Baba Farid College cancels examination for dental medical officers after query paper leaks

Balwant Garg
Tribune News Service
Faridkot, October 15

Two days after there were allegations of “leakage” of a question paper for the recruitment of medical officers (dental) in the state health department, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) which had conducted this test on October 11, announced the cancellation of the test.

The test will now be conducted on October 22. New admit cards examination will be uploaded on the university website, said the registrar.

On October 11, BFUUHS had conducted a test for 1,017 posts of medical officers (general and dental) and pharmacy officers.

About 11,000 candidates had appeared in the recruitment test for 500 posts of medical officers (general), 35 posts of medical officers (dental) and 482 posts of pharmacists.

After the test, there were allegations of leakage of a question paper for the post of medical officer (dental) from an exam centre at Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district. It was alleged that one of the candidates gained entry into the exam hall with a mobile phone. He allegedly used WhatsApp to send the question paper outside the exam hall. While the BFUHS has already lodged a complaint with Tarn Taran police against the dentist, who could score only 0.5 marks in the test out of 90 marks.

The BFUHS had approached the state government and suggested cancelling the exam as the police investigation will take some time. After getting permission from the state government, the university cancelled the medical officer(dental) test and announced the new date for this exam.

While the BFUHS had withheld the result of medical officer (dental) test. The result of the medical officer (general) and pharmacists was declared.

The medical university on Thursday started the verification of documents of all candidates for Medical officer (general)) posts who have qualified the test held on October 11. Only those candidates who have scored a minimum of 33 per cent marks in the written test are being considered as eligible for document verification.

The total number of candidates called for document verification is 3 times the number of vacancies.

Keeping in view COVID-19 pandemic, candidates alone are allowed to attend the document verification. Wearing of face mask by all candidates is mandatory and thermal screening of each candidate has been made mandatory. Candidates have been asked to carry their own drinking water and they are required to bring their own hand sanitizer.

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