AIPMT paper leak
The arrested youth who allegedly solved the leaked AIPMT question paper was an IAS aspirant. [Representational Image]Creative Commons/sunghyehyun

UPDATE: The Supreme Court of India on Monday cancelled the announcement of 2015 All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) results and asked the CBSE to conduct re-test within four weeks.

AIPMT 2015 Result Row: Supreme Court Asks CBSE to Re-Condtuct Pre-Medical Test

UPDATE: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on plea seeking cancellation of CBSE's All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) results in view of irregularities in exams. The apex court will pronounce its judgement on re-examination on Monday, 15 June.

The SC had to decide whether CBSE's AIPMT results should be declared or the education board should re-conduct the tests on Friday, 12 June.

A vacation Bench of Justices RK Agrawal and Amitava Roy will hear the case today and decide the fate of AIPMT 2015 result.

The result, which was supposed to be announced on 5 June, was stayed by the apex court over allegations of paper leak and cheating in the 2015 pre-medical exams. The SC had on 4 June posted the hearing for 10 June but it was then extended by two days

The apex court had stayed the result declaration after receiving several petitions filed by parents and students demanding fresh tests.

The SC Bench asked the Haryana Police to identify the exact number of students who benefited from the leaked papers and cheated in pre-medical exams. If the Haryana police has been able to identify the exact number of beneficiaries, SC will allow CBSE to declare the results after barring those students.

Over six lakh students had appeared in the 2015 AIPMT examinations, out of which only 2,000 will get admission in various medical colleges across the nation.

The delay in result declaration has caused anxiety among students who appeared for the pre-medical exams this year as admission to various medical colleges depends on the AIPMT marks.

Further delay in result declaration will push back the commencement of the academic year, mounting pressure on the students set to take up the course.

CBSE Requests SC to not cancel AIPMT result 

The CBSE has filed an affidavit to the SC ahead of its judgement on Friday, requesting not to cancel the results, stating that the students who will be proven guilty can be expelled after admission. 

It further said that the police can continue their investigation and eliminate students even after the result is announced as the medical colleges have a deadline of 30 September to take admissions.

While making the said request, CBSE has also sought apex court's permission to release the merit list so the admission process for the 2015-16 session can begin without any further delay.

"Even after the declaration of result for the current examination, the police authorities can continue with the investigation process and the culprits, who are identified to have used unfair means, can be booked by the Board and actions can be taken according to the rules," The Indian Express cited excerpt from CBSE's affidavit.