UHS entrance test | PU exams
36,000 to take UHS entrance test
Lahore, Sep 22: As many as 36,000 (11,000 males and 25,000 females) candidates shall
appear in the University of Health Sciences (UHS) entrance test on
Sunday (tomorrow) for admission to public and private sector medical and
dental institutions of Punjab.
The UHS has established 20
exam centres in 12 cities of the province, including Lahore,
Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha,
Rawalpindi, Hassan Abdal, Gujrat and Gujranwala. The test was also
scheduled to be held at DG Khan but the centre has been changed due to
the floods in the area and now the candidates of DG Khan centre shall
take their test at the Government Degree College for Boys, Muzaffargarh.
test shall start at 9am. The candidates, however, must reach their
respective centres at least one hour before the commencement of the test
as all the centres will be sealed at 8:15am and nobody will be allowed
entry into the centres after that.
In Lahore, three
centres have been set up in Examination Halls of Board of Intermediate
and Secondary Education, Lawrence Road, Examination Halls of Punjab
University, Wahdat Road; and Government Comprehensive Girls High School,
Wahdat Road. Around 10,500 candidates (3,000 males and 7,500 females)
shall take the test in the metropolis.
The test shall
comprise 220 multiple choice questions (MCQs), divided into four
sections, namely Physics (44 MCQs), Chemistry (58 MCQs), English (30
MCQs) and Biology (88 MCQs).
Duration of the test shall be
two and a half hours. After the main test, the candidates shall be
required to answer a separate test comprising questions related to
aptitude and feedback. An extra 30 minutes shall be given to the
candidates to answer this test which shall have no weightage in the
entrance test score.
Total marks of the test shall be
1,100. There shall be negative marking in the test and while 5 marks
will be awarded for each correct answer, one mark will be deducted for
each incorrect answer.
While giving briefing on the
arrangement of the test, UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof I.A. Naveed said that
the Punjab government had made immaculate arrangements for smooth
conduct of the entrance test. He said the district administration, under
the supervision of divisional commissioners and district coordination
officers concerned, had finalised the security and logistic plans at
their respective centres. He further said that DPOs would be responsible
for security and deployment of police personnel at the test centres in
their districts. Police would ensure extensive patrolling and proper
sweeping of the area before the commencement of the test, he said,
adding that walk-through gates and mobile jammers would be installed at
each centre. Restrictions would be imposed under Section 144 on the
entry of unauthorised persons in the premises of examination centres, he
The UHS VC further said that parents and other
attendants of the candidates would be provided with comfortable waiting
areas with drinking water and adequate toilet facilities, near
examination centres. He said the UHS would provide juice packets to the
candidates this year. Traffic police had been directed to make special
traffic and parking arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic near
the exam centres, he said, adding that effective measures had been taken
for dengue control at all the centres.
healthcare services will be ensured at all centres which include fully
equipped ambulances, doctors along with paramedics and emergency
medicines. Moreover, the nearest teaching hospital or district
headquarters hospital will be on high alert to ensure a state of
readiness to meet any emergency.
The UHS has already
issued roll numbers and instructions to the candidates. The candidates
are not allowed to bring any cell phones, calculators, laptops or notes
to the examination centres. No candidate will be allowed to enter the
centre without the admittance card issued by the university.
to the regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, it is
mandatory for a candidate to appear in the provincial entrance test
conduct by the UHS for admission to any public or private medical/dental
college of Punjab.
The merit of a candidate shall be
worked out by adding 10 percent of his/her matriculation or equivalent
examination marks, 40 percent of intermediate or equivalent examination
marks and 50 percent of entrance test marks.
candidates shall compete for 3,305 MBBS seats in 16 public sector
medical colleges and 216 BDS seats in three public dental colleges of
the province. Besides, there are 3,050 MBBS seats available in 28
private medical colleges and 715 BDS seats in 12 private dental colleges
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PU reschedules exams
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has changed schedule of several
examinations on account of Youm-e-Ishq Rasool (SAW) on Friday.
PU spokesperson said all the practical/viva voce of MA/MSc Part-I and
Part-II Annual Examinations 2012 previously scheduled for Friday had
been postponed and now will be held on 5th October and 2nd November 2012
Paper 4 "Production & Operation
Management" of MBA (31/2 years programme) Part II Annual Examination
2012 has also been rescheduled and now will be held on 5th October
instead of 21st September.
BS Applied Geology Second
Professional Annual Examination 2012's Practical Paper VII "Survey and
Mapping Techniques" has been rescheduled and now will be held on 5th and
6th October instead of 21st and 22nd September 2012. Time, place,
grouping and other dates of examinations will remain the same as already
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'PU should have expressed concern over BRTS' environmental effects'
Lahore: Punjab University administration should have shown their reservations
over the environmental effects of Bus Rapid Transit System and other
projects of the government as such projects have severely polluted the
Theses views were expressed by the
speakers in the inaugural session of Punjab Information Technology
University held here under the patronage of Mir Khalil ur Rahman
Memorial Society (MKRMS) and Punjab University.
Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director Dr Sohail Naqvi said that
Punjab University should have condemned or shown reservations over the
government projects, including Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), as it
had polluted the whole environment. He said that unfortunately the
university and other research departments concerned did not bother to do
so which could be considered as a crime.However, he said that present
pace of research in Pakistan could bring Pakistan on top in research
oriented countries in next decade. He said that before HEC, the
universities of Pakistan were not considered in raking of international
universities. He said that quality should be assured in education
Talking about the importance of research, he said
that after conducting a research it was possible for the government to
overcome dengue virus. He stressed the need to adopt innovations and
experiments to bring about change in all sectors.
University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said bureaucracy was behind
the mess in Pakistan and due to its shortsightedness it did not take
effective measures on important issues. He would have sent bureaucrats
to obtain PhD before their joining civil services, if he would have been
given an authority, Kamran added.
He termed Pakistan a
sleeping giant which according to him was awakening with the help of the
media. He was of the view that media was playing a key role in making
people aware of what was happening around the globe and what were the
needs of modern era.
Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal said
Pakistan could be benefited a lot from education sector if special
attention was given to information technology (IT) based education. He
said Pakistan needed a change in its education system which could
produce professionals rather than clerks. He said Pakistani nation had a
great potential to fight at every level and only thing required was
sincerity from everyone especially from the leaders of the state. He
said in future, after conducting mineral resources and geological
surveys, courses of education should be composed.
Information Technology Board Chairman Dr Umar Saif said new campus of IT
University would be constructed near airport in which different masters
programmes related to IT sector would be entertained. He also expressed
his hope that research of international standard would be conducted in
the new campus.MKRMS Chairman Wasif Nagi said the countries which put IT
sector on priority were leading the world.
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Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) has donated 110 e-books and two
data bases to the Lasbela University of Agriculture Water and Marine
Sciences (LUAWMS), Baluchistan.
A press release on
Thursday said Dean Faculty of Bio-Sciences Prof Dr Ijaz Ahmad presented
the e-books and the data bases to LUAWMS Librarian Muhammad Hashim
The data bases are of the veterinary sciences and
animal production, which cover the period of 1972-2007 and 1987-2007,
Prof Ijaz said UVAS would extend all-out
academic and technical assistance to the Lasbela University in
developing its library to meet the needs of students and faculty. The news
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