35,000 To Take Entrance Test 2011 For Medical Colleges
Every one having craze to become doctor at his/her first priority because the status worth of a doctor is very high in this society. Numbers of students for taking Medical College admissions Test(MCAT) is increasing every year. This Year Over 35,000 candidates are expected to appear in this year`s entrance test on Sept 13, 2011 for medical and dental colleges of Punjab.
The University of Health Sciences is conducting the test. UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Malik Husain Mubashar told a news conference on Friday that immaculate arrangements had been finalised as more than 35,000 candidates were expected to appear in the test.
“Special measures will be taken to make the test transparent and error-free,” he said.
Prof Mubashar said application forms for entrance test would be available from Saturday (today) at the UHS, King Edward Medical University, Lahore; Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore; Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore; Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore; de`Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore; Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi; Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad; Nishtar Medical College, Multan; Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur; and Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Bahawalpur. The forms would be available free of cost, he said. The last date for submission of applications is Sept 7, 2011.
He said the candidates aspiring to appear from Lahore, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sargodha must submit their applications at UHS; those from Multan and DG Khan at Nishtar Medical College, Multan; those from Rawalpindi and Hasanabdal at Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi; and those aspiring to appear from Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Faisalabad must submit their applications at the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan, and the Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, respectively.
The test will be held in 12 major cities on Sept 13 and a total of 22 centres would be set up for the purpose, three in Lahore, four in Rawalpindi, three each in Bahawalpur and Gujranwala, two in Faisalabad and one each in Sahiwal, Multan, Gujrat, Sargodha, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan and Hasanabdal.
The vice chancellor said in Lahore one centre would be established exclusively for female candidates at examination halls of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. For boys, two centres would be set at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, and the UHS, he said. Prof Mubashar said the entrance test had gained extraordinary importance this year with respect to regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council which assigned a weightage of 50 per cent to the entrance test 2011 marks for the purpose of admission to all public and private medical and dental colleges.
He said the entrance test paper would be prepared from a common syllabus prepared by the UHS on the directions of the Punjab government. He said the syllabus was based on common core knowledge, taken from both FSc and non-FSc syllabi and textbooks.
“There will be a single paper and all questions will be set in a way that no question will be out of course and textbooks of both FSc and non-FSc schemes of education,” he said.
With regard to security arrangements, Prof Mubashar said mobile jammers and walkthrough gates would be installed at each centre. ilm.com.pk. He said police squads would escort couriers and examination material. He said the inspector general of police had issued special directions to traffic police, special branch and the IB to make proper arrangements of security, traffic control and parking on Sept 13.
“With the support of local district authorities, parents and guardians of candidates will be provided waiting areas, with drinking water and toilet facilities, near the centres. Emergency healthcare services will also be ensured at all centres,” he said.
He said the government had appointed divisional commissioners as regional coordination officers to facilitate the arrangements of the test.
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