- Web Desk
MD CAT Scandal: Cheating students hit with two-year ban
- Web Desk
- Oct 18, 2023
PESHAWAR: Students caught cheating will face a two-year ban from taking the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, issued an official statement cementing the punitive actions taken against the 219 implicated students.
The ban, which forbids these students from participating in the MDCAT for a full two-year period, serves as a stern warning to those attempting to compromise the integrity of this critical examination.
The MD CAT is a pivotal assessment for aspiring medical and dental students in Pakistan.
This disconcerting scandal unfolded when students at multiple examination centers in Peshawar were caught employing various illicit means, most notably Bluetooth devices, to cheat during the MD CAT held on September 10, 2023. The blatant cheating prompted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to cancel the test in its entirety, following the discovery of widespread cheating practices.
As a result, medical aspirants across the country are now anxiously anticipating the re-conduction of the MD CAT for 2023.
This incident has cast a shadow over the process of medical college admissions, highlighting the pressing need to safeguard the fairness and credibility of the examination system for aspiring medical professionals.