Probe team recommends re-conducting MDCAT


KARACHI: In a significant development, a team probing the irregularities and mismanagement during the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) has recommended re-conducting the examination.

The MDCAT, a critical assessment for aspiring medical and dental students in Pakistan, was marred by a paper leak during the test held on September 10, 2023.

The inquiry, which has now been completed, was initiated by the Sindh Caretaker Minister for Health Dr Saad Niaz. The leaked question paper raised serious concerns about the integrity of the admission process and the fairness of the examination.

The investigation committee included representatives from various government departments, including health, education, and law enforcement. Their inquiry aimed to identify those responsible for the breach and ensure justice.

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The recommendations put forth by the inquiry committee include re-conducting the MDCAT examination to maintain fairness and uphold merit-based admissions.

Additionally, legal action has been recommended against individuals found to be involved in criminal negligence related to the leak.

The summary based on these recommendations has been forwarded to the Sindh cabinet for approval.

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