The University of Sindh continued pre-entry test on the next consecutive day on Sunday for admissions to 57 disciplines of Bachelor Degree Programs for the academic year 2022 wherein a total of 6006 candidates including 1292 females took place in the first phase.

The test will also be held on November 6-7, 2021 under the second phase, in which over 13,000 candidates are expected to participate. The results of the 2nd day test were also issued within a short span of three hours, which are available on the varsity’s website.

According to the details, more than 25,000 candidates submitted online forms for a total of 9,000 seats in 57 disciplines of Bachelor Degree Programs at the University of Sindh. It was decided by the SU management to take the test in 2 phases in order to preempt spread of COVID-19. However, the first phase consisted of two days and was successfully completed. Vice-Chancellor Sindh University Professor (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro and Pro-Vice Chancellor Sindh University Thatta Campus Professor Dr Rafique Ahmed Memon congratulated all the conveners and their teams on the successful completion of the first phase of the two-day pre-entry test.

They said that everyone from a small employee to a professor worked very hard constantly for two days, as a result of which the first phase of the entrance test has been fruitfully concluded.

Dr. Rafique Memon said that the secret of success in the test was actually teamwork. “We all have rendered our services as per vision and guidelines of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro which ensured triumph during the exam”, he said.

Earlier, the pre-entry test started at 11:10 a.m. on the second consecutive day of the first phase, which continued for 90 minutes without a break. The questionnaire included a total of 100 MCQ type (multiple choices) questions.

Prior to the commencement of the test, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh Campus Thatta Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon nominated the VC Dr. Kalhoro visited the control room and examined the arrangements. He inspected various examination centers and the ongoing test process during conduct of the exam.

 

The teams formed by PVC Dr. Rafique Memon, headed by deans, also visited the centers set up in the Institute of Microbiology, Institute of Biochemistry, Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Language & Literature, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Institute of Biology, Arts Faculty Building and Institute of Commerce and inspected the examination process.

 

Candidates were provided with water bottles and ball pens in order to solve their papers in a peaceful environment.

The SU guards were also deployed along with police for security while two ambulances were also kept on standby to handle emergency situations. On the other hand, more than 100 male and female students studying in various disciplines were deployed as volunteers who provided all-out guidance to the candidates.

Director Admissions Dr. Ayaz Keerio said that a total of 11874 candidates including 8554 male and 3320 female had appeared in the test for admissions within the last two days of the first phase. He said that as many as 13,000 candidates will appear in the entrance test on November 6 and 7, 2021 in the second phase.

He further said that any candidate, who could not participate in the entrance test in the first phase for any reason, ought to submit applications to the Directorate of Admissions so that they might be included in the test in the second phase.

Director Sindh University Testing Center (SUTC) Dr. Aftab Chandio said that SUTC had prepared a total of 5 questionnaires which were completely different from one another.

He said that one questionnaire was given to the candidates on the first day of the first phase and another was provided to the candidates on the second day. However, he said there were new questionnaires for the test of 2nd phase test. He said that appropriate questions had been included in all the five questionnaires which were of intermediate level.

The pre-entrance test on Sunday was taken only from the candidates hailing from Badin, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Sujawal, Tharparkar, Thatta and Umerkot districts.

The control room was established in the office of Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Zareen Abbasi where Registrar Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Prof. Dr. Khalil-ur-Rehman Khoumbati, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Prof. Dr. Wazir Ali Baloch, Prof. Dr. Imamudding Khoso, Prof. Dr. Misbah Bibi Qureshi, Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Prof. Dr. Nek Muhammad Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Arfana Begum Mallah, Prof. Dr. Siraj-ul-Haq Kandhro, Prof. Dr. Hafiz Munir Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Zaidi, Dr. Assadullah Buledi, Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Chandio, Muhammad Mashooque Chandio and Sajid Qayoom Memon were present to monitor the situation. Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Dr. Farida Shaikh, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Muhammad Ali Ghanghro and the conveners of the different committees and their teams were also present on their duties assigned to them.

Meanwhile, the results of the entrance test taken on the next consecutive day of the first phase were announced within 3 hours after the test was over. The results can be checked on the official website of the University.

According to Dr. Aftab Chandio, Sindh University Testing Center has maintained its honor by announcing the test results on the same day as usual.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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