University of Health Sciences MBBS entry test
UHS asked to postpone MBBS entry test end of August
Lahore, July 03: The General Council of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) has
recommended that the University of Health Sciences (UHS) be asked to postpone
the entry test for admission to the medical colleges until the end of August so
that the candidates may have enough time for the preparation, sources in the
PMDC said on Friday.
The sources said that the council suggested that the UHS
be asked to take the test immediately after the announcement of FSc result in
August. The Council members were of the view that the date of entry test was
fixed for July 20 while the FSc exams were still in progress, and there would be
only two weeks for the students to prepare for the test.
The students at
present are on the 2nd year syllabus and traditionally they go through the
revision of 1st year syllabus after the exam and usually by joining various
tuition centres/academies. It is therefore, evident that the students will not
be able to prepare well. In any case there is no plausible hurry to hold the
test since the FSc result will be declared towards the end of August or beyond
that and holding the test before that carries no logic.
The meeting further
said that the eligibility given in the advertisement was a combination of the
first year result and a certificate from the principal of the college on the
prospects of the candidate. This appeared to be the first such arrangement.
Also, thousands would appear and might not have 65 per cent marks qualification
when the FSc result was declared. This would become a large exercise without any
focus. The UHS data shows that around 14,000 of the 22,000 candidates passed
when the criteria was set at 40 per cent passing marks. An in-depth study
reveals if the passing marks of 60 per cent were to be applied, the number of
successful candidates would drop to 6,000. In 2009, the success rate was 60 per
cent with the new criteria it would be 30 per cent (6,000 out of 22,000).
The data shows that aggregate of FSc marks is 890 and the UHS entry test is 672.
Thus for a host of reasons, a given set of candidates tend to score 25 per cent
marks lesser in the UHS as compared to FSc. Needless to say that FSc system has
been evolved over the years and is a better assessment. Logically therefore the
UHS pass percentage should be lower around 40 per cent. It may therefore be
asked to bring down the previous pass percentage of 40 per cent or evolve a
logical percentage in consultation with stake holders. Also, the UHS should
follow the minimum FSc marks criteria of 60 per cent as approved by the
A review of admissions in the private medical colleges in the last two
years reveals that only 30 to 40 per cent of candidates of most colleges
achieved more than 60 per cent pass marks criteria. Application of the new
criteria as advertised will wipe out 60 to 70 per cent of the prospective
affording candidates and leave students/parents in a quandary. With the recent
events of Central Asia and few colleges refusing admission in China, the future
of a large segment of youth will be jeopardized. The UHS may be asked to revert
to the pass percentage of 40 per cent. Doubts have also arisen on whether the
UHS is going to follow the decisions of the PMDC General Council on the
acceptance of SAT II score of 550 for the Foreign Students and Overseas
The Council was explicit in its decisions of May 10 where in
both the categories were exempted from the entry test. The UHS may be asked to
adhere to the decisions of the council in letter and spirit in that SAT II of
550 marks be accepted for Foreigners and Overseas Pakistan. The nation
"plz tell me how to prepare for medical college admission test"
"just go thru the course books thoroughly and buy few MCQ books,and practice MCQs in timed mode.you will do well inshAllah.Good luck"
Name: dr.yasir ali
City, Country: lahore
"plz tell me how to prepare for entry test of MBBS university health of science"
City, Country: firstname.lastname@example.org
"entry test rule is so bad.i do,nt like that.this is an open injustice to those student who had to pay a lot of money for expenses for f.sc and test . so bad................"
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan)
"negative marking in entry test is a very bad thing,think about it plzzz"
City, Country: hafizabad,pakistan
"plz tell me that i got 602marks in entry test should i apply for private colleges which are affliated with uhs test"
City, Country: pakistan
"allah par barosa rako or razan me ibadat karo q k sab kuch allah k haat me he. maa baap se dua mango..."
Name: mursalin sikandry
City, Country: bannu pakistan
"brothers plz tell me is the entry test easy or strict?"
Name: hassan tariq
City, Country: lahore
"am currently doing my A levels and i intend to apply for government medical university. please please can anyone tel me how i shud prepare for my entry test as i have heard it is f.sc based. so should i prepare from f.sc course books?"
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan
"I need best friends"
Name: Malik Ahmed
City, Country: Mansehra Pakistan
"u have made an entry test like a fear for normal students pLEASE solve this issue as early as possible .please enhance the number of seats as well.thank full to you"
City, Country:taxila .pakistan
"AOA,main ny 2009 mai fsc clear ki hy,kia mai 2011 k entry test mai appear ho skti hun?and mainy sindh sy fsc ki hy, plzz btain mjy problem tou ni hogi yahan pai?"
Name: hina hameed
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"WELL i believe dis is fair enuf...i mean dis system haveing entry test is ool cox dat filters out da non-deserving students.....but pls it wud be very kind of da authorities if they provide us vd more information regarding da applying criteria."
Name: ASMA IFITKHAR
City, Country: LAHORE,PAKISTAN
"when will be the entry test of medical colleges 2011 and how can i apply for the test."
Name: Rahma Sohail
City, Country:murree pakistan
"please tell me the date of entry test?when it will be held.m waiting for your reply.pleaseeeee"
City, Country:sialkot pakistan
"please send me the detail of MBBS entry test and last date. please"
Name: Rana Ishfaq Ahmed
"to clear entry test is really tough..negative marking nae honi chaye..."
Name: Aima Shafiq
City, Country:gujranwala, Pakistan
"please tell me the date of mbbs entry test...:-( i am so worried about this."
City, Country: Islamabad,Pakistan
"Being a teacher I want to suggest to the students that If you are true in your aim, then Inshallah Allah will bless you."
Name: Muhammad Imran Rashid
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
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Entrance test for engineering varsities
Lahore: The University Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore,
on Friday announced the schedule for combined entrance test for admission to
engineering universities and colleges of Punjab for which admission forms can be
submitted from July 13 to July 28, 2010. The combine test would simultaneously
be held on August 8 (Sunday) 2010 at 9am at seven centres, including the UET
Lahore, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, Islamia University,
Bahawalpur (IUB), University ff Gujrat, Gujrat, University of Engineering and
Technology (UET), Taxila, Siddeeq Public School, Rawalpindi, and NFC Institute
of Engineering, Faisalabad. The news
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PU begins to verify degrees of 313 parliamentarians
Lahore: A 16-member team, comprising of "expert and honest
officials" from Punjab University's (PU) "secrecy branch", the examination and
registration branch have started the verification process of 313 degrees of
parliamentarians, Daily Times learnt on Friday.
This 16-member team will
verify the degrees within the deadline announced by the Higher Education
Commission (HEC). Separately, the PU has exhibited strict security measures to
avoid the influence of any parliamentarians.
According to a senior
official of the PU, the officials checking the degrees are facing difficulties
as these degrees are not saved in the computerised record of the PU and they
have to verify them by referring to the old gazette notifications.
Codes: The PU Controller Examination Department following the sensitivity of the
matter have given secret codes to the degrees and only the engaged officials are
allowed to have access to these codes in order to monitor the process.
Two committees had already been set up for the degree reviewing process.
Under the supervision of these two committees, 16 of the PU officials started
the verification process of the 313 degrees that were received by the varsity a
couple of days ago.
According to the sources, the HEC, a couple of days
ago, sent the photocopies of around 419 degrees of various parliamentarians.
Around 313 of these were sent to the PU, 106 to the Karachi University while
some degrees were sent to universities abroad.
PU Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran, following the instructions of the HEC, set up a
seven-member committee to monitor the process while two other committees were
set up for supervision to ensure the transparency of the process.
According to a PU senior official, an internal committee has also been
set up, comprising Controller of Examinations Dr Zahid Karim Khan.
committee will supervise the status of the degree by checking admission forms,
role numbers, names, father names and other related documents. It will work in
collaboration with the 16-member team and will check the degrees for any faults
According to the PU Examination Department official, the
university has adopted a "highly secretive" method of verifying the degrees by
giving secret codes to the degrees, adding that the degrees of Prime Minister
Yousaf Raza Gillani, Chaudhry Nisar, Sardar Asseff Ahmad Ali, Jahangir Badr,
Babar Awan, Hamza Shahbaz, Hanif Abbasi, Sameena Ghurki, Sumera Malik, SM Zafar
are also included among the 313 degrees. These degrees have also been given
codes but specific methods have been adopted to check these degrees in order to
nullify any influence or disturbance from elements inside or outside the
Re-check: He said that after the approval given by the first
committee, the committee set up by the PU VC, headed by the PU Dean of Life
Sciences Prof Dr Shahida Hussnain, would review it again and then issue the
guarantee of its authenticity.
After the final verification of the
degrees by this committee the PU Controller of Examinations will issue a
clearance letter, after which the VC will sign the degrees and send them back to
the HEC within two weeks. Daily times
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IUB gets 19 degrees for verification
Bahawalpur: The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) administration has
received degrees of 19 MPs for verification.
A source said on
Friday that the parliamentarians included six MNAs. The IUB has been asked to
return the degrees after verification by July 13. One of the MPAs included in
the list is the member of the IUB Syndicate.
The MNAs are Sheikh Aftab
Ahmad (NA-57), Tariq Mahmood Bajwa (NA-75), Mudassar Qayyum Nahra (NA-100),
Muhammad Hayat Khan (NA-170), Arif Aziz Sheikh (NA-183) and Javed Iqbal Warraich
The MPAs are Saima Aziz (reserved seat), Samina Naveed
(reserved seat), Amina Jahangir (reserved seat), Dr Malik Mukhtar Ahmad (MBBS
degree), Mian Shahid Hussain, Dr Tanveerul Islam (MBBS degree), Makhdoom
Iftikhar Hasan Gilani, Tariq Amin Hotiyana, Sardar Muhammad Afzal Tutla, Shaukat
Mahmood Basra, Qazi Ahmad Saeed, Ijaz Shafi and Baseer Ahmad Khattak. Dawn
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