Medical & dental colleges entrance test guidelines
Guidelines for entrance test
|Lahore, Sep 09: The University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, has issued
guidelines to the students appearing in the entrance test on 14th for admission
in medical and dental colleges of the province.
In this regard, the UHS
organized an orientation seminar at Al-Hamra Hall on Monday.
students besides their parents or other relatives were present on the occasion.
The purpose of arranging the seminar was to prepare the students themselves
before entry test and to give them guidelines to avoid any mistake while
answering the questions.
Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Malik Hussain Mubashar said that UHS was conducting the entry test for
the first time this year, adding that MCAT would be mandatory for admission in
private sector medical and dental colleges.
According to the
instruction: The entry test will start exactly at 9:00 a.m. Candidates should
reach their respective centers one hour before the commencement of the test. No
candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after 8:45 a.m.
Every candidate must wear his/her admit card. No body would be allowed
to sit in the examination without admit card. Every candidate must bring with
him/her a clip board, and blue ball point pen. No mobile phones, blue-tooth,
notes, books, weapons, or any other device that can be used for communication or
can cause disturbance in the course of the test is permitted within the premises
of the centre.
There will be a total of 220 multiple-choice questions
(MCQs) and each student will have total time allowed 2 1/2 hours (150 minutes).
Total marks of the entry test will be 1100 and pass marks 440.
negative marking in the test. Each correct answer carries five (05) marks.
However, for each wrong answer one (01) mark will be deducted, the students were
informed. He informed the students that UHS has prepared specialized answer
sheet for entry test which will be called MCQ Response Form. All answers must be
given on the MCQ Response Form only by filling the relevant circle/bubble with
blue ball point pen.
The candidate should not mark answers on the
question paper. He also advised the students to read the "General Instructions",
given in the question paper, carefully before attempting it. Each question will
have four (04) responses (answers). One must select the right answer and fill
the relevant bubble/circle completely on the MCQ Response Form. Only one
circle/bubble must be filled for one question.
Erasing or filling
another circle/bubble for the same answer shall be considered as incorrect
answer. One candidate shall only be issued one MCQ Response Form. All rough work
must be done on the back side of the Question Paper (Not on the MCQ Response
Form). The UHS VC strictly warned against exchanging question paper or Response
Form with any other candidate during the test. The News
Separate entry tests for overseas Pakistanis
Lahore: University of Health Sciences will hold separate entry tests in the
first week of October, 2008 for the overseas Pakistanis, foreigners and students
of other provinces for admission in medical and dental colleges. It is for the
first time that a separate exam is being arranged for the outsiders.
entry test will be conducted by UHS, which is to conduct all the entry tests.
Before that King Edward Medical Administration used to conduct the entry test in
which there was no provision of participation of foreign students or Pakistani
students living abroad. The Pakistani expatriates who wanted to join the medical
profession back home have been pressing the govt to allow them to take part in
the entry test.
Meanwhile, UHS announced the date September 14, 2008 for the
entry test for the students from Punjab, which is too limited a time for the
overseas students to complete their preparation. Hence, UHC fixed first week of
October for the overseas' students.
It is pertinent to mention here that UHS
was allowed to conduct entry test when the chief minister had made announcement
in this regard few weeks ago. The management of UHS, however, gave no sufficient
time period to the students studying abroad or overseas Pakistanis and announced
September 14 of the current month for the entry test.
An official at
University of Health Sciences told this scribe that as many as 1,000 overseas
Pakistani students, studying abroad and belonging to the other provinces of the
country will appear in the entry test being conducted in the month of October
this year. The management of UHS was under immense pressure from the students
and their families to make arrangements for separate entry test, as they could
not appear in the September 14 entry test.
A source in the Punjab health
department said the number of students appearing in the entry test was many
times higher than the number of seats available in the private as well as public
sector medical colleges. "Around 18,000 students have applied from all across
the province for the entry test being conducted by UHS on September 14, 2008"
the source said adding that out of these 6,500 students are from Lahore.
disclosed that against the said number of students, there are only 2,156 seats
available in the public while 800 in private medical colleges which means there
is a large number of students who had no option other than to join any other
He further revealed that no less than 90 per cent students
usually qualify the entry test but many of them were forced every year to take
up other profession after failure to get medical colleges.
A female student
who had applied for the entry test said the Punjab government should direct all
the private and public medical colleges to start evening classes to accommodate
the affected students who qualify entry test.
It is pertinent to mention here
that UHS has established centers at different cities of the province to
facilitate the students at their doorsteps for the entry test. These centers are
situated at Sheikh Zayed School, near Canal Rest House, Rahim Yar Khan, Ghulam
Muhammad Ghotvi Hall, Abbasia Campus, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Examination
Halls, BISE, Main Muzaffargarh Road, DG Khan, BZU, College of Engineering, Bosan
Road, Multan, Examination Halls, BISE, Lahore, University of Health Sciences,
Lahore, University of Agriculture, Jail Road, Faisalabad, University of
Sargodha, University Road Sargodha, Govt Boys Degree College, Fareed Town Road,
Sahiwal, Govt Boys Degree College, Fareed Town Road, Sahiwal, Punjab University
Campus, Gujranwala, near Ali Pur Chowk, Rawalpindi Bypass, University of Gujrat,
Jalal Pur Jatan Road, Gujrat, Siddique Public School, 6th Road Satellite Town,
Rawalpindi, and Mashal Girls Degree College, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt.
"why not a separate entry test for A level students. the system is totally unfair with them."
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan
"The questions in the exam were out of US curriculum and have subjects not covered in US. That is why pass rate from US is less than 35%. This is completely unfair to US students. Any one affected in foriegn category by thyis exam, please e me."
Name: Naveed Akhtar
City, Country: kansas city,USA
"i like the new system of entrance test.it is very fair for every student.i hope result iz also vy fair "
Name: sanjila liaqat
City, Country: Lahore ,Pakistan
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