After two months of arguments, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on petitions challenging the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET-16) held by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, for MBBS/BDS admission to government and private medical colleges.
While reserving the petitions, the high court bench of justice GS Sandhawalia said that the final judgment could be pronounced on Friday.
The exam was challenged on July 4 by Ravneet Kaur of Fatehgarh Sahib, seeking retest. It was alleged that the result to the June 10 exam was declared on the basis of percentile system in contravention to the provisions stated in the prospectus. It was also alleged that 110 questions were wrong.
The BFUHS had in its replies told the court that the exam was held in two shifts, thus it was inevitable to prepare the result on the percentile basis to normalise the difficulty level. It had stated that 14 questions were wrong for which all candidates were given equal marks. The state government, on specific queries from the high court, had submitted the university had taken due permission for changes made in the conditions from time to time.
The university is yet to announce dates for counselling as it has given an undertaking in high court that it would take prior permission for the same.