Retake of MDCAT Recommended Following Investigation into Alleged Paper Leak

The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) is set to be retaken following recommendations from an investigative committee. The panel was assigned to probe the alleged paper leak and has submitted its findings and recommendations to the Sindh Health Department.

The committee’s primary recommendation is for the MDCAT to be administered again, along with punitive measures against those implicated in the paper leak. A concise summary of the inquiry team’s suggestions has been forwarded to the provincial cabinet for review.

This development comes after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government decided to re-conduct the MDCAT due to the discovery of numerous students resorting to cheating through Bluetooth devices. In response, the government has enlisted the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the provincial Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to further investigate those involved in the scandal.

The scope of the investigation extends beyond students to include government officials, influential figures, and even parents. If any allegations against these individuals are substantiated, both the FIA and ACE are prepared to initiate legal proceedings. This approach to the investigation underscores the commitment to ensuring fairness and transparency within the MDCAT examination process.

The candidates can get detailed information regarding the MDCAT Investigation Committee Verdict and the recommended retake. The final decision on the matter will be made following a review by the provincial cabinet.

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