Mild tension prevailed at NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada on Tuesday, when the final-year MBBS students from Siddhartha Medical College tried to meet the Registrar of the University to take up the issue of question paper leak in the AP PG Medical Entrance examination -2014. Police had to intervene to set things in order.
The PG aspirants alleged that the question paper was leaked and it benefited the affluent students from the management quota. According to AP Junior Doctor Association president Kranti Kumar, the question paper leak was evident from the fact the students who had not fared well in the MBBS semester examinations and other all-India PG examinations such as NIMS and JIPMER, had done exceptionally well in the AP PG Medical Entrance.
According to another PG aspirant, this year’s paper was the most difficult one in the last 10 years, and despite that this set of students faring well, enhances our suspicion. “In the PG examination the standard toppers marks hover around 150 out of 200. But mediocre students scoring over 175 in this year, cannot be accepted by us,” he said.
Mr. Kranti Kumar told The Hindu that it could be the brainchild of the same set of students who were involved in the Chandigarh PG entrance test scam. “One among them who is currently pursuing his MBBS and is one among the toppers in the PG examination, was in police custody also,” he said.