Khyber Medical University Sets New Date for MDCAT Retake in KPK: November 26 Confirmed

Khyber Medical University (KMU) in Peshawar has announced a new date for the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The test, which was originally scheduled for November 19, will now be retaken on November 26. This decision comes in the wake of a cheating scandal during the previous exam, where students were caught using Bluetooth devices, leading to the cancellation of the test.

KMU is taking steps to ensure the upcoming MDCAT is conducted with the utmost transparency. They have sought assistance from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the police to prevent any cheating incidents. Approximately 46,658 students have registered for the rescheduled test.

The KPK government had communicated with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) regarding the new test date. The government has also clarified that KMU will not collect additional fees from students who were already registered for the initial test.

This development follows a directive from the Peshawar High Court (PHC) to re-conduct the MDCAT within six weeks, emphasizing the importance of a fair and just examination process. Furthermore, KMU has taken decisive action against cheating students, banning 219 individuals from taking the MDCAT for a two-year period.

In summary, KPK’s MDCAT test, marred by a cheating controversy, will see a retake on November 26, with strict measures in place to maintain transparency. The postponement comes as the institution and authorities strive to ensure a fair and cheating-free examination environment for the thousands of aspiring medical and dental students.

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