Medical profession is one of the most respected and sought after field aspired by over 6 lakh candidates across India. There are around 50 medical entrance exams which are conducted in national, state and institute level for 52,305 MBBS seats. While the aspirants toil for several sleepless hours to crack these highly competitive exams, but when it comes to conduct not all goes hunky dory while conducting the exam. Take for instance, the recent incident of AIPMT 2015 cancellation. Despite of strict measures, the answer keys were leaked resulting into cancellation of the original test and re-examination.
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Over the past couple of years, several top exams like AIPMT, UPCPMT, BCECE, RPMT etc. have been marred with controversies. This article of Careers360 brings to you the top controversies of medical entrance exams over the past few years.
The most sought after medical entrance exam, AIPMT 2015 landed into controversy after Haryana police busted an exam racket with the arrest of four people for allegedly leaking AIPMT 2015 Answer Keys. The arrested four had allegedly passed on AIPMT 2015 answer keys to students using vests with SIM card units and Bluetooth enabled earpieces during the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). The police team has produced the accused in a district court on May 5. Petitions were filed by parents and candidates demanding re-examination.
On June 15, the Supreme Court delivered the verdict that AIPMT 2015 conducted on May 3 stands cancelled and re-test has to be conducted within next 4 weeks. “Even after the declaration of AIPMT 2015 result, the police authorities can continue with the investigation process and the culprits, who are identified to have used unfair means, can be identified by the board and actions can be taken according to the rules,” CBSE stated in its affidavit.
Although in the previous hearing, Supreme Court had stated that re-test is the last resort, the test stood cancelled with fresh test tentatively scheduled in the second week of July, 2015. The verdict has affected more than 6.3 candidates who had taken the exam. While the affected candidates and petitioners are happy with the verdict, most of the candidates are disappointed with the decision as they have to go through the ordeal of taking the test once again.
Like AIPMT 2015 exam, AMU MBBS 2015 has also been cancelled by the Aligarh Muslim University. As per the recommendation of a special committee formed to probe into reported irregularities in the MBBS and BDS entrance examination held on April 26, 2015, the test stood cancelled. The enquiry committee has further ordered a re- examination in the first week of August. The decision was taken by VC lieutenant general (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah after doubts were raised on a large number of candidates qualifying in the written test from a particular test centre in South India. Prof. Javaid Akhtar, Controller of the examination at AMU confirmed to Careers360 that the MBBS and BDS exams stand cancelled following a probe by the enquiry committee. “We found certain irregularities while evaluating the results of the examination which were immediately taken into account. As of now, the committee has decided that exam will be held by August first week. We will issue a release on the same shortly,” Prof Akhtar said.
Around 50,000 candidates had taken the test. It was suspected that some candidates were involved in mass copying when more than 30 candidates in a particular center from Kozhikode, Kerala. The issue not just ended with the mass copying but the question paper contained more than 10 wrong questions.
The AMU MBBS exam was conducted on April 26, 2015. The paper consisted of 200 questions.
Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre Medical Test or UPCPMT was conducted by Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University on May 24, 2015. The test was marred with controversy as it was found out that candidates were involved in cheating. As many as 12 MBBS students were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police who had allegedly leaked the question paper.
However, the test was not cancelled owing to the timely action taken by the police. The result was also declared on June 8, 2015.
As per reports, 2 members of the racket are MBBS students studying in King Georges’ Medical University in Lucknow and 1 of them is from GSVM Medical College in Kanpur. One of them has completed BHMS from National Homeopathic Medical College, Lucknow. They used to charge Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh to help the test takers with solved question papers of medical entrance exam papers.
Bihar Combined Entrance Exam Competitive Examination or BCECE was held in 2 stages. The first stage was held on April 17 and result was declared on May 3, 2015. In the second and the final stage, which was conducted on May 17, 14 candidates were arrested for cheating during the paper with Bluetooth device.
As per Bihar Police, the 14 candidates included 8 female test takers. The gang operating behind the scam was apparently located around the Danapur center. However, despite the controversy, the test was not cancelled and the result was declared on June 5, 2015. The officials also did not comment on the incident.
The year 2014 was not devoid of glitches in the medicine entrance exams. This year, 2 major state level exams, UPCMT and RPMT were cancelled. In 2014 also the UPCMT paper saw controversies owing to cheating. Let us have a look at the controversies and events undergone in this exam in detail.
In the year 2014, UPCPMT was cancelled owing to paper leak. The exam was cancelled by the authorities due to suspected question-paper leak after a couple of question paper box at a Ghaziabad centre were found tempered with. The exam officials noticed the seal of the question paper box tampered while collecting the same from an SBI branch at Ghaziabad. Over one lakh students were scheduled to appear for the state level medical entrance exam at different exam centres across the state on June 22.
UPCPMT 2014 was conducted by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. The exam was rescheduled on July 20, 2014. The result was declared on July 29. Over 1, 09,000 students will appear in the examination at 213 centers across 15 different cities of Uttar Pradesh.
The officials maintained that although there was no evidence of paper leak but owing to the sensitivity of the exam and on finding out the tampering of the question paper box it was decided that the paper would be cancelled and a retest was conducted.
The Rajasthan Pre Medical Test (RPMT) was last conducted in the year 2014 after which the exam got cancelled. RPMT is a state-level medical entrance exam for admission to undergraduate medical courses of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in state government medical colleges. As many as 86 out of 1200 questions that appeared during 6 different sessions of the test were found wrong in the RPMT 2014 exam. The mistakes were revealed when Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, the exam conducting body published the RPMT 2014 answer key with the wrong answers. Adding to the confusion, the Answer Key was subsequently revised twice after further mistakes were pointed out.
The authorities had initially given a bonus of 4 marks for every wrong question. However, the decision was rolled back when students from different slots complained that their performance might be affected due to variation in the wrong questions. The bonus marks would have created a variation in the marking system as the different slots had different questions, which were wrong. The online test was conducted from May 28 to 30, 2014 in 6 different slots.
Many students had also alleged discrepancies in the percentile based results and demanded fresh evaluation of the results. The retest for RPMT 2014 was conducted on July 27, 2014. Around 40,000 candidates had taken the test. Unlike the original test which was conducted in online mode, the retest was conducted in the paper pencil based format.
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