Now, think about the students who were supposed to give the AFMC exam later on the same day, who then gave the AIEEE on 11th May. Why exactly did it happen? The rumours in the morning were confirmed indeed- some morons leaked the paper!
I am fortunate enough not to have faced such trouble during my time with this exam... Imagine the state of mind of a general student due to such a fiasco! I can only sympathize! The delay must surely have changed the mindset of the student before starting the (second) most important exam in his/her life! Although I agree that such an exam has ranking system based on the relative performance, but the mentally strong get an extra advantage over others as this new variable can change results drastically. (Now, do I sound like Dr Charles Eppes from Numb3rs?)
CBSE effectively maintains two separate sets of question papers for the AIEEE in secret locations in case of such situations! I do appreciate them doing so but do you think the fellows who make the question papers give enough importance to the backup plans over the main paper, which does lead me to the conclusion that the 2011 paper was not the result of full dedication of these people; so does that do justice to the students who read for two or three straight years for this day?
Back in '97 the IIT-JEE paper was leaked by a private institute in Lucknow. What the authorities did was that they let the exam continue and declared the fact later stating the actual exam will be held on a later date. This approach, according to me, was better in the sense that in that case, that 'extra advantage' is minimised as you've a few days to settle down mentally! Also, this avoided the chaos at the centres!
This thing, which I'd consider nothing less than a crime, is, most probably done by the intermediates to make some quick bucks. But how many of you think this doesn't happen every single time? All it takes is a multimedia cell phone to take a few snaps, that's all! The only difference is how good the tracks are covered, which differentiates it from being a normal exam to a highly publicised affair!
How to stop it? I still have no clue! As long as corruption stays, this will... Any other ideas on how to stop it?