Covid effect: 40% of MBBS students in Bihar fails to pass the exam

Medical college results in Bihar were a disappointment for both teachers and students this year as a record-high number of students fail to pass the exam.

A many as 40% of first-year MBBS students failed to clear their final exam results on August 30.A total of 1,172 first-year MBBS students, from nine medical colleges of Bihar, had appeared in the offline exams in March and of the lot, 447 failed. Considering such an unprecedented number of failures, the student wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) demanded a re-evaluation of the answer sheets.

Defending the high failure rate, the student wing cited the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students. Medical education has been imparted online to students due to the COVID-19 pandemic while the exams were held offline.

In the letter written to the governor-cum-chancellor, it was mentioned that of the total number of students who failed, 104 students were from Madhubani Medical College and 56 students were from the Bettiah Government Medical College.