CPAT 2016: The first ever Ayush entrance exam in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted on September 25, admit cards will be issued on Sept 22.
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (MGKVP) has concluded the online application process for the first-ever Combined Pre-AYUSH Test (CPAT 2016) on the behalf of the state government. The test is being organised to fill 3,160 seats (B.A.M.S., B.H.M.S and B.U.M.S. courses) in government and private Ayurvedic, Homoeopathy and Unani colleges across the State. As much as 16,664 candidates have registered for the test which is scheduled to be held on September 25, 2016.
The test was initially proposed to be held in 10 districts viz. Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Varanasi, however, the authority had also mentioned that if it would receive less than 2,500 applications from any of these districts, the test would not be organised in that particular district. After the initial delay of several days, the online application process was finally started from August 18 and it concluded on September 3. The candidates were given extra 3 days to deposit the test fees. As the application process finished, the authority compiled the received applications and decided to conduct the exam in four districts; Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur and Barreilly. The details are mentioned below:
The details of the candidates have been forwarded to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi; Lucknow University, Lucknow; Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur and Rohilkhand University, Bareilly for deciding the test centres.
The registered candidates would have to take the Combined Pre-AYUSH Test (CPAT 2016) on September 25. The test would be of 3 hours duration (9 AM to 12 Noon) having a single question paper of 200 questions. The question paper would be divided in four sections: Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics with each section having 50 questions.
Total 3,160 seats are on offer through CPAT 2016 which includes 2,030 B.A.M.S. seats (320 seats in 8 government colleges and 1,710 seats in 20 private colleges), 630 B.U.M.S. seats (80 seats in 2 government colleges and 550 seats in 10 private colleges) and 500 B.H.M.S. seats (300 in 7 government colleges and 200 seats in 2 private colleges). Minority colleges have been kept outside the ambit of CPAT 2016.
The CPAT 2016 admit card would be available for all the registered applicants from September 22 to 24 and the answer keys would be released by the MGKVP on September 27. The results of the test would be announced on October 4 and the counselling board set up the State government would oversee the admissions counselling process.
As per the directions forwarded by the State government, photography would be done at all the test centres and the candidates would have to go through strict checking procedures. Biometric data collection, finger print collection would also be done at the test centres.