The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2023-24 was held afresh on Sunday across Sindh in which over 41,000 students appeared in the examination, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel.
The earlier held test was cancelled after complaints of cheating.
A total of 4,790 seats, including 3,600 for MBBS and 1,190 for dental studies, are available in public and private medical institutions across the province. The examination, which commenced at 10:30 am, spans four designated centres: the Expo Centre in Karachi, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro, Bilawal Sports Complex in Shaheed Benazirabad, and the Police Training School bus terminal in Larkana.
In Karachi, 15,000 students took the test, followed by 13,000 in Jamshoro, 4,000 in Benazirabad (Nawabshah), and 9,000 in Larkana. Strict security measures were implemented to prevent any irregularities during the examination, as highlighted by Prof Nazli Hussain, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences and focal person for MDCAT.
She said strict security measures were taken to prevent use of unfair means during the paper.
Expressing their sentiments, the aspirants stated that they had very little time for test preparation. The sudden announcement of the test date caught many off guard, leading to some candidates experiencing health issues during the exam.
Nevertheless, the aspirants expressed their commitment to serving the nation in the field of healthcare upon achieving success.