LAHORE – The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday declared the result of entry test for admission to medical and dental colleges in the province.

A total of 36,100 candidates appeared in the test held on September 23, out of which 16,065 scored more than 60 per cent marks. As many as 5,737 scored 50 to 59 per cent whereas 5378 candidates secured 40 to 49 per cent marks.

A total of 8,920 candidates scored less than 40 per cent marks. According to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s regulations, the pass/fail criteria have been abolished for the medical colleges’ entry test.

Kanza Noor Butt d/o Javed Tanweer Ahmed Butt from Gujranwala got first position securing 1082/1100 marks whereas Ali Haider Jafry s/o Yousaf Pervaiz Jafry of Lahore and Awais Raza s/o Qaiser Raza of Lahore bagged second and third position by securing 1077/1100 and 1067/1100 marks, respectively.

The eligible candidates will compete for 3,305 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 19 public sector medical and dental colleges, respectively. Besides, there are 3,050 MBBS and 725 BDS seats available in 28 private sector medical and 12 private dental colleges of the province.

The admission forms for government medical and dental colleges will be available from October 31 to November 10. All those candidates who have secure at least 80 per cent aggregate marks according to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s formula will be eligible to apply for admission.

The last date for submission of application forms will be November 10. The first selection list will be displayed on November 26 whereas classes in all public sector medical colleges of Punjab will commence on December 13.