Lakhs of candidates appeared for the All India Pre Medical/Dental Test on May 3. This national level test is held by Central Board of Secondary Education for candidates who wish to acquire seats in MBBS and BDS courses in government colleges and participating private colleges.
The answer key of the exam, this year was found to have been leaked. Almost 90 answer keys were leaked using unfair means. Getting no official notification from CBSE, so far, the candidates are furious and might call for a strike.
Haryana Police caught a gang that specialises in leaking the questions and answer keys. They demanded a hefty sum of Rs 15-20 lakh from the students and provided them with the answer key for AIPMT. On investigation, it was found that this Rohtak-based gang would receive money from students, on declaration of results in June.
The answer keys were sent to the students using WhatsApp mobile apps just before the exam began. Also, the candidates had SIM card units linked to earpieces via Bluetooth on the special vests. Some students who had appeared for the test were provided with specially configured phones.
Thereafter, the police and lakhs of students who appeared for this paper have asked for a re-test of the exam. No information on further actions related to the test has come by the conducting authorities. This may lead to a strike by the students affected