News Bureau – Anushka Saigal
For the first time in its history, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) will admit 100 medical students to MBBS course this academic session. This comes after AIIMS on Thursday declared results of its online entrance test for MBBS. However, the Central Bureau of Investigation has started probing into complaints of cheating by candidates at an AIIMS MBBS entrance exam centre and carried out raids at a few places across the country, sources at the medical institute said on Thursday.
The CBI’s move comes after a committee, constituted to probe how snapshots of the test came out in public, rejected allegations of a question paper leak and recommended a CBI inquiry. The findings of the committee suggested a candidate indulged in cheating with the help of officials of a particular centre in Uttar Pradesh. “It seems the candidate indulged in cheating by smuggling in a camera at the examination centre,” the source said.
The candidate has already been identified and his results have been withheld by the institute, he added. However, he declined to divulge any more details about the candidate or the centre. Over 2.84 lakh aspirants appeared for the exam, out of which 4,905 applicants have qualified and are eligible for counselling session. Nishita Purohit topped the AIIMS entrance exam. Purohit also scored 91.4 per cent marks in her Class XII Board exams this year Meanwhile, talking about its new admission policy, Head of Examination, Dr Ashok Kumar Jaryal, AIIMS, said: “For the first time in its history, AIIMS New Delhi will be admitting 100 students for this session.” The results are declared for AIIMS courses at New Delhi, Patna, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Rishikesh and Raipur. The entrance examination for the MBBS course was conducted on May 28 at various centres across the country.