Islamabad High Court has directed the Pakistan medical commission to resolve the issues of the students related to the medical and dental college admission test 2020. Since the commencement of the entry test, many students had filed petitions for the violations by PMC. Many students had submitted their complaints to the court and demanded justice. The MDCAT candidates argued that the medical entrance test was a subject of the provincial government so it was not meant to be commenced at the national level. In this regard, the chief justice clarified that the regulatory authorities do not meet the eligibility criteria under the provincial domain. He further said that the students should go to the medical commission as the concerned officials will solve their problems.
Rechecking Of MDCAT 2020
The candidates are demanding the rechecking of the papers as 14 questions in the test were out of the syllabus so they are not sure whether the grace marks have been granted or not by the commission. The PMC had not issued the carbon copy of the MDCAT paper this year that had also raised concerns among the students about its transparency. The students took the social media platforms and protested against the PMC to express their anger. The MDCAT test was conducted on 29th November and the special MDCAT exam on 13th December for COVID-19 positive students. According to the result issued 121,181 candidates attempted the entry test and 67,611 of them qualified it.
Demand By Sindh Government
Earlier the Sindh government had announced to set up their own Sindh medical commission to conduct the medical entrance exam at the provincial level. Moreover, many key ministers of Sindh had rejected the result of the MDCAT 2020 declared by the Pakistan medical commission. The Sindh government also demanded to conduct a separate entrance test for the local medical and dental colleges in Sindh. However the PMC vice-president Ali Raza had rejected all the allegations and said that authorities had followed the announced syllabus and conducted the test without any discrepancies. Although there were some errors found in the result but later on the medical commission fixed them and declared the updated MDCAT result 2020.