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‘Reconduct MDCAT 2023’: Legal notice sent to PMDC Chief
- Web Desk
- Sep 14, 2023
WEB DESK: Barrister Ahmed Pansota, on behalf of Lahore student Areeba Khawar, has sent legal notice to the President of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMC), demanding the reevaluation of the MDCAT (Medical and Dental College Admission Test) 2023 due to an exam leak.
On behalf my client Ms.Ariba, Legal Notice has been sent to @pmc_org whereby cancellation of #MDCAT2023 has been sought in addition to conducting a regular inquiry against those responsible for leaking the examination paper and cheating in the exams. #ReconductMDCAT2023 https://t.co/XDuUTthdhN pic.twitter.com/Nx9quXYqxk
— Muhammad Ahmad Pansota (@Pansota1) September 13, 2023
“Reconduct MDCAT2023” is gaining traction in X, as students are demanding to reconduct MDCAT 2023 due to potential jeopardy to their entire careers.
Following the MDCAT examination on September 10, complaints surfaced from various cities, including allegations of paper leaks, questions falling outside the prescribed syllabus, and errors in the answer keys. Protests were documented on social media platforms and in different cities. However, PMDC has not yet provided a clear stance on the matter.
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In the legal notice, it is asserted that the MDCAT examination was leaked before its scheduled date, and this leaked content was easily accessible on various social media platforms. The legal notice also emphasiSes the presence of errors in the answer keys, which led to mental distress for students.
The appeal made in the notice urges immediate action against any PMDC staff members involved in leaking the examination paper and demands the cancellation of the examination. Furthermore, it calls for the re-conduction of the MDCAT examination in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MDCAT ordinance.
In the lead-up to the MDCAT, aspiring medical students across the country were actively seeking an extension of the examination date. They wished for more time to prepare for the test after completing their FSc pre-medical studies and aiming to pursue MBBS or BDS degrees. Although PMDC granted a few additional days, students demanded a further extension, expressing concerns about paper leaks and questions that were beyond the syllabus.