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The University of Health Sciences Lahore is an internationally recognized, student-centered research university with a mission of improving healthcare delivery to the populace. It regulates and coordinates the activities of medical education, training and research institutions throughout the Punjab. The university was established in 2002 and has 128 colleges and institutes affiliated with it.

Every year, it also administers the Medical and Dental College Admission Test, or MDCAT, to applicants seeking admission to the MBBS and BDS degree programmes at Punjab’s public and private medical and dental colleges. In the category of “Overall Top Ten Higher Education Institutions,” it came in second position in the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)’s 2012 national university rankings for medical and health sciences universities.

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What is the eligibility criterion for appearing in the Admission Test?

Any candidate who has passed Intermediate/HSSC Pre-Medical /Equivalent examination from a Board/University with at least 60% marks (unadjusted) or who is awaiting result of HSSC Part-II/Equivalent examination can apply. His subjects must include Biology and Chemistry.

Who conducts the Provincial Admission Test and how many times in a year this test is arranged?

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore (www.uhs.edu.pk) conducts the Admission Test only once a year. A candidate must appear in the test of the year in which he/she is applying for admissions. The result of Admission Test is valid for one year only.

What is the pass percentage/marks of Admission Test?

There is no pass/fail criterion for Admission Test. The University declares the marks which a candidate secures in the test. He/she is not declared pass or fail.

Who can appear in the Admission Test of the Punjab?

The candidate having domicile of any district of Punjab and Islamabad (ICT) can appear in the Admission Test of the Punjab. Students of Gilgit-Baltistan will also appear in the Admission Test of the Punjab for admission against seats reserved for them in government medical/dental colleges of the Punjab. Foreign nationals/Overseas Pakistanis/Dual Nationality holders of Pakistani origin can also appear in the Admission Test of the Punjab for admission against seats reserved for them in government medical/dental colleges. However, they are exempted from Admission Test provided they have passed SAT II (SAT Subject) in Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics with a minimum of 550/800 marks in each or have secured at-least 24 (498 in new scoring system) score in MCAT ® International.

How many times I can appear in the Admission Test? I heard that I can only avail three chances?

There is no restriction whatsoever on the number of times a candidate may appear in the Admission Test except for those who have been debarred from appearing in the test on resorting to any unfair/fraudulent means.

I have done A-level/12th Grade/International Baccalaureate, etc., from a foreign university. Is may certificate/diploma acceptable for admissions as such or do I need an equivalence of some sort?

Your international/foreign certificates or diplomas are not acceptable as such for admission purposes in Pakistan. There is a government body named “Inter-Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC)” that equates foreign qualifications and issues certificates which are acceptable for admissions. Candidates having foreign qualifications are advised to contact IBCC for equivalence of their qualifications before they apply for admissions.

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