Lt Gen Wasim Alamgir, HI(M), VC NUMS said here Sunday that NUMS has successfully completed the gigantic task of holding Medical and Dental College Admission Test simultaneously in more than 20 cities throughout Pakistan and in Saudi Arabia and UAE on Sunday. He said that this was made possible with the well coordinated and robust arrangements made by our trained staff.
The Vice Chancellor said that the Pakistan Medical Commission(PMC) had divided the MDCAT among the Federation, provinces and for NUMS to fill the seats in the medical and dental colleges across the country.
President PMC Prof Dr. Noshad Ahmad Shaikh visited NUMS on Sunday and was received by the Vice Chancellor and senior management of the university. He also visited NUMS Control Room and was given a comprehensive briefing by Controller Examination Brig Saifullah Butt (Retd) on the elaborate arrangements for safe and transparent process.While talking to media, Prof Dr. Noshad Ahmad Shaikh hugely appreciated the NUMS arrangements and said that those students who would have NUMS MDCAT pass Certificate would be eligible to seek admission on merit in MBBS/BDS in private colleges anywhere in the country as well. These students can also take MDCAT which was being conducted by PMC on Nov.13, he added. Later PMC President along with Vice Chancellor, Pro VC Academics and Pro VC Administration also visited NUMS examination centre in Rawalpindi and witnessed the students taking their test in a congenial atmosphere. In his comments Maj Gen Syed Ammar Reza Hamdani,HI (M) (Retd) Pro VC Administration said that two officers of the University were specially sent to Saudi Arabia(Riyadh) and UAE (Ras-ul- Khaima) to supervise the MDCAT while embassies of Pakistan in the two countries facilitated for holding this test. MDCAT for NUMS is being held for admission in its medical and Dental colleges. The students seeking admission in these colleges are no longer required to sit any other test as per the decision of PMC last month. The nomenclature of NUMS Entry Test (NET) has been changed to MDCAT for NUMS 2022. All MBBS/BDS candidates having Pakistani nationality will have to secure 55% and 45 % passing marks in MBBS and BDS respectively to be successful in the test and to compete for 2075 seats. Of all the contesting candidates, 46,582 girls and 23,641 boys had applied for the NUMS MDCAT .