The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has decided to conduct the re-examination of MBBS entrance exam on December 2.
The decision was taken by IoM’s entrance examination committee on Monday, a day after the IOM declared void the MBBS entrance examination held on October 14.
Following confirmation that the question papers of the test were leaked and there had been anomalies in the MBBS entrance exam, the Tribhuvan University (TU) Executive Council had authorized the IOM under the TU to take a call on the legitimacy of MBBS entrance exam held in October.
According to the news published in The Kathmandu Post, in this connection, the TU had dispatched a letter to the IoM on November 16 stating that there had been irregularities in the entrance exam and that it should take “necessary actions”.
Four days later, the IoM declared void the MBBS entrance exam on November 19.
Over 15 students and fraudsters were arrested from various exam centres on October 14 for using sophisticated wireless devices to cheat. The IoM then had decided to withhold the results to carry out an investigation.
Acting on the police investigation report, the medical council and the executive council of the university had concluded that the question papers were leaked and the entrance examination “invalid”.