Want to write PGET Mug up your home address too.
Beware, PGET candidates. If you want to write the test this
time, make sure you remember your residential address, or else you may not be allowed
into the examination hall. And this is just one of the four-tier screenings
you need to undergo before you put pen to paper. In view of a rise in the number
of impersonation cases, the post-graduate entrance test (PGET) for medical and dental
courses, conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges,
Karnataka (COMED-K), is set to become an elaborate affair. Around 18,418 candidates
are likely to take PGET, which is being held on February 12th, 2012 between 2.30
pm and 5.30 pm.
According to COMEDK chief executive A.S. Srikanth, “the first step is to ask a candidate
to write his/her address. Anyone can mug answers, but not the residential address.
This will be one of the tests before the real test begins”. The former civil servant
says “while people easily remember their address and write it in a flash, but when
they are asked to write any other persons address (in case of impersonators), it
would be difficult for them to do so”. The 2nd level is the identity card. The
candidate should show the identity proof “a card issued by the institution” before
entering the examination hall. The candidate must also show the same identity card
during the counselling process. During last year post-graduate entrance test, two incidents of impersonation
were detected. The authorities had caught a PG student of gynaecology from Calcutta
Medical College writing for a candidate from Andhra Pradesh. The former had been
In another incident, a candidate who had completed his MBBS from Mauritius was paid
3 lakh by a New Delhi-based candidate to write for him. Another condition is
that candidates must produce their latest passport photographs and admission tickets.
A challenge for the COMEDK staff is the frisking of students. After the All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) scandal in which a student was caught with
a mobile camera, while another candidate was caught with a mobile camera in the
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) entrance test on Sunday, the
COMEDK wants to tighten security. “It is impossible to frisk 18,000, odd candidates.
Therefore, we have kept the candidate’s invigilator ratio at 1:24 and ensure no
malpractice takes place”, said Srikanth. He said the COMEDK is now trying to find
ways to check malpractice in the UGET to be held later this year.
Courtesy: Times of India