560 students were absent for the first half of the Punjab Medical Entrance Test (PMET) that is being held across Punjab on Saturday.
The exam is being conducted online for the first time.
Dr DS Sidhu, registrar of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, said that provisions for 7,892 candidates werre made for the first exam (held between 10 am and 1 pm) out of which 560 students were found to be absent.
Further, 40 students either reached their allotted centres late or had issues with their admission card. Most of these students were from Jalandhar and nearly areas.
“Keeping in view their academic future, they are now been allowed to sit in second slot from 2 pm to 5 pm,” Sidhu said, adding that nearly 7,900 students will appear for the afternoon batch.
Sidhu added that the university had made control rooms in different locations and, so far, there had been no complaint of technical glitches in the first slot.