The entrance exam for government-run and privately-funded medical universities and colleges will be held on November 13 or 20, according to a Friday announcement from the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC).
In an interview with Geo. TV, PMC President Dr. Naushad Sheikh stated that although it has been decided to hold the entrance exam in Pakistan in the middle of November, the precise date will soon be set.
He stated that a single government university is permitted to administer the test in each province and that it will be administered in accordance with a uniform policy.
“Students with 60% in intermediate exams will be eligible to appear in the entrance test,” he said, noting that previously, students with 65% in intermediate exams were eligible, but the law has since changed.
According to him, students who receive a score of 55 will be qualified to enroll in a medical college, while those who receive a score of 45 will be qualified for a dental college.
The test will be taken by 250,000 students nationwide for 20,000 seats, according to the president.
“The decision to hold an entrance exam for Pakistani students studying abroad has not yet been made,” the president continued. The test will either be given online by opening four centers across Pakistan, or the students will need to travel to Pakistan.