Public medical colleges’ merit to start at 82%

Published: November 16, 2010
Candidates from South Punjab receive highest admission percentages.

Candidates from South Punjab receive highest admission percentages.

LAHORE: Candidates will likely require a score of at least 82 percent to win admission to one of the public medical colleges in the Punjab for the 2010-11 session.

The University of Health Sciences (UHS), which handles admissions to all public medical and dentistry colleges in the province, is likely to publish the merit list on November 30, sources in the UHS told The Express Tribune.

A total of 28,750 students sat the entry test on July 20 this year. They are competing for 3,205 MBBS seats and 216 BDS seats in 15 medical colleges and three dentistry colleges. The merit list ranks students according to a composite of their FSc and entry test scores, with 30 per cent weight given to the latter and 70 per cent to the former. Though the Punjab government has opened four new medical colleges (in DG Khan, Sahiwal, Sialkot and Gujranwala) and added 942 MBBS seats over last year, many candidates who were hopeful of gaining admission are likely to be disappointed.

Of the 3,421 that make the merit list, a few hundred will likely drop out to join private medical colleges in Pakistan and abroad, meaning some 4,000 candidates will eventually make it to medical school. But this year the UHS sold some 7,100 prospectuses, which are only available to candidates with marks of 75 percent or more.

Last year, the merit list ranged from 82 per cent to 92 per cent and 2,263 MBBS and 216 BDS seats were available. This year the merit list ranges from 81.99 per cent to 93.30 per cent.

Last year, the students’ top choices, in order, were King Edward Medical College University, Lahore; Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore; Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore; Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore; Nishtar Medical College, Multan; Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad; Rawalpindi Medical College; Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur; Sheikh Zayed Medical College, RY Khan; Sargodha Medical College; and Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat.

According to the UHS sources, 1,298 of 8,220 candidates from southern Punjab will likely gain medical college seats, an admission percentage of 15.80 per cent; 2,413 of 17,931 candidates from central Punjab, an admission percentage of 13.45 per cent; and 2,419 candidates from northern Punjab, giving it an admission percentage of 11.94 per cent.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2010.

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  • Mubashir Ahmad
    Nov 18, 2010 - 2:23PM

    There are many discrepencies in this article to begin with,
    *Last year merit did not range from 82-92%,rather it was ranged from 82 to 94.5%
    *Last year according to the choice of students the correct order was;
    KE>AIMC>FJ>SIMS….(not KE>FJ>AIMC as stated in this article)
    And I seriously doubt the credibilty of this article as it is says that merit ranges from 81.99–93.30,
    where as the topper have 94.1% aggregate,
    Let see where the cat will fall.Recommend

  • ammo
    Nov 18, 2010 - 10:01PM

    i realy realy hope this could be wrong
    but plz the owner of this article can plz plz give us confirmation
    mubashar plz do inform r u confermed about itRecommend

  • tahreem ahmad
    Nov 19, 2010 - 1:21AM

    i totally ageee with what mubashir said……..Recommend

  • Hamza Tariq
    Nov 19, 2010 - 11:56PM

    The express tribune should also mention the source of this news which is really important in cases like this. If this news is based on perception then they should mention it. Getting the spotlight by publishing wrong news (if it happens in future) will adversely affect their reputation.Recommend

  • Ahsan Farooq
    Nov 20, 2010 - 12:18AM

    whoz wid 94.1???Recommend

  • Nov 20, 2010 - 12:38AM

    this is unbelievable ……. how is it possible and why?????????? entry was held very early.mbbs merit must be around 81.3 % ………..Recommend

  • Nov 20, 2010 - 12:44AM

    this article is a very wrong guess ……………… entry test was held very early and performance of students was not good so much in entrance test….. besides fsc result is also not good due to centralized marking can we expect merit around 82% due to these very reasons…. this is absolutely funny and unbelievable… Recommend

  • Nov 20, 2010 - 12:49AM

    this is unbelievable ……. how is it possible and why?????????? entry test was held very early. M.B.B.S merit must be around 81.3 % ………..Recommend

  • zahid imran
    Nov 20, 2010 - 1:18AM

    It is a very non serious article. I request the writer to clarify it or justify it. there are 2889 open merit seats. According to last year merit should be 81.2 %. Moreover the marks in the mcat are less as compared to last year eg mcat serial no 2736 was secured by the student having 814 marks but this year by a student having 803 marks.It is written in the article that 7100 prospectuses are sold meaning there are 7100 students above 75% same as last year, than how merit can rise by .7% .
    Sorry I can not understand the logic of this article. It does not look a credible one by any means.

  • raheel
    Nov 20, 2010 - 2:50PM

    I think this is a wrong article because there are many wrong things mentioned in it .LIKE . *Students appeared in entry test on 20 july are 30,026 and not 28,750. After this more 517 appeared on 14 oct 2010.
    *IT is written in the article that merit “RANGES” from 82%–92% .I think it may be right because word “RANGE” means in between but last year a student has scored 94.4182 aggregate percentage.
    last year merit ranges FROM 94.4182%–82.6818 AND last student who is admitted in BDS has an aggregate pecentage of 82.4091.
    *In the last paragraph ,different students from the different aeras of punjab who are expected to be admitted in medical colleges are mentioned BUT
    1– When we get total it is 6,130 not 3,421 which are total seats for this year.
    2– Total percentage comes out to be 40.19 not 100%.
    *AS there is increment of 942 seats merit should not end at 82.0% because how it is possible that merit falls for only 0.4091%.Recommend

  • Mubashir Ahmad
    Nov 20, 2010 - 6:54PM

    AOA All,
    I am here to give you a comparison of last years MCAT and FSC result with this years MCAT and FSC result.

    In 2008,around 1750 students crossed 900 in entry test(MCAT)
    In 2009,around 825 students crossed 900 in entry test(MCAT)

    In 2008,950+ students in MCAT were 550,
    In 2009,950+ students were hardly 200.

    And this year,i.e 2010 ..
    900+ students in MCAT are 550
    And 950+ students are 180 almost.

    Also in 2009 ,800+ students in MCAT were almost 3000,
    In 2010,800+ students in MCAt are 2700 almost
    Also in 2009,54 students crossed 1000 in MCAT
    but in 2010,24 students crossed 1000,

    But keep in mind that the no. of students having 900+ Marks are increasing exponently every year.
    in 2009,900+ fsc students were 7000 almost.
    And Out of those 2000+ were Having 950+ Marks and
    Strangley Enough out of Those 2000(950+ students),550 Students were not able to secure admission,
    so A total of 5000 students having 900+ marks were not able to secure admission.
    And according to an estimate almost 70% of them appeared in This Years MCAT As repeaters.
    ALso Keep in mind that many of the students (i.e Repeaters) that had below 900 marks but gave impovement exams also Appeared with 900+ fsc marks this year..
    So according to a rough estimate,almost 10000+ students that Appeared in this years MCAT were having 900+ fsc marks…
    So that accounts for the best Fsc Result ever,

    According to many of insiders from UHS it was found that students having 80+ aggregate are numberd around 4000, (LAST YEAR THIS NUMBER WAS 3667) This increase of almost 300 students as compared with last year is a consequence of very high FSC result..
    SO out of those who are 80+ ,almost 800 of them are going to be rejected.
    And According to my estimation,(you can make one Yourselve as well) merit would close at around 81.5-6 MBBS and 81.3-4 BDS.
    And as far as i can understand,this article just portray a general merit range similar to the one i gave,
    P.s=I am no authority, i just collected the data,(i have way too much free time on my hands now a days)so its upto you if you believe me or not.

    (SOURCES OF DATA=KIPS acadmy,Last years Provisional merit lists from,BISE’s Data)

    Mubashir Ahmad,Recommend

  • shahid warraich
    Nov 20, 2010 - 7:14PM

    This article looks correct to me because the Fsc result is far better than last year. last years mbbs merit was 82.6%.Recommend

  • tehseen
    Nov 21, 2010 - 12:57PM

    salam to all.the merit percentage will depend on skewness of distributin (data) in statistical terms.these are mere estimates unless the analysis is accurate.Recommend

  • Nov 21, 2010 - 4:18PM

    I donot believe this article is correct Recommend

  • saba
    Nov 21, 2010 - 7:08PM

    In year 2008 there were 1862 open merit seats and last merit was 83.3454. In year 2009 there were 1961 seats and last merit was 82.6818. It means with the increase of only 99 seats merit dropped to 0.6727%. Although fsc result was better in 2009 than the result of 2008 but there was a considerable drop in merit due to the increase of 99 seats. so how is it possible that merit would be 82% despite of increase of 881 open merit seats?Recommend

  • shahid warraich
    Nov 21, 2010 - 11:37PM

    Than what ll be the guess for this years merit (2889 seats) after all this analysis and speculation?Recommend

  • Mubashir Ahmad
    Nov 22, 2010 - 2:56AM

    The Reason was that in 2008 the Result on entry test was fabulous,
    Here is the data
    In 2008,
    Above 900 in Mcat were 1700
    In 2009,
    Above 900 in Mcat were 938

    In 2008,
    Above 950 were more than 550
    in 2009 ,
    they were 250 almost.

    And also in 2008
    800+ were 4000>
    in 2009
    800+ were 2900,

    So VEry Fabulous entry test result of 2008 resulted in an abnormally high Last merit of 83.3.Recommend

  • Nov 22, 2010 - 9:01AM

    For the sake of argument if we accept that FSC result is very excellent this year ignoring the increase of seats ….then the last merit for BDS for the previous year (82.4091%) should increase…………. I think up to 82.80%……….SO NOW CONSIDER the increase of SEATS……………….. 942 total seats or 881 open merit seats…..
    HOW funny it is when we came to know that 881 open merit seats falls merit for only one percent …I think end merit should fall with in 81.00%—–81.50%……… Recommend

  • saba
    Nov 22, 2010 - 9:37AM

    @Mubashir I am also saying the same thing. I just said that despite the better result of fsc there was a drop of 0.6727% in merit due to the addition of new seats and poor entry test result in 2009. This year entry test result is soooo bad and there is a big increase in number of seats i.e 881 seats. so how can merit would be 82%? and i have read your information earlier and very impressed with your effort. R u telling this merit according to 3205 or 2842 seats? Recommend

  • Nov 22, 2010 - 12:46PM

    This year INSHAALLAH merit will be low and i think merit wil come at least 81.30%Recommend

  • zohab
    Nov 22, 2010 - 9:43PM

    i really cant believe this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dnt think so this article is accurate, merit will surely fall a lot more than this cz entry test was held a lot earlier and the seats are also increased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Mani
    Nov 23, 2010 - 3:20AM

    According to my opinion abnormally high result of Fsc ll be compensated by bad result of mcat.Recommend

  • Bakht
    Nov 24, 2010 - 4:23AM

    evry1 keep deir fingrz crossed……….. its nt over till da fat lady says so :pRecommend

  • Mouna zaffira
    Nov 24, 2010 - 7:31PM

    lets hope n pray for the best.Recommend

  • Haseeb
    Nov 25, 2010 - 4:13PM

    @Mubashir.Ur efforts r really admiring….and very terrible too cz i ws expecting vry low merit bt u mad me afraid… i hope that merit wud be low…Inshallah…Recommend

  • huria
    Nov 25, 2010 - 8:02PM

    i hope Inshaallah this article ‘ll be prove wrong.let’s pray for low and appropriate merit.Recommend

  • ali
    Nov 27, 2010 - 12:42PM

    I hope merit will be 81.9 for MBBS and 81.3 for BDS. some cont. of the article are correct.Recommend

  • Nov 28, 2010 - 9:23PM

    i am totally upset.what debate is going on between u guys.agar merit really 82 hua then what would u do?plz ans…Recommend

  • Saba
    Nov 28, 2010 - 11:03PM

    @AYESHA. Dont worry sis. I dont think that merit will be 82%. It would be 81.3-81.4% I guess.These are all guesses. Nothing is confirmed.We should wait till the announcement of official merit list. Its one day left. Recommend

  • zain
    Nov 29, 2010 - 1:52PM

    @ Saba
    well as i think merit may come down to 80.50 percent. lets hope for the best, inshahallah it will be very low.Recommend

  • Saba
    Nov 29, 2010 - 2:31PM

    @ZAIN Oh I just wish that it will come down to 80.50%.There are few hours left. I wish all the best to all. Recommend

  • Mani
    Nov 29, 2010 - 5:53PM

    Anyone who knows the merit anounced?Recommend

  • zain
    Nov 29, 2010 - 5:56PM

    Best of luck for all.Recommend

  • sumaira
    Nov 29, 2010 - 6:57PM

    mbbs merit ends 81.6% n bds on 81.4% accor to Dunya news… n RMC n PMC ends on 83.1%Recommend

  • Nov 29, 2010 - 10:56PM

    final mbbs merit never gets leaked.den how cumz dat duniya news know it?? well i beleive all speculations and guesses can never do wat u want…….wat has to happen will happen…….so just wait till d merit is announced……btw does anybdy know at wat time is d merit list expected 2 b displayed tomorrow?Recommend

  • abdula
    Nov 30, 2010 - 12:22AM

    is this correct.plz inform w8ng (81.6)Recommend

  • Saba
    Dec 1, 2010 - 6:31PM

    Plz tell where did all of you get admission?Recommend

  • nomi
    Dec 5, 2010 - 9:05PM

    Please tell if anyone has any inf about the commencement of classes in four newly established med clgs.

  • faria
    Dec 9, 2010 - 7:02PM

    call letters new colleges k studnts ko late milnay hai cmparitivly . .30 dec say classes start honge in sha Allah .u can get info from uhsRecommend

  • nomi
    Dec 10, 2010 - 6:14PM

    According to geo news pmdc says that increase in the number of seats in the existing colleges and establishment of new colleges is illegal.Recommend

  • basmah
    Dec 12, 2010 - 12:43PM

    @ faria… come you know this…is this a confirmed or authentic news????plz tell me…i am so depressed, being admitted in sialkot medical college and no call letter issued!!!!when all my friends have got there call letters and even uniforms!!!
    i called at the university(uhs) but those people have kept the phone busy…… plz help me out….your comments would be a great help!!!!Recommend

  • sana
    Dec 12, 2010 - 10:34PM


  • zahid waraich
    Dec 14, 2010 - 8:16PM

    @basmah I hope you would have received a phone call from sialkot medical college yesterday. They called me to submit my dues and documents on 18th dec.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 14, 2010 - 10:51PM

    zahid where theyyy asked you to submit the dues >sialkot or in uhs??Recommend

  • Hassan
    Dec 14, 2010 - 10:52PM

    zahid did they ask you to come to sialkot and submit the duess theirr or you gona submit the dues in uhs?Recommend

  • Hassan
    Dec 14, 2010 - 11:24PM

    zahid i have checked the merit list of sialkot medical college .. your name is’nt in the list then how you got the call??Recommend

  • basmah
    Dec 15, 2010 - 10:29AM

    yup!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have received the call from the college….they told to submit the dues by 18th of this month at Allama Iqbal memorial hospital…….candidates ka aana lazmi nae hai….classes 1st jan se shuru hongi……is se pehle interview ho ga….is sb ka schedule call letter me hoga shayd:)… letter day before yesterday unho ne tcs kar die the………….!!:)Recommend

  • Hassan
    Dec 15, 2010 - 1:57PM

    i got admisssion in gujranawala medical clg but i havnt received any call lettters yet.Recommend

  • aqsa
    Dec 18, 2010 - 2:33PM

    i also got admission in sialkot..and i hv submitted the dues..last date is 18 decemberRecommend

  • zahid waraich
    Dec 23, 2010 - 2:17PM

    @Hassan Sorry for late reply, i was not well. please check the list again, my merit no is 69 in sialkot. Dues were submitted in sialkot on 18th dec as i told earlier.Recommend

  • zahid waraich
    Dec 23, 2010 - 2:23PM

    @Hassan, sorry for late reply as i was not well. please check the list again,my merit no is 69 in sialkot.Sialkot students have submitted dues and documents.Recommend

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