IoM voids MBBS entrance exam, to fix new date soon

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 20, 2017-The Institute of Medicine under Tribhuvan University on Sunday declared void the MBBS entrance examination held on October 14 following confirmation that the question papers of the test were leaked.

The IoE decision came four days after the university Executive Council authorised the IoM to take the legitimate action on the issue. Acting on the police investigation report, the medical council and the executive council of the university had concluded that the question papers were leaked and the entrance examination “invalid”.  

Earlier on October 14, over 15 students and fraudsters were arrested from various exam centres for using sophisticated wireless devices to cheat. The IoM then had decided to withhold the results to carry out an investigation. The racket involved in helping students to cheat the examination was found in possession of answers to 60 multiple choice questions. When police tallied the answers with the questions, 14 answers were found matching the question paper. Based on this evidence, police concluded that the question paper was leaked. “We have decided to cancel the entrance, working on the directive from the TU Executive Council. The new dates will be fixed soon,” IoM Dean Dr Jagdish Chandra Agrawal told the Post.

A total of 8,827 students had appeared in the entrance examination conducted by IoM for 625 seats of seven medical colleges. The exam was held in 17 centres across the country. It was found that fake examinees were attending the exams in some centre while in others, students were found cheating using wireless electronic devices. 

Police has busted three rackets for their involvement in the incident. Investigations found that students had paid up to Rs500,000 to the fraudsters who had promised 

successful results. Police have filed a case under “organised crime”.

Published: 20-11-2017 10:45

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