Lahore: The University of Health Sciences has declared the results of Entrance Test 2011 for admission to medical and dental colleges of Punjab.
A total of 33,703 candidates appeared in the test held on Sept 13, out of which 12,374 scored more than 60 per cent marks. As many as 5,581 students scored 50 to 59 per cent marks and 5,214 secured 40 to 49 per cent marks. A total of 10,534 candidates scored less than 40 per cent marks.
According to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s regulations, the pass/fail criteria has been abolished for the medical colleges’ entrance test.
Maham Ali (Rahim Yar Khan) clinched first position by scoring 1058/1100 marks and Humera Javed (Gujranwala) and Muhammad Salman Ashraf (Rahim Yar Khan) bagged second and third positions by securing 1055 and 1052 marks, respectively.
The eligible candidates will compete for 3,205 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 18 public-sector medical and dental colleges.
Besides, there are 1,500 MBBS and 350 BDS seats available in 15 private-sector medical and seven dental colleges of the province. UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Malik Husain Mubashar briefed the media on Tuesday on the outcome of the results and other details. He said applications for admission to the public-sector medical/dental colleges would be invited from Oct 5.
He said all those candidates who had secured at least 77 per cent aggregate marks according to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s formula would be eligible to apply for admission. The last date for submission of application forms is Oct 15.
The first selection list would be displayed on Oct 30 whereas classes in all public-sector medical colleges of Punjab would commence on Nov 21, he added.
Prof Mubashar further said a Grievance Redress Committee had been constituted to deal with the complaints and queries regarding the entrance test results. Candidates could lodge complaints before this committee till Oct 5.