New Delhi: The leak of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) question paper has stirred up a hornet’s nest on the prevailing internal anomalies in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 

Under flak from all sides, CBSE has decided to hold the AIEEE on May 11 for aspirants who could appear in the exam on May 1 due to the question paper controversy.

According to sources, though AIEEE question paper was leaked from Kanpur and Lucknow, the functioning of CBSE too has come under the scanner. The alleged involvement of coaching centre owners behind the paper leak indicates the failure of CBSE functioning. Therefore, now plans are afoot to investigate the root cause of the controversy.

More than 11 lakh candidates appeared in the AIEEE at 1604 centres in 80 cities of the country. Out of which, 32,500 aspirants of different cities could not appear in the exam due to the controversy.

Though Union Government has not raised objections over the slight delay in examination due to the controversy, it has reflected a keen interest in tracing the truth behind the issue. Taking an immediate stand, Chairman CBSE Vineet Joshi has constituted a three member team headed by Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) Professor Phalguni Gupta to probe the matter. B R Garg from Delhi University and Exam Controller of CBSE MC Sharma are the two other members of the probe committee.

The committee has been instructed to submit the report in a four week time span.

Exams for remaining aspirants on May 11

For 32,500 candidates who could not appear in AIEEE on May 1 due to question paper controversy, CBSE has decided to conduct the exam on May 11. A total of 32,500 aspirants will take the test at 55 centres of 39 cities.

Previously, CBSE had rescheduled the exam for May 8. However, with medical and engineering entrance exams also stipulated for May 8, AIEEE for the remaining aspirants was announced for May 11.

Chairman, CBSE, Vineet Joshi said, “Taking in account the complaints made by the remaining aspirants and the news covered by media, we decided to hold the exam on May 11.”

JPN/Bureau