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Amid paper ‘leak’ claims, result of dental officers’ test withheld

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Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, October 12

Following allegations of 'leaking' of question paper for the recruitment test for 1,017 posts of medical officers (general, dental) and pharmacy officers, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday withheld the result for the posts of medical officer (dental).

The BFUHS conducted the written test for recruitment in the state Health Department at various centres in the state on Sunday (October 11). For 500 posts of medical officers (general), 35 posts of medical officers (dental) and 482 posts of pharmacists, about 11,000 candidates had appeared in the test.

The controversy started when about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the starting of the test, the question paper for the medical officer (dental) test went viral on social media. The test had started at 11 am.

Investigation by the BFUHS found that the question paper was leaked from a centre at Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district. It is 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 to seek favour. While the BFUHS has already lodged a complaint with the Tarn Taran police, the candidate could score only 0.5 marks in the written test of 90 marks.

Another controversy erupted at an exam centre in Amritsar where a dental candidate allegedly used his "doctor-family's connections" to get a special seat in the office of the principal of a nursing college to write the exam. This arrangement for the candidate led to the university receiving many complaints. While the BFUHS has started a probe, his performance in the test was highly dismal. He scored minus 2 marks in the test of 90 marks.

Amidst the controversies, the university on Monday withheld the result of medical officer (dental) test. The result of medical officer (general) and pharmacists have been declared.


Mired in controversies

  • About 1 hour and 20 minutes before the test, the question paper for the medical officer (dental) test went viral on social media. The paper was leaked from a centre at Goindwal Sahib
  • In another controversy at an exam centre in Amritsar, a dental candidate allegedly got a special seat in the office of the principal of a nursing college to write the exam


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