OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The trait of students from remote areas of the country, shining in different fields of study, continued on Tuesday when two of the top three positions were bagged by them in medical entrance test results. The results were declared by the University of Health Sciences. Maham Ali, daughter of Ali Muhammad Farooqi, from Rahim Yar Khan secured the first position with 1058 marks out of total 1100. Muhammad Salman Ashraf, son of Muhamad Ashraf, also from Rahim Yar Khan, bagged the third position by securing 1055 marks. The second slot went to Humera Javed, daughter of Asif Javed, from Gujranwala. She got 1052 marks. The University had declared the results of entrance test 2011 for admission to medical and dental colleges of the Punjab. Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashir, briefing the media about the results details, said a total of 33,703 candidates appeared in the test held on September 13, out of which 12, 374 scored more than 60 percent marks. He said that as many as 5, 581 scored 50 to 59 percent whereas, 5214 candidates secured 40 to 49 percent marks, while a total of 10,534 candidates scored less than 40 percent marks. He added that according to Pakistan Medical and Dental Councils regulations, the pass/fail criterion has been abolished for the medical colleges entrance test. He said that the eligible candidates would compete for 3205 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 18 public sector medical and dental colleges respectively, besides 1500 MBBS and 350 BDS seats available in 15 private sector medical and seven dental colleges of the province. He said that applications for admissions to public sector medical/dental colleges would be invited from October 5 of next month. He said that all those candidates who had secure at least 77 percent aggregate marks according to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Councils formula would be eligible to apply for admission. He added that the last date for submission of application forms was October 15, while the first selection list would be displayed on October 30 and classes in all public sector medical colleges of the Punjab would commence on November 21. Prof Mubashir said that a Grievance Redressal Committee had been constituted to deal with the complaints and queries regarding the entrance test results, while the candidates could lodge complaints till October 5.