6,000 students appear in UoP admission test

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Around 6,000 candidates appeared in the University of Peshawar (UoP) aptitude test for admission to the master’s degree programme on Sunday. The test was held at the main cricket ground of the varsity campus.

According to a UoP press release, the candidates appeared for admission against around 2,500 seats in 42 disciplines of the varsity where MA/MSc programme is being offered.

It said that the candidates included 1,905 female and 3,886 male students. As many as 112 physically-challenged candidates, including three visually impaired, also attempted the test. UoP vice-chancellor Prof Mohammad Rasul Jan monitored the test. He was accompanied by registrar Dr Syed Fazl-i-Hadi, director admissions Prof Hizbullah Khan and other officers of the university. Around 200 invigilating staff was assigned the task of smooth conduct of the test.

Four separate tests for biological sciences; physical and numerical sciences; arts, humanities and social sciences; and commerce and inter-science were designed for the candidates seeking admission in various disciplines. The results of the test would be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow) and displayed on the UoP website.

Prof Jan said that being the mother institution UoP had all the requisite resources to conduct test for institutions throughout the province. It has also been facilitating the preparation and holding of tests for various testing bodies. He said that the UoP aptitude test facility could be extended to other varsities of the province on their request.

Published in Dawn, October 20th, 2014