came after the Supreme Court directed CBSE to re-conduct the test following allegations of large-scale irregularities in the examination held on May 3.

CBSE had allowed some flexibility in the dress code for the exam after opposition from some minority groups, stating that there was “no bar” on wearing customary dress.

However, a nun in Thiruvananthapuram was denied permission to take the test after she refused to remove her veil and Holy cross as required under the CBSE’s new dress code.

Report of some skirmishes outside a venue at a school here was reported after a few candidates were denied entry for arriving late.


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