Islamabad High Court has appointed the Pakistan Medical Commission to address questions for students pertaining to the 2020 exam for admission to medical and dental schools. After the introduction of the entrance exam, several students have submitted petitions for PMC violations. Many students had taken their complaints to the court and asked for justice. The MDCAT candidates argued that the admission examination was within the authority of the province and could not be started at national level. The Chief Justice explained in this respect that regulatory bodies should not agree with provincial qualifying requirements. He also said that the students should go to the medical commission while the officials involved address their problems.
MDCAT 2020 Rechecking
The candidates are seeking re-checking of the papers because 14 questions were stripped out of the programme so they are not sure whether or not the commission has given the points. This year, the PMC had not released the carbon copy of the MDCAT article, which also sparked questions among students about its transparency. Students took the social media to show their indignation towards the PMC. The MDCAT evaluation was performed on 29 November and the COVID-19 positive student special MDCAT analysis on 13 December. 121,181 candidates sought the entry exam and 67,611 of them passed it according to the results.
Sindh Government Demand for MDCAT
Previously, the Sindh government had declared that it would set up its own Sindh medical committee to perform the provincial medical entrance examination. In addition, several of Sindh’s main ministers have dismissed the outcome of the Pakistan Medical Commission’s MDCAT 2020. The Sindh government also requested that the local medical and dental colleges in Sindh administer a separate entry examination. However, PMC Vice-President Ali Raza denied both statements and said the authorities followed the announced curriculum and did the test without dispute. Although some errors were noticed in the results, they were later corrected by the medical commission and declared the revised MDCAT result 2020.