Punjab medical, dental colleges entrance test 2012
Punjab medical, dental colleges entrance test on September 23
Lahore, Aug 27: University
of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof IA Naveed has said the
entrance test for admission to public and private sector medical and
dental institutions of the Punjab will be held on September 23 in 12
cities of the province including Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi,
Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sahiwal, D.G. Khan, Rahimyar
Khan and Hassan Abdal.
He was addressing an
orientation seminar on medical colleges' admission test at Allama Iqbal
Medical College on Saturday. About 3,000 students and their parents
attended the seminar. AIMC Principal Prof. Mahmood Shaukat was also
Prof. Naveed said there would be a single
question paper, consisting of 220 objective-type questions, divided into
four sections namely: Physics (44 questions), Chemistry (58 questions),
English (30 questions) and Biology (88 questions). The duration of the
test will be 150 minutes. The test will start at 09:00am on the
UHS VC further said that after the test,
candidates would be asked to answer an aptitude and feedback test for
which extra 30 minutes would be given. He clarified that this aptitude
test would have no weight in the entrance test score and would be used
for research purposes and further improve the system.
Naveed said that candidates who secured at least 60 percent marks in
FSc (Pre-Medical) or equivalent examination were eligible to apply for
the entrance test. Those awaiting result should provide a Hope
Certificate issued by the Principal of their respective institutions
clearly stating that the candidate was expected to secure at least 60
percent marks in his/her FSc or equivalent examination, he said, adding
that students, having domicile of any district of the Punjab, Islamabad,
Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, would be eligible to
take the test.
He informed the media that entrance test
kits would be available at UHS and other public sector medical and
dental colleges of the province from August 31. Last date for submission
of application will be September 09. Prof. Naveed said that candidates
would be allowed to choose the city from where they wished to appear in
the test. However, centre once allotted would not be changed
subsequently, he added.
Prof. Naveed advised candidates
to reach their respective centres at least one hour before the
commencement of the test, as centre would be closed at 08:15am and after
that nobody would be allowed to enter the examination hall.
have been further advised not to forget wearing their admittance cards
because nobody will be allowed to enter the venue and examination centre
without a valid admittance card issued by the university.
candidate will answer the test by filling circles on the response form.
Only one circle must be filled for one question. Filling more than one
circle for the single question will be considered as wrong answer",
Prof. Naveed explained.
He also warned that there would
be a negative marking in the test. For each wrong answer, one mark will
be deducted from the total score. Each correct answer will carry 05
Prof. Naveed advised candidates not to bring any
calculator, cell-phone or notes with them inside the examination hall.
"Candidates are only allowed to bring blue ballpoints with them but no
any markers or pencils", he added.
UHS VC further said
that UHS would continue with the "Self Scoring System" introduced by
university. The university will upload the answer keys of the question
paper on its website as soon as possible after the test. The candidates
will be able to calculate their scores with the help of carbonised copy
of their response form which they will retain after the test, he stated,
adding that the answer keys would also be published in the national
dailies next day.
According to regulations of Pakistan
Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the merit of a candidate will be
worked out by adding the marks of matriculation, intermediate and
entrance test in the ratio of 10:40:50 respectively, he concluded. The news
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Punjab youth sports festival kicks off
Lahore: The Punjab Youth Sports Festival 2012 began
throughout the province on Sunday with special dengue awareness campaign
on the sideline.
In Lahore, competitions in athletics, badminton, billiard, tape ball
cricket, arms wrestling, tug-of-war and volleyball started at 9am and by
noon the events were concluded except from some of the union councils
and towns where the last day's rain left the fields and ground
unplayable. Events in these localities were postponed for the next day.
At Union Councils 31 and 32, Baja Line A beat their B team 2-1 in
volleyball while Baray Mian Dars Reds defeated their Whites team 2-1 in
In arms wrestling, five bouts were held and the winners were Shahzad
Mahmood, Ijaz Nawaz, Suraj Mukhtar, Akash Sohail and Imran Zeeshan. They
beat Khalid Youhana, Zamran Hameed, Atif John, Najad Akram and Shahbaz
At the Government Science College, Wahadat Road, a total of 112
players participated in different events while 54 players from Union
Council 110 and 58 from Union Council 111 locked their horns for top
Some 55,200 Sports and Youth Development Councils at neighbourhood
and village level are participating in the festival being arranged with
the aim to revive sports culture and healthy activities.
In connection with special dengue awareness campaign, a walk was held
at the UC 1 and 2 and a seminar at UC 41 before the start of the
festival events. Dawn
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HED gets commerce education's control from Tevta
Lahore: Over the years, commerce education has remained a profitable business for
the private sector involved in the field. This is not just because of
ever growing demand of commerce education but also because of the lack
of public educational institutions offering the commerce stream. However
today, the situation is a bit different as many public colleges also
offer commerce education at intermediate, graduation and postgraduate
levels. Recently, the Punjab government shifted the entire component of
commerce education from the Technical Education & Vocational
Training Authority (Tevta) to the Higher Education Department.
almost a total of 118 institutes and colleges previously running under
the administrative control of Tevta across Punjab offering commerce
education from two-year Diploma in Commerce to BCom and MCom programmes
would be a part of the Higher Education Department, the controlling body
of public colleges of the province.
According to experts,
over the years, Tevta institutes had failed to attract maximum number
of students at Intermediate level as commerce education was offered as
diploma programme (C.Com & D.Com) unlike traditional certificate
programme (I.Com). They believe that the private sector was taking
advantage of this situation as unlike C.Com and D.Com programmes, more
students were getting enrolled in I.Com programme. They say there is
very little difference between content being taught at diploma (C.Com,
D.Com) and certificate (I.Com) hence there is need to remove this
discrepancy and introduce I.Com which is more acceptable and in demand
It is pertinent to mention here that at
present, examination boards across the province conduct the examination
for I.Com while the exams of C.Com and D.Com are conducted by the Punjab
Board of Technical Education (PBTE). Another interesting aspect
involving the exam is related to pass percentage which is 33 percent for
I.Com while for C.Com and D.Com it is 40 percent. The experts also
believe that there is need to introduce uniformity in this regard as
well because results affect the overall performance of a particular
The academic circles also suggest that the
government should form a committee comprising experts of the field in a
bid to introduce necessary reforms. The news
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