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MBBS entrance re-exam held

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Kathmandu :

Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, conducted re-entrance examination for MBBS at six different exam centres in the Capital today. “The exam was fair and peaceful,” informed Dr Rajendra Prasad Guragain, assistant dean, IoM.

“The number of candidates appearing exams decreased as some students already joined medical colleges affiliated to other universities. However, the number of absent students is being compiled from each centre,” said Dr Guragain.

IoM conducted re-entrance examination amidst tight security. Students had to enter from walkthrough gate. Metal detectors were used for security check at the entrance. Students weren’t allowed to bring calculator, mobile phone, Bluetooth devices, iPad, tablet, PC or any other electronic devices. They were also not allowed to take wallet or pen inside the exam hall.

“We even didn’t allow investigators and observers to take pen, mobile, wallet and watch inside the examination hall,” said Dr Guragain.

Spectacles of students were also checked by ophthalmologists. Students were allowed to wear their power glasses only after checking. Students weren’t allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam got over. “We have done all these to prevent irregularities in the examination,” informed Dr Guragain.

IoM, on November 19, had decided to cancel the MBBS entrance examination that was conducted on October 14. IoM’s Examination Control Division had decided to endorse Tribhuvan University Executive Committee’s directive and cancel the examination. TUEC had asked the IoM to scrap the exam. TUEC had sent a letter to the IoM on November 16 concluding that the question papers for MBBS entrance exam conducted by the IoM on October 14 had been leaked.

The committee had concluded that irregularities had taken place in the examination. The committee then had concluded on the basis of the TU investigation committee’s report, police report, the report submitted by the committee formed by Nepal Medical Council and legal advice. Earlier, police had arrested more than two dozen persons, including students, for cheating and helping test takers cheat in the MBBS entrance examination. Students had used wireless devices to pass on questions to racketeers, including doctors and educational consultancy operators, who helped the test takers write their papers for money.

Published : December 03, 2017 4:52 am