SHC Orders PMC from holding MDCAT on November 15
The Sindh High Court SHC has directed the has ordered to postpone the MDCATE Examination 2020 and directed to form an academic board and academic authority within 15 days. The PMC should finalise the MDCAT syllabus and then hold the exam, the court ordered.
The court noted that sections 4 and 18 of the Pakistan Medical Commission Act, 2020 are within the Constitution and that the PMC Admission Regulations 2020-2021 under Section 8 of the same act has been made legally, therefore the concept of holding MDCAT exams by admitting universities has ceased to exist.
Despite the PMC claiming that there is a common syllabus, the court cited an announcement that created uncertainty and gross confusion in the minds of the applicants.
In the light of order given by SHC, The PMC decided to Postpone the MDCATE 2020. Accordign to a Tweet by official resources of PMC.
“The MDCAT has been postponed by orders of the Honorable Sindh High Court. The rescheduled MDCAT examination date will be announced after compliance of the directions of the Honorable Court”
Students who are already registered for the examination were worried about their fees. However, the PMC clarified their concern in a tweet soon after the court order was passed.
“All students who registered for the MDCAT by 6th November shall be allowed to sit in the MDCAT with their existing registration and admit card/roll number slips, which have been issued to them,”
Remember that the MDCAT Test 2020 was decided to be conducted on 15 November 2020. But many students were not ready and complained for the insufficient preparation time and due to because of constant change of syllabus.