Education Ministry Allows A-level and Fsc (Pre-Med) Students to Sit in Entry Test Before Exams

The students of all medical and dental colleges are allowed to sit in the MDCAT examination even if they have not yet taken their FSc pre-medical or A-level exams due to late examination in the covid-19 pandemic, according to the Pakistan Medical Council Undergraduate Education (Admissions, Curriculum, and Conduct) Regulations, 2021.

The entry tests are about to be conducted from August 30 to September 30.

“Admissions have to be finalized in medical/dental colleges by 15th January 2022 as per PMC Regulations. It was agreed that to accommodate students taking their A level exams in October& expected results in January 2022, each medical/dental colleges & universities will be directed to not finalize the admission on seats equal to the applicants who have taken their A levels in October and are awaiting their results and the admission on these seats will be finalized after the results are available in January 2022.”

For this purpose PMC will permit colleges to finalize admission on these special category seats by 10th February 2022.

Vice President PMC also requested the Federal Minister for Education and SAPM Health to consider the issue of using only elective subject results this year for merit creation in public colleges in view of the FSc exams being held for elective subjects only.

PMC is already considering a policy on these lines for private colleges.