"MP high court will decide the new date for the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2015," said Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC) member Dr Ajay Goenka.
DMAT-2015 exam was cancelled due to the power failure at few centres in Chandigarh, the unavailability of net connection along with other problems had the candidates agitated, which led to commotion at exam centres in Chandigarh, Indore and Jabalpur.
The exam was conducted on September 20 at 87 test centres in eight states. A total of 18,000 aspirants had registered to appear for the competitive exam, and 9,000 candidates took the exam.
According to the reports, coaching institute for medical entrances in Chandigarah said, "This is a sad state of affairs. With glitches in so many medical entrance tests (AIPMT, PMET and now DMAT), the students get more stressed and have to begin preparation all over again. The authorities should use secure measures and have back-ups ready in case of an emergency, like the power failure during DMAT. They should make sure that the exam, whether online or offline, is conducted smoothly and the students don't have to suffer
Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 12, however, there were complaints regarding alleged irregularities in the scanning of OMR answer sheets. Thus, a court ordered the Association to postpone the exam, and the date was shifted to September 20.