New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday gave CBSE time till August 16 to conduct and declare the results of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses for the year 2015-16.
The apex court vacation bench headed by Justice R.K. Agrawal extended time till August 16 on CBSE’s plea seeking three months’ time for the re-conduct of AIPMT examination.
The apex court, by its June 15 verdict, while cancelling the examination held on May 3, had given CBSE four weeks’ time to re-conduct the examination and declare the result.
The court by its June 15 order had cancelled the AIPMT examination held on May 3 following the leak of the question paper and circulation of the answer keys through electronic devices across 10 states in the country. (IANS)
The Madras High Court Bench here today came down heavily on the CBSE observing that it was being autocratic in the matter related to errors in the Tamil version of this year’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
A bench of justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahamed made the observation while hearing a public interest litigation filed by CPI-M leader T K Rangarajan, seeking award of full marks for 49 ‘erroneous’ questions in the Tamil version of the NEET.
It said that despite knowing that a PIL on the matter was filed and it was due for hearing, the CBSE had released the results.
“Why did they do so?”, the court asked.
Referring to the CBSE’s submission, the bench said, “How do you decide the right answers for the questions based on majority view? CBSE is accepting even wrong answers under the pretext of majority decision. How is that in Bihar state so many students got through the examination?” it asked.
Later, it adjourned the hearing on the PIL without mentioning any date.
The petitioner has submitted that key words in the Tamil questions were wrongly translated from English and this caused confusion for the students.
In the previous hearing, the court had asked the CBSE to file an affidavit stating among others on whether any exercise was undertaken to ascertain which of the English words in the syllabi for science subjects were incapable of being reproduced in an equivalent word in Tamil.