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DMAT exam in Madhya Pradesh cancelled

DMAT exam in Madhya Pradesh cancelled
As Madhya Pradesh battles the ramifications of the multi-crore Vyapam scam, a top state examination body on Friday cancelled the July 12 examinations for admissions to private dental and medical colleges, with a whistleblower threatening to name judges allegedly involved in a scandal relating to it.

A day after Madhya Pradesh High Court directed The Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) to scan OMR answer sheets of each of the candidates who will write the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) on July 12, the apex body today postponed the scheduled examination.

"The exam was postponed because of technical reasons," APDMC Chairman, Dr V K Mahadik told PTI. APDMC conducts DMAT exam for granting admission to private dental and medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh.

The emerging DMAT scandal comes close on the heels of a raging controversy over the massive admission and recruitment Vyapam scam on which the Supreme Court yesterday ordered a CBI probe.

"For ensuring completion of all technicalities involved in the examination we need more time and therefore, decided to postpone it," the Chairman said.

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The APDMC has also put out a notice on the issue on its official website. It also said that the new date for the exam shall be notified separately.

A bench of MP High Court comprising the Chief Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice KK Trivedi yesterday directed the APDMC to scan the answer sheets of the candidates appearing in the 2015 Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) in all the nine examination centres of the state.

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