Karachi students protest against PMC over ‘extra-syllabus’ exam – Newspaper | Rare Techy


KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Dozens of students staged a protest outside Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) shortly after the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) declared the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2022 result. Out-of-syllabus question in exam makes aspiring students lose from pursuing their ambition.

Many students raised placards and banners and shouted slogans demanding re-examination.

They claimed that the examination paper for students of Sindh prepared by DUHS had many questions which were not part of their syllabus unlike the papers in other parts of the country.

They also alleged that the DUHS management was indifferent to the concerns of the students.

The commission has started the re-checking of exam papers and students can apply till November 27

The protests, which remained largely peaceful, turned into a tense situation as students tried to enter the DUHS premises, forcing security to close the doors.

Senior politician Dr. The situation escalated when Farooq Sattar joined the protesters and entered the university by breaking the walls with other students.

The protest ended after Dr. Sattar held talks with the DUHS administration.

Addressing the protesters, Dr Sattar said that the PMC through DUHS has assured that a committee will look into the matter and recheck all the answer sheets within a week.

“I spoke to the students and they told me there were 35 syllabus questions in the exam,” he said, adding that it was unfair and unfair.

Checking the PMC again

PMC informed that the re-examination of MDCAT-2022 has started and will continue for five days.

The students have been advised to submit the application and recheck the papers by November 27.

“Students are advised to visit the website of their respective examination conducting university to apply for re-examination,” the PMC said.

Students have been asked to contact the concerned university in case of any errors or omissions in the result.

The commission uploaded the MDCAT result on the official website on Wednesday.

MDCAT is an aptitude test and must be qualified by doctors aspiring to get admission in medical and dental colleges. The test was conducted across the country on November 13 this year, as well as in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Published on November 25, 2022 in Dawn


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