ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to address the grievances of students regarding Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020.
The IHC issued these instructions during the hearing of a petition filed by students on violations by the PMC in the MDCAT examination.
The court said that students should go to PMC and all their objections would be heard.
During the hearing, the students’ lawyer argued that the conduct of the examinations was not within the purview of the federal government and was a matter for the provincial government.
However, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah rejected the argument, saying regulatory authorities do not fall under provincial jurisdiction. He then directed the PMC to address the students’ grievances.
Protests continue over differences in entrance exams
Students participating in MDCAT 2020 are protesting by accusing the PMC of errors in the test and its results.
The controversy over the recent central test for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country is erupting at a time when many candidates are out of the syllabus and questionable test questions, identification of errors, and poor PM data on candidates. After C was taken to court, controversy has erupted over the central test for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country.
Last year, the PMC, the regulator for medical education, conducted special tests on November 29 for MDCAT and on December 13 for those who missed the first test due to the corona virus. ۔
A total of 121,181 candidates in the country’s major cities tried the centralized test and 67,611 of them qualified with a score of more than 60.
Government of Sindh demands entrance test
Amid criticism of the medical regulatory body, the Sindh government has also put its full weight behind the students, demanding permission for local medical and dental colleges to take self-entrance tests.
The PML-N has also demanded in the Punjab Assembly to scrutinize the MDCAT papers in the presence of the candidates and issue an FIA inquiry into the irregularities in the tests.
Candidates demanded scrutiny of papers
Several angry candidates are demanding re-examination of their papers, some have demanded approval of passing marks to 50% and others have demanded re-conduct of Fazal Number or MDCAT.
Candidate Abdul Hadi said that the PMC should disclose 14 vague MCQs of other A, B, C and D test pattern keys as well as other keys and papers, which it claims. Waste numbers are given, and check all paperwork instead. Recounted after making them public.
He also demanded release of the report of FIA investigation into the leak of MDCAT paper.
Complaining that the right of skilled people to medical and dental education should not be denied, he said: “Please consider the examination with transparency.” We want the keys to every code paper.
Bilal Yousafzai wondered why the PMC did not upload the MDCAT question papers and official keys on its website.
Protesters also took to social media to vent their anger against the PMC.
Human rights activist Gibran Nasir sided with the protesting students, saying the PMC had deleted 14 MDCAT questions after admitting to being vague.
“They [ambiguous] The questions were 7% of the test. Also, for candidates based in Sindh, at least 18 questions were out of the syllabus. This is another 9% of the test.
He said in a tweet that “the incompetence and shameful conduct of the Prime Minister’s Board of Education shows that they do not use their minds at all.”
However, the candidates who passed the MDCAT termed it as PMC Admission Practice Fair and urged the unsuccessful people to accept the results of the examination in an efficient manner.
The PMC denied the allegations
PMC vice-president Ali Raza has denied allegations of marking some MDCAT questions incorrectly, saying that not only were all the papers marked correctly but all the candidates were also marked with waste. Signs found.
He also said that some students were shown absent from the test due to a technical glitch, which immediately. Was fixed.
Raza said there was no human involvement in the scrutiny of the papers, while the PMC made it difficult to decide on the college with 27 questions involving the registration of a successful candidate.