Punjab Medical entrance test 2013
Medical entrance test on Sept 20
Lahore, Aug 17: The entrance test for admission to public and private sector medical and
dental institutions of Punjab will be held on September 22 in 12 cities
of the province.
Entrance test kits will be available at
University of Health Sciences (UHS) and other public sector medical
colleges of the province from August 20 while last date for submission
of application will be August 30, said UHS Vice-Chancellor Maj. Gen. (R)
Prof Muhammad Aslam at an orientation seminar on medical colleges'
admission tests at the Allama Iqbal Medical College on Thursday.
150-minute test will start at 9:00am simultaneously at Lahore,
Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Gujranwala,
Sargodha, Sahiwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahimyar Khan and Hassan Abdal.
Candidates will be allowed to choose the city from where they wish to
appear in the test. However, centre once allotted will not be changed
Prof Aslam advised the candidates to reach
their respective centres at least one hour before the commencement of
the test with their admission cards because nobody would be allowed to
enter the venue and examination centre without a valid admission card
issued by UHS.
All centres will be sealed at 8:15am and after that nobody will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
securing at least 60 percent marks in FSc (Pre-Medical) or equivalent
examinations and having domicile of any district of Punjab, Islamabad,
and Gilgit-Baltistan will be eligible to take the entrance test. Those
awaiting results should provide a Hope Certificate issued by the
principal of their respective institutions clearly stating that the
candidate is expected to secure at least 60 percent marks in the FSc or
Vice chancellor said that there
would be a single question paper consisting of 220 objective-type
questions divided into four sections: Physics (44 questions), Chemistry
(58 questions), English (30 questions) and Biology (88 questions).
candidate will answer the test by filling the circles on the response
form. Only one circle must be filled for one question. Filling more than
one circle for single question will be considered a wrong answer. There
will be negative marking in the test and for each wrong answer one mark
will be deducted from the total score. Each correct answer will carry
Prof Aslam advised the 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 and not any markers, pointers or pencils," he added.
the test, candidates will be asked to take an aptitude and feedback
test for which extra 30 minutes will be given to them. The aptitude test
will only be used for research purposes and to further improve the
system and will have no effect on the entrance test score, said Prof
The UHS will continue with its "Self Scoring
System" and upload the answer keys of question paper on its website on
the same day after the test. The candidates will be able to calculate
their scores with the help of carbonised copy of their answer sheets
which they will retain after the test, he said and added that the answer
keys would also be published in national dailies on the next day. The news
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Scores still await BISE Rawalpindi result cards
RAWALPINDI: Hundreds of students could not get their matriculation
result cards from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE) Rawalpindi despite a lapse of more than three weeks.
delay in receiving matriculation result cards may deprive the students
of admission in institutions for intermediate studies.
announced the results on July 25. After the announcement, many students
complained that they could not get their results. They said that their
results were not even available on the BISE website.
believed that the board lost objective answer sheets of some students
that delayed the results. Rebuffing the allegations, BISE Controller
Examination Irshad Chatta said that the result of every student was
compiled and the result cards had also been dispatched to the candidates
through registered post. inp
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Over 1,000 school-going children start smoking everyday
Islamabad: The Pakistan Paediatrics Association has estimated that
around 1,000 to 1,200 school-going children of six to 16 years start
smoking everyday in the country.
According to a report of the
association, smokers in the lower socio-economic group reported to spend
25 percent of their total household income on this habit.
report focuses on the anti-smoking social marketing strategy in Pakistan
with an aim to reduce smoking prevalence, especially among youth. To
reduce the prevalence of smoking and associated diseases, immediate
actions are required by public health authorities, the report suggested.
trend of smoking has been going upwards and, according to the World
Health Organisation (WHO), in Pakistan, the usage of cigarette smoking
has increased by 30 percent compared to 1998 figures. The WHO reported
that a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and
sponsorship can decrease the consumption of tobacco products for about
seven percent provided all the other tobacco control measures are kept
constant, whereas in some cases such intervention are found to decrease
tobacco use up to 16 percent.
In Pakistan, 19 percent of adults,
18 year old and above, smoke while each year, approximately 60,000
people die of tobacco-related diseases in the country. Around 34 percent
teenagers between the age of 13 and 15 years report being exposed to
second-hand smoke in public places and 27 percent report exposure at
home, the report said.
TheNetwork for Consumer Protection Project
Coordinator Dr Sobia Faisal said that smoking was the single most
avoidable risk factor for cancer.
She said that social marketing
was an effective strategy to promote healthy attitudes and influence
people to make real, sustained health related behavioural change by
transiting through different stages, which include precontemplation,
contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance.
Dr Sobia said
that social marketing could influence smokers to voluntarily accept,
reject, modify or abandon their smoking behaviour. In Pakistan, the
smoking prevalence has been increasing, necessitating effective
measures, she said.
She said that it was a high time to educate
people about the hazards of tobacco, particularly school-going children
and strive against promotional tactics adopted by the tobacco industry.
She said that raising tobacco taxes was one of the most effective tobacco prevention and control strategies.
"Raising tobacco product prices decreases the prevalence of tobacco use, particularly among kids and young adults."
TheNetwork for Consumer Protection Advocacy officer Robina Bhatti called for taking necessary action at every level.
She said, "We need to introduce tobacco control policies and laws."
Joint efforts are required to avoid medical complications and deaths from tobacco use in the society, she added.
stressed the need for efficacious implementation of tobacco control
laws in the country and asked the authorities concerned to make proper
strategies in preventing sale of tobacco to minors.
from Tobacco Control Cell said that Pakistan had ratified the WHO
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, while the country had also
implemented pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. He said that a policy
is being created to create awareness in citizens and educating them
about tobacco control laws. app
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