LAHORE The Punjab government has announced July 20 for entry test for admission in first year classes in medical colleges only to accommodate the children of certain big guns, who could not pass their test last year, said sources in the Health Department on Saturday. They said that entry test for the admission in MBBS and BDS first year was normally conducted in the months of September or October, but this year the test would commence two months earlier. It is well-understood that the students who are repeating their entry test will be in a better position to qualify, since they had plenty of time for the preparation. However, the fresh FSc students will get only 23 days for the preparation as their last FSc practical is scheduled for June 27. After the announcement of date for entry test by the University of Health Sciences (UHS), a panic wave has gripped the parents of fresh students of medical group, who were expecting that their children would appear in the entry test with appropriate preparation. But the date has been announced all of a sudden, which is not suitable for their children. Sources claimed that some parents of the fresh students contacted the Health Department to know the reasons behind this hurried commencement of entry test. Father of Muhammad Ajmal Khan, a student, said that the reason behind this earlier announcement was to bless the children of certain influentials. A student of the FSc said that it was not a fair decision, as a number of students would not be able to get them fully prepared for the entry test as compared to those repeating this test. The sources claimed that corruption rate and number of allegations increased in the entry test after the same was assigned to the UHS. A principal of a medical college seeking anonymity said that it was no valid excuse by the Punjab government that the test was being conducted earlier only to discourage tuition academies, which were involved in minting money and penetrating in the test system. He said that there should be no separate entry test for the admission and FSc examination should be so strong that on the basis of which a student could be admitted in the medical college. There are more than 2,600 seats in medical colleges across the Punjab for which more than 24,000 students appear in the test every year. Previously, the test was conducted by the King Edward Medical University which got it managed by Agha Khan University, then this duty was assigned to University of Engineering and Technology and for the last three years it was being conducted by the UHS.