The state medical education directorate has announced the counselling schedule for Uttar Pradesh Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam 2012.
As per the schedule, counselling would take place between May 15 and 18 in Lucknow. Hectic preparations were underway in this regard on Saturday despite it being a holiday.
The counselling will take place at Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University premises. The results of UPPGMEE 2012 were declared on March 1 and counselling was slated to take place in the month of April. However, the process was delayed due to delay in allocation of seats through the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam.
"Had we organised the counselling prior to the AIPGMEE, the exercise would have gone waste. The reason: many students who appear for UPPGMEE also take the all India test. Those who get through the national test, usually tend to leave the seat compelling us to organise the counselling process over again. To avoid wastage of effort, we postponed the counselling," said a senior officer.
The UPPGMEE was organised by CSMMU on February 26 and more than 3,700 candidates had taken the test that ensures admission to 400 odd seats in specialised courses across the state medical colleges and CSMMU. The results were announced in a record time of 72 hours. Officials declared the results in two categories namely the MD/MS and MDS.
A total of 3,243 candidates had taken the exam in the first category, out of which 142 secured more than 75% marks.
As many as 2,154 candidates secured 50%-74% marks, while the remaining scored 40%-49% marks. In the MDS category, 579 candidates appeared of whom only eight could secure 75% marks. As many as 296 candidates scored 50%-74% marks, while the remaining secured 40%-49% marks.
Source: Times of India