The Sindh caretaker provincial government has officially announced the rescheduling of the MDCAT for 2023, bringing clarity to the previous doubt surrounding this matter. The re-conducted MDCAT will be administered in collaboration with the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and is scheduled to take place at the Karachi Expo Centre from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m on November 19th, 2023.
In an effort to uphold the integrity of the examination, the Sindh Health Department has outlined strict security measures. This includes comprehensive body searches of all candidates before they are allowed to enter the examination hall. Additionally, candidates are strictly prohibited from bringing mobile phones, calculators, and other electronic devices. Furthermore, the presence of parents and relatives of the candidates will not be permitted in or around the examination center.
The decision to reschedule the MDCAT was made in response to a report from an inquiry committee. The committee’s findings revealed that the MDCAT paper had been leaked approximately four to five hours before the test, which was initially scheduled for September 10.
The MDCAT cheating scandal had significant results, leading to the arrest of numerous students allegedly involved in cheating through the use of Bluetooth devices during the test. Some reports even suggested that VIP passes were issued to candidates in exchange for payments, facilitating access to solved exam papers.