Re-conduct MBBS entrance exam, demands FSU

Kathmandu, November 7

Free Students Union of the Institute of Medicine under Tribhuvan University has demanded that the latter re-conduct MBBS entrance examination.

Police had arrested around 30 persons, including students, for cheating and helping test takers cheat in MBBS entrance examination held by the IoM on October 14.

A press release issued by FSU today said, “The IoM has yet to speak about the fate of the MBBS entrance examination held on October 14. Police have already established that question paper had been leaked. Hence, we demand that IoM re-conduct the examination by cancelling the previous one.”

A joint team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division and Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu,  had arrested 11 suspects from Arunima Secondary School exam centre in Nayabasti, Kathmandu-6, and nearby hotels for helping examinees write their papers using wireless electronic devices.

Police continued the operation and arrested 19 more suspects from exam centres in Chabahil, Swoyambhu and Kamalpokhari. The examinees used sophisticated wireless devices to pass on questions to racketeers, including doctors and educational consultancy operators, who helped the test takers write their papers for money, police said.

Android mobile phone sets, laptops, bluetooth devices and wireless ear plugs are among the gadgets recovered by police. Most of the arrestees, who helped the examinees cheat, are Indian.

Preliminary investigation shows that the racket had targeted to collect over Rs 50 million by helping 500 students cheat via wireless gadgets. Similarly, five persons, including Suresh Sah, 24, were arrested for taking MBBS entrance test on behalf of others. Some consultancy operators have also been arrested for investigation.