UHS medical and dental institutions entrance test 2013
42,000 to take UHS entrance test
Lahore: Around 42,000 candidates shall appear in the
University of Health Sciences (UHS) entrance test on Sunday (Sept 22)
for admission to public and private sector medical and dental
institutions of Punjab.
The UHS has established 20 test centres in 12 cities of the province
including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar
Khan, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Hassan Abdal, Gujrat, Gujran-wala and DG
The test shall start at 9am on Sunday.
The candidates 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 to enter later.
In Lahore, four centres have been set up which include examination
halls of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lawrence Road;
examination halls of Punjab University, Wahdat Road; Government
Comprehensive Girls High School, Wahdat Road; and Government Pilot High
School, Wahdat Road. Around 12,000 candidates (3,800 male and 8,200
female) 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), English
(30) and Biology (88).
Total 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 will be provided 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 like previous years. Five marks will be awarded for
each correct answer, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect
Briefing on the arrangement of the test, UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof
Muhammad Aslam said the Punjab government had made immaculate
arrangements for smooth conduct of the entrance test.
The district administration, under the supervision of the respective
divisional commissioners and district coordination officers, had
finalised the security and logistic plans at their centres, Prof Aslam
He said the district police officers would be responsible for
security and deployment of police personnel at test centres in their
respective districts. 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 on the premises of examination
centres, the UHS VC said.
He said parents and other attendants of the candidates would be
provided with comfortable waiting areas, with drinking water and
adequate toilet facilities, near examination centres. The UHS would
provide juice packets to the candidates this year as well. Traffic
police had been directed to make special traffic and parking
arrangements near the centres, he said adding that effective measures
had been taken for dengue control at all the centres.
Emergency healthcare services will be ensured at all centres which
would include fully equipped ambulances, doctors along with paramedical
staff and emergency medicines. Moreover, the nearest teaching hospital
or district headquarters hospital would be on high alert to meet any
The UHS has already issued roll numbers and instructions to the
Candidates are not allowed to bring any cell phones, calculators,
laptops or notes to the examination centre. No candidate will be allowed
to enter the centre without the admittance card issued by UHS.
According to the regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council,
it is mandatory for a candidate to appear in the provincial entrance
test conducted by UHS for admission to any public or private
medical/dental college of the Punjab.
The merit of a candidate shall be worked out by adding 10 per cent of his/her
matriculation examination marks, 40 per cent of intermediate marks and 50 per cent of entrance test marks.
These candidates shall compete for 3,405 MBBS seats in 17 public
colleges and 216 BDS seats in three public dental colleges of the
Besides, there are around 3,000 MBBS seats available in 28 private
medical colleges and 700 BDS seats in 12 private dental colleges of
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Inordinate delay in BZU BS programme results
Multan: Thousands of students doing bachelor of
science from six colleges affiliated with the Bahauddin Zakariya
University (BZU) are awaiting results of different semesters since long
despite their promotion into next semesters.
The four-year programme was launched in Govt Emerson College, Multan,
Government Degree College for Women (recently merged into Women
University), Government Post-Graduate College, Sahiwal, Government
College for Women, Sahiwal, Government College, DG Khan and Government
College for Women, DG Khan.
Students told APP that they were not only waiting for the results
anxiously, but were also worried about their future which was currently
at the mercy of BZU's examination wing.
A BS student told this agency on the condition of anonymity that he
was studying in the third semester but the result of first semester was
yet to be declared.
BZU Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Muhammad Farooq said the
Bachelor of Science (BS) programme was introduced haphazardly without
addressing legal issues which caused hurdles in the smooth functioning
of the system.
He said after the marking of first semester papers, the examiners
could not be paid remuneration owing to absence of rules for payment.
Subsequently, the examiners refused to mark papers for next semesters.
"Now I have got approval from the VC to make payment to them." He said
BZU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khawaja Alqama had constituted a six-member
committee to resolve the issues related to BS programme which would meet
on Sept 25.
He hoped the delayed results would be announced by the last week of the current month. app
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One-year BEd diploma to end
Lahore: Following National Education Policy 2009, one year B.Ed diploma will be ended in
2018 as four-year BEd Honors degree programme has been started.
According to a press release issued on Friday, this policy will be
implemented in government colleges for Elementary Teacher Education.
Previously, three-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) was being
awarded to all such colleges but the same has now been changed to
four-year B.Ed Honors degree. The news
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Agri varsity VC asked to clear pensions
Lahore: Punjab ombudsman Javed Mahmood has directed the
University of Agriculture Faisalabad vice chancellor to pay pension to
all retired employees within a month without making any excuse of a lack
In a directive issued on Thursday, the ombudsman said even salaries
of employees could be withheld for the payment of pension as paying dues
to retired employees was as important as to the serving ones.
He said protecting perks and privileges of all employees of
veterinary college (once allied with the varsity) was the responsibility
of the university and the matter of payments to pensioners must not be
complicated by relating it with the intricacies of the Veterinary
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Two UET officials penalised
Lahore: The University of Engineering and Technology
Syndicate imposed penalty of compulsory retirement on varsity's
Architecture and Planning faculty dean and dismissed a senior medical
officer from service on charges of corruption and bringing bad name to
UET Architecture and Planning Faculty Dean Prof Dr Ihsanullah Bajwa
and Senior Medical Officer Dr Qamar Rafique, who were also serving as
UET Housing Society president and secretary, respectively, were charged
with corruption in the purchase of land.
The Syndicate also dismissed varsity's former registrar Col Abdul Rauf for working against the interests of the university.
UET Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Akram said Prof Bajwa and Dr Rafique
were penalised for corruption and the Punjab Cooperatives Department had
established the charges.
Stating that the Punjab Cooperatives Department would recover the
money, he added, the Syndicate took the disciplinary action for causing
damage to the name of the university and interests of the university
employees. Prof Bajwa did not respond to repeated calls and an SMS.
About former registrar's dismissal, the VC said Rauf had been
dismissed after issuing him one-month notice. He said Rauf was also
working against the interests of the university and was writing letters
to the governor and the chief justice. He had also concealed various
papers and applications filed for the post of registrar. Dawn
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