Delhi HC declines to stay AIEEE exam on May 11
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 19:29
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the coming All India Entrance Examination (AIEEE) re-scheduled for May 11 for the candidates who failed to appear in it due to question paper leak on last Sunday.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna rejected a plea for stay of the second phase of the examination but issued a notice to the HRD Ministry and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to file their replies by May 18 on a batch of petitions seeking a direction to the organisers to conduct a fresh examination for all the students.

The bench said in an order that the result of the AIEEE-2011 would be subject to the outcome of the petitions.

A group of AIEEE candidates, who had appeared for the exam after a delay of three hours due to question paper leak on May 1, has approached the high court for cancellation of the both the examinations (1st and 2nd phase) on the ground that the students were compelled to give the exam under adverse conditions and circumstances, which is violative of fundamental rights.

Last Sunday, the examination, conducted by CBSE, was delayed by three hours following a paper leak. The exam was scheduled at 9.30 am but was rescheduled to begin at 12 noon on the same day.

The question paper was reportedly being sold in the open market in Lucknow and a man was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force.

The organisers have fixed another examination on May 11 only for those aspirants who were not able to appear on Sunday and restrained the students who had already appeared in the exam.


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 19:29

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