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HC rejects writ seeking cancellation of MBBS exam results

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The High Court has rejected the writ petition filed seeking cancellation of erroneous results of the MBBS admission test in the 2020-2021 academic years by preparing a new merit list.

A virtual HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sarder Md Rashed Jahangir passed the order on Thursday.

The court also added if any examinee has allegation on result, he/she can file an application to the Education Ministry. And the Ministry will solve the problem within seven days after investigation.

Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab filed the writ petition on May 19 on behalf of 324 candidates.

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

According to the rules of admission test promulgated by the Department of Health Education on February 8, if a candidate participates in the admission test for the second time while one is admitted in a medical college, his or her 7.5 marks will be deducted from the total marks.

Again, if a candidate passed the HSC examination last year, then 5 marks of the applicants will be deducted. But the published results show that this rule was not followed in the case of many candidates. Only 5 marks have been deducted from the 7.5 marks of the candidates. As a result, the merit list has been prepared for those candidates with more than 2.5 marks.

For the first time in a test where no number is to be deducted, a merit list has been prepared by deducting 5 marks from many candidates.

According to the textbook approved by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board, at least two objective questions were answered correctly in this year’s admission test. With that there was no correct answer to at least three impersonal questions.

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