The apex court made it clear that the first counselling shall be held on or before August 28, the second counselling on or before September 4 and the third counselling on or before September 11, 2015.
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday granted more time to CBSE for re-conducting the All India Pre Medical Test-2015 and directed it to declare the results by August 17 after the board had pleaded that it would be impossible for it to hold the test afresh in four weeks.
The apex court’s order came on a petition by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) for extension of time to re-conduct the AIPMT examinations for over 6.3 lakh candidates.
The court, while quashing on June 15 the AIPMT-2015 on the ground of large-scale irregularities, had asked CBSE to re-conduct the exam within four weeks.
“Vide order dated June 15, 2015, this Court had directed CBSE to hold re-examination of AIPMT Test 2015 within four weeks. An application has been filed by CBSE expressing difficulty in holding the examination within the stipulated time as directed by this Court. “They seek minimum four months and 9 days’ time to complete the examination. However, looking to the fact that the semester for MBBS First Year would start very soon, we deem it fit and proper to permit CBSE to complete the examination and declare the results on or before August 17, 2015,” the bench said. The apex court made it clear that the first counselling “shall be held on or before August 28, the second counselling on or before September 4 and the third counselling on or before September 11, 2015”. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for CBSE, told a bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre that four weeks time is insufficient for re-conducting the examination.
The Attorney General said that normally the board needs around seven months time to hold examinations but “we have compromised and seek only three months time”. However, the court said, “In the past everything was done in one month. We are living in an era of technology and everything is possible now.”