The result of the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test held by the Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was declared after a week’s delay. Reason: Students had filed 389 objections to 110 questions in both papers. The result was then further delayed after the varsity had to change its score normalisation formula at the last moment stating that the earlier procedure was not appropriate. The normalisation procedure was important as the exam was held in two shifts. According to varsity’s official statement, it finally applied the percentile method with the assistance of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, to normalise the scores.
“In this method, toppers of the first and second shifts are equated to 100 percentile and the marks of the remaining candidates are normalised in relation to the topper and accordingly the merit list is prepared,” said the statement.
TWO TOPPERS IN AIIMS, ONE IN JIPMER
Both Lovish and Sanil have applied for AIIMS as they are among top 100 rankers in the entrance test held for admission to the prestigious institute. Arvind has already got admission in the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, after bagging the 12th rank in its entrance.
18-year-old Lovish, who has cored 83rd rank in AIIMS entrance, says he is expecting to get admission in AIIMS, Jodhpur. Son of a businessman, Lovish gave credit of his success to his parents and hardwork.
With 23rd rank, Sanil Garg is expecting a berth in AIIMS Delhi. “Getting the third rank in Punjab is a major milestone for me,” he added.