Oct 14 MBBS entrance test scrapped

Kathmandu, November 19

Institute of Medicine today decided to cancel the MBBS entrance examination conducted on October 14.

IoM’s Examination Control Division 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 were leaked.

The committee had concluded that irregularities had taken place in the examination. The committee had reached the conclusion on the basis of TU investigation committee’s report, police report, the report submitted by the committee formed by Nepal Medical Council and legal advice. The reports revealed that the entrance examination wasn’t conducted in a fair manner.

Though the exam has been cancelled, the dates for fresh entrance test  has yet to be fixed. “The exam dates will be fixed tomorrow,” said Dr Rajendra Prasad Guragain, assistant dean, IoM.

Earlier, police had arrested over two dozen persons, including students, for cheating and helping test takers cheat in the MBBS entrance examination. Examinees had used sophisticated wireless devices to pass on questions to the racketeers, including doctors and educational consultancy operators, who helped the test takers write their papers for money.