The Pakistan Medical Commission, PMC, has declared comprehensive admission requirements for students who will apply to private medical and dental colleges in Pakistan. Via this announcement, PMC announces the comprehensive conditions for exemption from MDCAT, the basic eligibility requirements, the criteria for generation of merit and the documentation needed, etc. Both candidates must also comply with the requirements set out in order to obtain their applications in their chosen private medical and dental colleges:
Criteria of Eligibility
Applicants are expected to conform with the following basic criteria:
- Candidates must receive at least 65 percent or more of the marks in intermediate, FSS or A-levels for an IBCC equivalency Certificate.
- Candidates are expected to receive 60 percent or more of the marks in MDCAT.
Criteria for Merit Calculation
Applicants are expected to conform with the following merit generation criteria:
- 30 percent points shall be counted as intermediate, FSS or A-levels for an IBCC equivalency credential.
- 50 percent of the markers would be used in the MDCAT.
- 20 per cent of the marks will be taken from an interview with private medical and dental schools.
Documents required for admission
Applicants are expected to apply their applications along with the following supporting documents:
- Photographs Documents of identity, i.e. CNIC/Passports
- HSSC/FSC/A-Level Educational Certificate or Equivalent
- Sat-II certificate, in the case of application by SAT II
Criteria of qualifying for foreign national
Applicants who have finished their intermediate or 12-year education outside Pakistan and are willing to apply for admission to Pakistan’s medical and dental colleges will only be accepted on the basis of the SAT-II examination. However, in order to be able to qualify for entry to private medical and dental schools, candidates are required to pass the SAT-II examination with the following percentage of subjects:
- Biology: 40%
- Chemistry: 35%.
- Physics/Maths: 25%
NOTE: The SAT-I test was not uniformly done due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also determined that English is the subject of an exception for students who have finished their intermediate or 12 years of education from institutes with an English medium of instruction.