Following a petition filed by 18 students from Nagpur for alleged mass cheating in an examination centre, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has ordered to stay the results for the exam. The results for the All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET), which was conducted by the Ayush (Ayurved, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) Ministry of the Government of India, were scheduled to be released on July 19.
The Core Dispute…
According to the petitioning candidates, at the examination centre on Kamptee Road of Nagpur called Nextech Technologies, during the online examination most of the students were discussing questions out loud and there was no presence of administrators for monitoring the alleged cheating. The petition for this was taken forward by Advocate A.S. Dhore after the exam was conducted on June 24 in 20 cities of India including Nagpur.
The decision of court comes after AIAPGET exam cell and the Ayush Ministry submitted before the court that the results should be released on time and the complaint of the aggrieved candidates could be resolved in future. The High Court has further given the date of July 26 for hearing of the case . A notice has also been sent to Nextech i.e. the centre where alleged cheating happened.
According to a report by Times of India, the petitioners were ‘shocked’ to hear the judgement as they were not expecting it. The report further said that Advocate Dhore, the counsel for petitioners, also said similar complaints of cheating were also heard in exam centre of Pune.
As per the exam pattern, 100 multiple choice questions were asked in the AIAPGET exam 2018. Students who had completed their graduation in BAMS (Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), BUMS (Unani Medicine and Surgery) BSMS (Siddha Medicine and Surgery), and BHMS (Homeopathic medicine and Surgery) were eligible for this exam that could help them attain a seat in MD/MS Postgraduate course under the Ayush Ministry.