MDCAT conducted in KP again


PESHAWAR: The Medical and Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT) was re-conducted in KP province on Sunday (Nov 26, 2023) amid tight arrangements to check any use of unfair means.

The entry test for admission to medical and dental colleges in the province both in public and private sector was held on Sept 10, but it was cancelled after cheating cases were detected.

The entry test was today held at centres set up in seven districts – D.I Khan, Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Dir Lower, Swat and Abbottabad.

Caretaker Chief Minister Arshad Hussain Shah visited  the centre in Mardan set up at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan to inspect the arrangements.

Concerned authorities briefed the chief minister and said foolproof arrangements in all respects had been put in place for holding the test.

The chief minister was informed that a total of 5,443 candidates were registered in Mardan centre for appearing in MDCAT, adding entry of all irrelevant persons into the premises of the centre was prohibited whereas all kinds of electronic gadgets including cell phones, wrist watches were banned on the premises.

Complete body search of all the candidates and supervising staff had been ensured while mobile service in the area suspended through Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

The chief minister was informed that required strength of supervising staff had also been ensured for conducting the test in the desired manner whereas Section 144 of CrPC had already been invoked by the district administration to ban the use of all kinds of electronic gadgets in the vicinity of the centre.

  1. Mari says

    There is no need of CM to visit the centre with so many personnels with him. He should make sure relevant departments work better through governance. It is shameful that a number of people walking through the students while they are taking the test.

  2. Ahmed says

    KPK educational institutions are notorious for cheating and use of unfair means so this is not new and cannot be checked in future as well. This is dangerous when youngsters enter noble profession of medical by theft.

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