A statement issued by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) states that students will be allowed to sit for the test scheduled to be held on November 29 only who had registered for the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) by November 6.
The statement further stated that only those students will be eligible to appear in the upcoming exam who had registered and were issued admit cards/ roll numbers before the November 15 test.
PMC is complying with a Sindh High Court judgment issued in the MDCAT case on November 11.
“All applicants who had applied to the PMC and their application forms were accepted before the cut-off date shall be allowed to attend the MDCAT with their same registration and admit cards if any issued to them,” reads the verdict.
According to the details, the high court had previously canceled the test and ordered PMC to form an academic board and examination authority to finalize the syllabus for the MDCAT before the test.
Since the National Medical & Dental Academic Board had not been formed under the Pakistan Medical Commission Act, 2020, the SHC had underlined that the “MDCAT cannot be conducted”.
Furthermore, SHC had also criticized a notification issued by the PMC regarding the syllabus on October 23, 2020, in which it said the students would have the option to mark any question they believed are out of syllabus in an objection to be provided at the examination center saying “created uncertainty and gross confusion and perplexity in the minds of all applicants” and terming it “unreasonable and nonstandard.