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29 December, 2020 Views 783

Students Continue To Protest Over MDCAT 2020 Irregularities

Candidates that appeared in the national MDCAT 2020 are continuing to protest over the exam irregularities. After the commencement of the test, the controversy is raging over the out of syllabus questions, mistakes in names and roll number of candidates, and marking errors. The candidates are now demanding justice as they have been not satisfied with the result of MDCAT 2020. The medical and dental college admission test was conducted on 29th November 2020 and a special MDCAT was held for COVID-19 positive students on 13th December 2020. 121,181 candidates attempted the test and 67,611 of them qualified for the entrance exam by securing 60% or above marks.

Sindh Demands To Hold Entry Test

Earlier the Sindh government had also raised objections over the MDCAT 2020 and also rejected the announced result of the medical entry test. The government is determined to set up the Sindh medical commission in parallel to Pakistan medical commission to hold the entrance exam at the provincial level. The Sindh ministers are also demanding to conduct a medical entrance exam for the local medical and dental colleges by the provincial government. 

MDCAT 2020 Test

After the result announcement, the PMC had announced that the students can submit the rechecking application. Thousands of applications had been received by the PMC officials regarding the recounting of the marks. Furthermore, Pakistan medical commission had also not issued the answer keys that raised the concerns among the MDCAT candidates. The protestors also took social media platforms to vent their anger. In this regard, the PMC vice-president Ali Raza rejected all the allegations about the errors in the test and the result and clarified that all papers were marked correctly. Moreover, grace marks had been also granted to all the students. He further added that the errors in the name and roll number of the candidates had been fixed by the concerned authorities as the result was computer generated so the students found some issues. PMC had conducted the national MDCAT 2020 with fairness and transparency.