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RGUHS cancels PG entrance test

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BANGALORE, FEB. 6. Due to technical errors discovered in the OMR sheets, the post-graduate entrance test (PGET) conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) was cancelled today evening. This followed widespread complaints about mistakes in the answer sheets by students.

The University Vice-Chancellor, Chandrashekara, confirmed that the test is now cancelled and will be reconducted after eight to 10 days. Several students had complained to the university about the errors, he said justifying the decision.

Over 9,400 candidates had appeared for the PGET here on Sunday for admission to medical and dental courses in its affiliated colleges.

The examination was held at nine centres across Bangalore and other centres in Mysore, Hubli and Bellary. The answers for the questions were also put up on the University website, (http://www.rguhs.ac.in), before complaints started pouring in from students across the State. The candidates were to be given a week's time to challenge the answers. The test results are scheduled to be announced next week.

The Vice-Chancellor received some complaints about the errors in the OMR sheet when he conducted surprise visits in some of the test centres in the city. Asked if an enquiry would be conducted into the incident, he said it would be done soon.

About 1,300 postgraduate medical and 350 dental seats were available under the government quota for admissions last year. This year, the availability could change slightly but the seats will be shared with the managements on a 50:50 ratio for medical colleges. The seat-sharing ratio for postgraduate dental seats is still not finalised.

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