The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced a series of stringent measures to ensure the integrity of the upcoming Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) retake exam. This decision comes in response to a previous incident where several students were found cheating using Bluetooth devices during the test. The retake is scheduled for November 26th.
One of the key measures being implemented is the suspension of mobile tower services near examination centers during the test hours. This move is aimed at preventing any form of electronic cheating. In addition, the KP Police, in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), are working tirelessly to prevent a recurrence of the earlier cheating incident.
The Peshawar Police have been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the printing and handling of test materials. To further enhance security, walk-through gates and CCTV cameras will be installed at all exam centers across the province. Female police officers will also be deployed to bolster security measures.
In an effort to make the test more accessible to candidates, the authorities have established exam centers in 11 districts of the province, including Peshawar, DI Khan, Kohat, Mardan, Lower Dir, Swat, and Abbottabad.
The Khyber Medical University will provide information about duty staff for the exam, excluding administrative officials from different departments. This step is taken to maintain impartiality during the conduct of the exam.
These measures reflect the KP government’s commitment to uphold the integrity of the MDCAT examination and ensure a fair and transparent process for all candidates.