FMGE question paper, answer key up for sale on social media; Kerala cyber police register case

The Kerala Cyber ​​police on Thursday registered a case after it was announced on social media that the question paper and answer key of the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) were available for sale.

FMGE question paper, answer key up for sale on social media; Kerala cyber police register case

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cyber ​​Police on Thursday registered a case following an announcement on social media that the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) question papers and answer keys were up for sale. However, it should be noted that the National Board of Medical Sciences Examination (NBEMS) is scheduled to conduct the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination June-2024 on July 6, 2024. The exam will be conducted in two shifts.

The City Cyber ​​Crime Police in Thiruvananthapuram has registered a case against groups advertising the sale of question papers for the July 6 exam on Telegram groups, a state police spokesperson said, reports news agency PTI. The case has been registered under the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act 2024, the first of its kind in the state to be registered under this law, the spokesperson said in a statement.

As part of efforts to detect such frauds, the cyber division of the police has started 24×7 cyber patrolling on social media platforms, including various Telegram channels.

Talking about the FMGE exam pattern, the exam consists of one paper, which contains 300 multiple choice questions and is administered using a computer network as per the prescribed scheme. Each question will have 4 response options/deviations in the English language only. Candidates are required to choose the correct/best/most appropriate response/answer from the 4 response options given in each question.

FMGE-Screening Test has been introduced through Screening Test Regulations 2002. As per the regulations, “Any Indian citizen/foreign national possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of obtaining provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after 15.03.2002 shall pass a screening test conducted by the authority prescribed for that purpose in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Act. As per Screening Test Regulations 2002, the responsibility of conducting the screening test has been entrusted to the National Board of Medical Examinations (NBEMS).

If a candidate is found indulging in any of the following during the training/examination, he/she will be treated as having used unfair means. For more details visit the official website https://natboard.edu.in/ and https://nbe.edu.in/.

(With PTI inputs)




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