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    Overseas Admission

    Has anyone (overseas) gotten admission in a Pakistan Public Government Medical College Punjab on the open merit.
    Anyone who has given A-levels abroad..
    Is it really difficult to give MDCAT for A-level students?
    I will have to shift to Pakistan because my dad lost his job. If I give SAT ii in Pakistan, will that be accepted?

    Please also tell me the process.. what was your experience? Any tips? What documents are required?
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    Im not an a levels student but i have given the sat. I will give the physics one in pakistan and ill be applying as an overseas student. Yes you can give sat in pakistan and be eligible for overseas seats
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    I will also be giving the nums test and mcat. But i have to say, start studying for it now. I got the fsc books from pakistan and will start studying in a week.
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    Thanks a lot for your reply. I think I should also prepare for MDCAT as well.
    I would really appreciate if you keep updating about how your preparation is going and how you are studying.
    I downloaded the fsc books online and will start studying now.

    One thing I am confused about is the English part of MDCAT. How do yo study for it?
    I have studied English all my life but didn't know 'august' means respected.

    Another thing is that they keep changing aggregate formula. I'm confused about that as well.
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    No problem. I will surely try to update on everything. People say the english part is just basic english stuff. Maybe look at some past papers or ask someone who gave the test before? My plan is to study the mains first then ill go to english in the end.
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    Yea the aggregate is different for some universities and might change but just do your best in the exams and inshallah you'll get there.
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    Also, what universities are you applying to?
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    I want to apply to Government Medical Universities (can't afford private). I would prefer in Lahore but I feel like the merit is too high. I was planning on applying to FJMU but the merit increased a lot this year. This is what I'm scared of.

    By the way, I really appreciate you replying. I don't know anyone who has given mdcat so I can't ask about it.

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    You mentioned above that you have given SAT Subject Tests. How did they go? How was your experience and any tips?
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    The SATs are easier than a levels by far. I gave the chem and bio tests and got 770 and 740 respectively alhamdulillah. What i did was i read the barrons book and then revised the concepts. Then i did as many practice tests as i can. I think i did about 15 in each subject but i think it was a little excessive. For practice tests use cracksat(although some tests on there are not anything like the original) and download books from pdf drive.
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    Thank you! I downloaded the books.
    MaShaAllah! I think you can get into government medical universities with your SAT scores.
    Are you preparing for MDCAT just be on the safe side?
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    Well i dont have the domicile for punjab so i cant apply locally there. However i will be giving the nums test which accepts anyone from pakistan. Ill give the mcat too but i can only apply to private unis in sindh. I'd say go for the nums test too. Cmh lahore is one of the best colleges in punjab and army medical is even better but its the life there. There are uniforms and a strict campus. But it opens up ur options.
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    Keep in mind you can only apply to private unis of punjab with mdcat. The gov. unis dont accept you if you didnt do grade 11 & 12 there.
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    I didn't know that I could only apply to private...
    My father has domicile of Punjab. Would that help?
    What about the overseas seats?
    I can't afford private at all
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    Yes, thats why us overseas students have limited options. You have to make a domicile for punjab when you go there. Yes you can apply to overseas seats in any uni. If private unis are not an option for you, dont give mdcat and go for nums. Plus there are programs like PTAP that you should look into.
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    I think PTAP is for dual nationals.
    I have a Pakistani Passport..
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    Yes ptap is for dual nationals. I thought you were a dual national. Arent you applying as an overseas student tho?
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    What I think is the Overseas Seats are for people who, despite studying and staying abroad have a Pakistani passport; eg: people in the Gulf Countries.
    PTAP is for dual nationals who need assistance.

    This is what I understood. Please guide me if I'm wrong.
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    Yes its like that. But im not sure if ptap is for dual nationals only or overseas too. Ptap reduces your fees too. So you pay almost as much as the locals
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    I thought that for the seats reserved for overseas Pakistanis we pay the same amount as locals
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    Nope unfortunately. Government colleges overseas seats are about 6000-12000 usd
    Private are 18000 usd
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