Entry Test - Agha Khan Medical College, Karachi

Agha Khan Medical College is a reputable institution of medical sciences. It offers a five-year MBBS program. There are 100 seats for admission on yearly basis. Admissions are purely based on merit. Candidates are assessed through an entry test and an interview. The overall selection is based on evaluation of students based on their academic and scholastic achievements, co-curricular activities and leadership potential.

Candidates from anywhere in the world can apply for admission.

   Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

  • HSSC (FSc Pre-medical) Degree
  • Candidates having qualifications (i.e., A-level) other than Pakistani HSSC

  • Candidate who are in process of completing their HSSC (FSc) can also apply if their studies will complete before the interview date for admission. Such students have to submit their HSSC result before the last date of its submission as prescribed by the college (usually before the interview).

  • In addition to the above minimum eligibility, students successfully completing the admission processes (e.g., entry test and interview) of the University have also to submit MDCAT test score as per rules of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). The MDCAT test is administered by PMC. The MDCAT test result is to be submitted before its last date as prescribed by the college.

   Test Schedule

Admission is advertised in all newspapers which reflects the date of test and interview. The important dates for admission cycle 2021-2022 are given here to give students an idea.

Application Submission Period:               19 April – 28 July 2021
Entry Test:                                                5 September 2021
Last date to submit HSSC result:             24 September 2021
Interview and Shortlisting:                         September/October
Last date to submit A Level result:            20 January 2021
Submission of MDCAT result                    20 January
Commencement of MBBS Classes:          January 2022
Application Fee:                                         Rs. 6800 (350 USD for foreign students)

   Test Format:

Time allowed for this section is 2 hours. There are 100 MCQs divided into following sections:

  • Biology                                           20 MCQs
  • Physics                                           20 MCQs
  • Chemistry                                       20 MCQs
  • Science Reasoning                        20 MCQs
  • Mathematics Reasoning                 20 MCQs

Note. All candidates (including from overseas) pursuing the Pakistani system, British system of education or Indigenous High school certificate are required to appear in AKU entry test. Equivalent test will not be acceptable.

The overseas candidates applying with American or Canadian system of education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma may submit SAT I as per requirements of Aga Khan Medical College. The minimum requirement for SAT I is a cumulative score of 1250 on a 1600-point scale, with minimum score of 600 in each of the two components: 1) the evidence-based reading and writing test, and 2) the mathematics component. The essay component is not considered as a part of the assessment.

Test centers in Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan, Quetta, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Chitral and Sukkur

Test centers for overseas: London, Doha, Iran Dubai, Kabul, Nairobi, Riy

   How to Apply for Test

The procedure for applying for test is as follows:

  1. Apply online for the test on the official website of Agha Khan University.
  2. For online apply, you will have to make your e-mail account on the website and give all the required details such as your personal details, educational detail, test and interview center, and proof of payment of application fee. 
  3. Application fee can be paid a fee voucher in any branch of Habib Bank (HBL) or through online payment portal of AKU. The receipt of paid fee is to be uploaded with online application of admission.
  4. When you submit your application, you will receive a PDF copy of your application on your email.
  5. After your application is reviewed by the admission office, you will be sent an admit card for the entry test.

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Disclaimer. This is not the official website of the Agha Khan Medical College. All the information given here is to give new students an idea about the admission process.