Students Challenge MDCAT Test Results

Students filed a petition in the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench on Tuesday, challenging the results of the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).

A petition by prospective medical students resulted in the court sending letters to the testing company, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), and the University of Health Sciences Lahore, with a deadline of October 5 for responses.

Sardar Abdul Razaaq submitted the appeal on behalf of the students, who said that the process used for the medical examination this time around was illegal.

The petitioners asserted that Section 18 of the PMC Act 2020 requires that tests be conducted across the country on the same day and at the same time. However, they stated that this year's admission examinations were performed online from August 30 to September 30, according to their information.

The petitioners claimed that all applicants in the same hall were asked different questions, which they claimed was unfair. They claim that some of their favorite applicants were given simple questions while the others were provided questions that were not on the syllabus.

In addition, several students complained about computer system and power supply failures, which the applicants said were caused by poor preparations in the testing facility.

In their appeal, the petitioners said that favorite kids passed their examinations in less than an hour, while others were unable to complete them within the three-hour time limit. According to the petition, a large number of students were failed in the final examinations, prompting nationwide protests to take place.

The petitioners asserted that the contract awarded to the testing agency was likewise in violation of the law. Each student was required to pay Rs6,000, and about 200,000 applicants took part in the entry test across Pakistan.

According to the report, the company that was awarded the contract was not registered at the time, and an alleged corruption operation worth billions of rupees had been carried out. The petition attempted to have the test done by the testing company, as well as the contract, declared illegal. It was denied.

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