MDCAT Retake Ordered After Paper Leak Confirmed in Sindh

In a significant development, the caretaker provincial government of Sindh has officially announced a new date for the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). The test, initially marred by allegations of paper leaks, is now set to be re-conducted on November 19, 2023. Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the examination this time. The venue for the re-test is the Karachi Expo Centre, with the examination scheduled to take place from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

This decision to re-conduct the MDCAT comes in the wake of confirmed paper leaks, prompting the caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh to order the re-examination based on recommendations from an inquiry committee. To ensure accountability and justice, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been tasked with investigating and prosecuting those involved in the paper leak.

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Notably, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) has also decided to re-administer the MDCAT, setting its retake date for November 26. The Khyber Medical University (KMU) will oversee this re-test, and the FIA will assist in upholding transparency during the examination.

A reassuring aspect for students is that there will be no additional fee charged for the retake exam, offering relief to the candidates affected by the unfortunate incident of paper leakage. These measures reflect the government’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the MDCAT and ensuring a fair and transparent process for all aspiring medical and dental students.

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