On Monday, the Haryana police uncovered a paper-leak racket which had leaked the answer keys for the CBSE AIPMT 2015 examination. The culprits had sent the answer key for all 90 questions through WhatsApp just before the exam. They also equipped the candidates with electronic devices, to help them solve the questions during the examination.
The state police is now asking for a re-examination for AIPMT 2015 which was conducted on May 3. If the exam is cancelled, approximately six lakh students will be affected.
The Inspector General of the police, Shrikant Jadhav, has said that the police is demanding cancellation of the AIPMT because with the paper being leaked, genuine students will be denied admissions into medical institutions. This act reflects failure of the examination system and conducting a re-exam would provide justice to the sincere candidates.
The police has arrested four members of the gang which specialises in leaking the papers for the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Test; these include two dental surgeons, one MBBS student and a businessman, all based in Rohtak, Haryana. The leader of the gang, Roop Kumar Dangi, also from Rohtak, has not been nabbed yet. The gang has admitted to distributing answer keys amongst at least nine students. They charged between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh from each candidate. The police has speculated that the Haryana based gang may have connections in many other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.
The official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon upload the official answer keys and cut-offs of AIPMT. CBSE is expected to declare the results by June 5. The counselling for successful candidates under the 15 percent All India Quota is conducted by the DGHS and the counselling for admission to seats under other participating state universities or institutions will be conducted by their respective authorities