Medical college admissions : 42,000
candidates took Entry test on September 22, 2013
PakMed has been the pioneer in providing
latest information regarding medical admissions in Punjab,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of Pakistan for the last 5
years. About 42,000 candidates appeared in the entrance test on
Sunday (Sept 22) for admissions to the medical and dental
institutions of Punjab for MBBS and BDS degre
As many as 20 test centres were set up in 12
cities of Punjab for the test, which started at 9am. The test
centres have been set up in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan,
Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Hassan Abdal,
Gujrat, Gujranwala and DG Khan.
The candidates reached their respective
centres at least one hour before the commencement of the test as
the centres were sealed at 8:15am. In Lahore, four centres were
set up at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Examination Halls, Lawrence Road; Punjab University Examination
Halls, 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) were
expected to appear in the test in the provincial metropolis. The
total duration of the test was two-and-a-half hours. After the
main test, the candidates were required to answer a separate
test comprising questions related to aptitude and feedback. An
extra 30 minutes were provided to the candidates to take this
test which has no bearing on the entrance test score. The Punjab
government made arrangements for conducting the test smoothly.
Walk-through gates and mobile jammers were
installed at each centre. Restrictions were imposed, under
Section 144, on the entry of unauthorized people into the
premises of examination centres. Parents and other
attendants of the candidates were provided comfortable waiting
areas with drinking water near the centres.
The UHS provided juice packets to the
candidates this year as well. Emergency healthcare services were
ensured at all centres, which would include fully-equipped
ambulances, doctors along with paramedical staff. Moreover, the
teaching hospitals or district headquarters hospitals close to
the centres will remain on high alert to meet any emergency.
Cell phones, calculators, laptops or notes were not allowed in
the examination centre. No candidate was allowed to enter the
centre without having the admittance cards issued by the UHS.
According to the regulations of the Pakistan
Medical and Dental Council, it is mandatory for a candidate to
appear in the provincial entrance test conducted by the UHS for
admission to any public or private medical or dental college of
These candidates will compete for 3,405 MBBS
seats in 17 public sector medical colleges and 216 BDS seats in
three public dental colleges. Besides, there are around 3,000
MBBS seats available in 28 private medical colleges and 700 BDS
seats in 12 private dental colleges of Punjab.
of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore is an innovative, vibrant,
internationally recognized student centered research university
with 80 colleges and institutes affiliated and about 35,000
undergraduate and 4000 postgraduate students registered.
UHS is focused on delivering high-quality
instruction in basic medical sciences, revitalizing the
neglected fields of nursing and other allied health sciences,
pioneering courses in biomedical engineering, genetics and
behavioural sciences, and fostering significant on-campus and
off-campus research activities.
The core values of UHS include: Quality
Assurance; Justice, Fair play, Merit and Transparency; adherence
to Standard Operating Procedures with zero tolerance to
deviation; Resistance to all Pressures; building innovative
culture; and, commitment to implementation, output and devotion
to public service.