(A) Admission Test (MDCAT 2017)
MCAT Test Application Process and Eligibility Critera
1- Who can Apply
(i) It is Mandatory for Punjab-domiciled candidates to appear in MDCAT for admission to any Public or Private Sector Medical/Dental Institution of the Province.
(ii) The candidates having domicile of any district of Punjab, Islamabad (ICT), Gilgit-Baltistan and Foreign Nationals can appear in MDCAT.
(iii) As per the regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), a candidate must have passed Intermediate Pre-Medical Group or Equivalent Examination with at-least 60 per cent (660/1100) marks. However, those awaiting result can also apply.
(iv) Mere appearance in MDCAT does not confer the right to apply for or get admission to any medical/dental institution.
2- How to Apply
(i) The MDCAT 2017 applications shall be filled online. The candidate needs not to go anywhere to get the application form.
(ii) Just login at www.bankislami.com.pk/UHSMDCAT2017. On clicking the “Register” button, a simple Application Form will appear which the candidate is required to fill.
(iii) After filling his/her particulars, the candidate will be asked to upload his/her latest colour photograph (not more than 2MB file). After this the candidate can “Submit” his/her application by clicking the „Submit‟ button.
(iv) It must be noted that the candidate cannot edit his/her application once it has been submitted. On a single CNIC/B-Form Number, only one application can be submitted.
(v) Upon successful submission of application, the candidate will be assigned a “Unique Application Serial Number”. He/she should note that number as it will be used in future for accessing the submitted application and the Admittance Card issued by the University. The candidate should get a print of the filled application form by clicking “Download & Print” button. If the facility of printing is not available at that time, the candidate can access his/her application any other time by clicking “Search Registration” button.
(vi) The candidate or his/her nominee is required to visit alongwith his/her printed application, the nearest branch of BankIslami (Pvt) Ltd, for fee submission. On submission of Rs.500/- (in cash) as MDCAT 2017 fee, the concerned bank officer shall stamp the application form and return the “Candidate‟s Copy” of the form to the candidate. No document (e.g., result cards, domicile, etc.) is required with the application.
(vii) After fee submission, the candidate shall be communicated his/her Roll Number and Examination Centre via SMS and E-mail Alerts at his/her mobile number and E-mail address within 72 hours. The Admittance Card of the candidate with his/her photograph and unique QR Code shall be sent on his/her E-mail address as an attachment.
(viii) The candidate can also download his/her Admittance Card on clicking “Search Admittance Card” on the weblink www.bankislami.com.pk/UHSMDCAT2017 after entering his/her “Unique Application Serial Number”.
Eligibility criteria for MDCAT test
(i) FSC (Pre-Medical) Part II student is eligible to apply for MCAT test
(ii) F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) Part I Marks sheet attested by the Head of his or her institute; Certificate issued by the Head of Institute where he or she has got education certifying that he or she has appeared in F.Sc Part II exams or equivalent.
(iii) F.Sc Pre-Medical Group or Equivalent Exams, minimum 60% (660/1100) marks (Excluding marks of Hifz).
(iv) A-Level students or American 12th Grade students are required to submit the Certificate issued by Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
(v) Domicile holders of Punjab and Federal Capital Area (Islamabad), Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Province of Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Area) are eligible to apply for the MCAT test without domicile they will not be allow to sit in exam.
(vi) There is no age limit to appear in MCAT test.
How many times can I take the MCAT?
The AAMC plans to keep the current MCAT exam for at least 15 years. There will be new limits on how often students may take the new MCAT exam.
||Number of Times Permitted to Take New MCAT
|Single testing year
||Up to 3 times
|Two consecutive-year period
||Up to 4 times
||Up to 7 times
Note: A voided exam and a ‘no show’ are counted as attempts in taking the exam. There is no required waiting period before you can retake the MCAT. But you may be able to register for a new MCAT date 48 hours after your exam day.
(B) Admissions In University/College
After the declaration of MDCAT result, the process of admission into public sector medical/dental institutions of the Punjab shall start in October this year. The process shall be as follows:
(i) The merit for the purpose of admission shall be calculated as an Aggregate Percentage of marks derived from the formula of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) by adding the marks in the following ratio:
- Matriculation or equivalent = 10%
- Intermediate Pre-Medical or equivalent = 40%
- MDCAT-2017 = 50%
Note: Detail of the formula with examples is available on UHS website (www.uhs.edu.pk).
(ii) For Open Merit Seats, only those Punjab and Islamabad (ICT) domiciled candidates having at-least 84 percent aggregate percentage of marks shall be eligible to apply.
(iii) The condition of minimum 84 per cent aggregate percentage is, however, not applicable to candidates seeking admission against reserved seats for the Disabled, Under-Developed Districts, Cholistan and Children of Overseas Pakistanis/Dual Nationality Holders, who can apply if they fulfill basic eligibility criteria as given in the Prospectus and also available on UHS website (www.uhs.edu.pk).
(vi)Those eligible for applying against Open Merit Seats can also opt for admission against 14 MBBS Reciprocal Seats available for Punjab-domiciled candidates in the medical colleges of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, KPK and Balochistan. The candidates having aggregate percentage less than 84 per cent shall not be eligible to apply for these seats.
(v) UHS shall make admissions on Open Merit, Disabled, Under-Developed, Cholistan, Children of Overseas Pakistanis/Dual Nationality Holders and Reciprocal Seats.