Since 1998 the procedure for admissions in medical colleges has
been changed. For admissions now entry tests play a major role in
the selection of students joining the college. Entry tests are held
once a year.
After the declaration of the annual F.Sc. results, applications
for admission to First year MBBS classes of the Medical Colleges
in the Punjab are invited through an advertisement published in
the prominent Dailies. The applicants are required to buy a prospectus/admission
forms which is available in all the medical colleges in Punjab.
The forms duly filled can be deposited in the offices of the Principal,
King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Rawalpindi Medical College,
Rawalpindi, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Nishtar Medical
College, Multan and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur.
The merit of the candidates is worked out as under:-
F.Sc. adjusted marks) X 50
--------------------------------- = A
(entry test marks) X 50
Total Score = A + B
a) Applicants having domicile of Punjab and Federal Capital Area
shall be eligible to apply for admission in medical colleges in
b) Applicants must have secured 60% unadjusted marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Medical)
or equivalent examination (without including the marks of NCC-National
Cadet Corps and Hafiz-e--Quran).
c) Applicants with any other Examination of foreign University/Examining
Body, which in scope and standard is found equivalent to the Intermediate
Sciences Examination (Pre-Medical Group of a Pakistani University/Board),
may apply. An equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee
of Chairmen (IBCC) Islamabad will be provided by the applicant whose
address is given below;
(Inter Board Committee of Chairmen)
Office No.342, Street No.97, Sector G-9/4
Phone No: +92-51-852041
d) The candidate should not be more than 25 years on the last date
of submission of application.
e) The eligibility requirements for the overseas Pakistanis applying
for admission on open merit are the same as those from within Pakistan.
They should pass the Entry Test or SAT-I and SAT II or MCAT as mentioned
f) Students seeking admission to the Ist year MBBS/BDS who are
residing abroad and are unable to take the Entry Test in Pakistan
are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and SAT
II or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as applicable.
A minimum acceptable requirement for SAT I is a combined score
of 1150 on the recentered scale and for SAT II a score of 700. The
SAT II score will be accepted only if Physics, Biology, Chemistry
and English have been the subjects of examination.
For the MCAT, a combined score of 24 will be acceptable.
g) The SAT I and SAT II are conducted by the Educational Testing
Services of the College Board, SAT program, PO Box 6200. Princeton,
NJ 085410 6200, USA. The MCAT is conducted by the American College
Testing Services P.O.Box 451, lowa City, towa 52242. The SATs and
the MCAT is administered in many countries. Information about the
dates of the test may be obtained from the countries where it is
conducted or directly from the address stated above.
h) The last date to receive the SAT I, SAT II and the MCAT in the
Admission Office is October 31, 2000. These test scores must be
received directly from the relevant testing services or from the
applicant in person;. Applications without SAT I and SAT II or MCAT
score will not be considered after the due dates.
i) The SAT I, SAT II and MCAT scores are valid for a period of
two years from the date, the test is passed.
FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS (INDO PAK ORIGIN):
The applications of foreign nationals are received and processed
by the Economic Affairs Division Government of Pakistan, Islamabad
for their admission in the various medical colleges of Pakistan.
Foreign students (Indo Pak Origin) seeking admission to the First
year MBBS class of the Medical Colleges in Pakistan can obtain admission
application forms from the Economic Affairs Division, Government
of Pakistan, Islamabad for their admission under following categories:-
i) against the seats reserved for foreign nationals under technical
assistance program. The students admitted against these seats pay
the college fee etc. at par with local students. The seats are distributed
to various countries according to the Government policy. Some seats
are reserved for foreign nationals of Indo Pakistan Origin.
ii) against the seats reserved for foreign nationals in the medical
colleges of the Punjab on self-financing basis i.e. contribution
of U.S $ 10,000/- per annum towards the college endowment fund in
addition to the normal fee. Such seats are also available to foreign
nationals of Indo Pakistan Origin. Such students are admitted on
production of pay order of US$ 10,000/- for the First year and a
Bank Guarantee (from local Banks) worth U.S $ 40,000/- for the remaining
Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad usually
entertains the application up to 31st October and nominations are