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High Court issues rule over cancellation of MBBS admission test results

  • Published at 12:02 am August 30th, 2021
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According a writ petition, results of admission test for 2020-2021 academic year contained numerous errors and major inconsistencies

A High Court Division bench on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the published results of the medical admission test should not be declared invalid and why the question papers and answer sheets of the admission test should not be submitted to the court.

The bench comprising Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order.

The secretary of the Ministry of Health, the secretary of the Education Ministry, the director general and director of the Medical Education Division and the director general of the health directorate have been asked to respond to the rule within next 10 days.

Barrister Md Humayun Kabir, counsel for the writ petitioner, informed the media about the court order.

Earlier, a writ petition was filed on behalf of 195 MBBS admission candidates for declaring erroneous results of the MBBS admission test in the 2020-2021 academic year as out of legal jurisdiction and for directing them to submit the question papers and answer sheets to the court.

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According to the petition, the results of the MBBS admission test for the 2020-2021 academic year, published on April 4, contained numerous errors and major inconsistencies.

According to the admission test rules promulgated by the Medical Education Division last February, if a candidate participates in the admission test for the second time while he is admitted to a medical college, 7.5 marks will be deducted from his obtained marks.

Moreover, if a candidate participates in the medical examination for the second time, 5 marks will be deducted from the obtained marks. 

None of the rules were followed in case of some students.

The writ further states that in this year's admission test, at least two objective questions had multiple correct answers, according to the textbooks approved by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board. At the same time there was no correct answer to at least three questions.

Widespread inconsistencies have also been observed in the filling of reserved district and tribal quota seats.

Numerous ordinary students have been selected for the reserved seats in the tribal quota, says the writ.

As a result of compiling the merit list keeping in mind these errors and inconsistencies, many deserving and meritorious candidates have been deprived of admission to the medical colleges.

For these reasons, students have repeatedly requested the authorities concerned to publish the new merit list by cancelling the published results and correcting the errors and inconsistencies, but no visible action has been taken.

Instead of on the basis of faulty merit list, the Medical Education Division has been conducting admission process in medical colleges from May 22, 2020-2021 academic year, the writ petition said.