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NUMS || Complete Information About NUMS Entry Test || Test Schedule of NUMS Entry Test || Merit Waightage of NUMS Test || NUMS Panel Institutes


NUMS is an educational institute in Pakistan offering postgraduate programs. Its undergraduate programs are offered by Affiliated Colleges of NUMS. NUMS is the National University of Medical Sciences. Army Medical College is best for Medical students. Admissions of this college were through the NUST Entry Test till 2015. In 2016, this responsibility is given to NUMS. NUMS started its entry test in 2016 and all admissions of Army Medical College are now conducted on the based of the NUMS entry test. NUMS entry test is the top second entry test in Pakistan after MDCAT.

Test Schedule:

In 2016:

                Last Date to Apply: 15 July 2016

                Test Date: 07 August 2016

                Last Date to Apply: 26 August 2016

                Test Date: 18 September 2016

In 2017:

                Last Date to Apply: 31 July 2017

                Test Date: 27 August 2017

In 2018:

                Last Date to Apply: 29 October 2018

                Test Date: 18 November 2018

In 2019:

                Last Date to Apply: 04 September 2019

                Test Date: 13 October 2019

In 2020 (Not declared yet but expected):

                Date for Registration: 06 August to 04 September 2020

                Test Date: November 2020


NUMS Test Format:

                Biology: 70 MCQs

                Chemistry: 45 MCQs

                Physics: 45 MCQs

                English: 20 MCQs

                Biology: 70 MCQs

Total MCQs: 180

Total Marks: 180

Time Allowed: 3 hours

Negative Marking: None

Conduction: By NTS


Merit Weightages:

Matric: 10%

FSc: 40%

NUMS Test: 50%


NUMS Panel Institutes:

Some government colleges including in NUMS panel institutes are:

  • Army Medical College, Rawalpindi

                                It offers 40 MBBS and 70 BDS seats for students who pass the NUMS test. Its tuition fee is approximately Rs. 2,20,000 yearly.

  • Federal Medical and Dental College, Islamabad

                                It is not an affiliated college of NUMS but it accepts its test. It offers the MMBS program only. There are 100 seats for MBS in this college and merit will be based on the NUMS test. Its tuition fee is approximately Rs. 24,000 yearly.

  • Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute, Rawalpindi

                                It offers BSc Cardiac Perfusion (Hons), BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (Hons), BSc Nursing, BSc Post RN, and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Admission will be based on the NUMS test. Its tuition fee is approximately Rs. 50,000 yearly.


All other colleges in NUMS panel institutes are private so their fee structure is also high. Their tuition fee is approximately Rs. 12,00,000 yearly without including hostel dues.

  • CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Lahore
  • CMH Multan Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhawalpur
  • Wah Medical College, Wan Cantt.
  • Karachi Institue of Medical Sciences, Karachi
  • Quetta Institute of Medical Sciences, Quetta
  • HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila
  • CMH Kharian Medical College, Kharian
  • Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi


In 2018, some other private colleges in the territory of Islamabad decided to be a part of NUMS panel institutes. Admissions of these colleges are on the based of the NUMS test. These are:

  • Shiffa College of Medicines, Islamabad
  • Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Yusra Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad
  • Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad
  • Al-Nafees Medical College, Islamabad
  • HPS Medical and Dental College, Islamabad
  • Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad
  • Islamic International Dental College, Islamabad
  • Mohiuddin Islamic Medical College, Islamabad


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