October 17, 2021

Students protest outside SC Karachi Registry against MD CAT test

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Students protest outside Supreme Court Karachi Registry against MD CAT test

KARACHI Sep 24,2021- Students staged protest demonstration on Thursday  outside the Supreme Court Karachi Registry against the MD CAT test.

Protesting students said that Pakistan Medical Commission is now conducting MD CAT tests on different dates in the country and they demanded that tests be held on the same day across the country as before.

Demonstrating students said that PMC should not experiment on us, the previous method should be restored.

The protesting students appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notice.

Last year in December The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has re-released the results of the Medical Colleges Entrance Test (MD CAT 2020) after resolving student complaints.

The results were removed from the MD CAT 2020 results website for 30 hours after students detected errors in the results.

Last year, the students who appeared for the exam on November 29 have been given 14 extra marks while the students who appeared for the examination on December 13 have been given 7 extra marks.

In January 2021, the students had approached the Lahore High Court, against the Medical and Dental College Admission Test.

Pakistan Medical Commission and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council were made parties in the petitions.

The petitions challenge the legality of sections 8 and 13 (c) of the PMC Act.

The petitioners said that under the new act, for admission in MBBS and BDS, MD CAT was tested, out of course questions were given in the entrance test, under which the syllabus passed the FSC exam. The syllabus of the entrance test was the opposite. Candidates have failed to pass the MD CAT test on this basis.

The petitioners have sought that the Supreme Court declare Sections 8 and 13 (c) of the PMC 2020 to be in conflict with the fundamental rights of the Constitution and order a re-examination of the MD CAT test.