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- July 15th, 2012, 06:41 PM #1
Shifa Med and AMC Info Needed
1. How would you rank AMC NUST and Shifa?
2. Can someone tell me about the merit of both of these? e.g Matric and FSc marks and test score.
3. Is MCAT necessary for either of them?
Last edited by toxicdevil; July 15th, 2012 at 06:50 PM.July 17th, 2012, 11:23 AM #2July 18th, 2012, 10:32 AM #3
Well, I can't help you much but, I can tell you that the MCAT is not required for Shifa and most likely is required for AMC NUST as it is in Punjab.Sponsored Links Remove AdvertisementsJuly 20th, 2012, 11:45 AM #4July 20th, 2012, 07:44 PM #5
Yeah I know! Here's the deal:
Admission in NUST is based on a unique test which is mainly based on the federal board system (FSc). I think it's called NUMCAT to be more specific but I'm not sure. However I do know that your UHS MCAT is totally separate from AMC NUST and you won't get admission there by doing this test. It's dates vary between 15th to 22nd of September. I would recommend registering as soon as possible if you haven't done so already.
As for Shifa, registration has opened not too long ago and the prospectus is out. Shifa also has its own unique entry test which is based on SAT Subject Tests mainly. It's more conceptual and doesn't provide an unfair advantage to FSc students like most public colleges do. Again it is not affiliated with the UHS MCAT exam. Be aware that there is a whole section on liberal arts and Iqbaliyat for which you can prepare for only by getting official documents from the college itself.
So here are the answers of your questions as far as I know (and don't rely solely on me):
1- As for their ranking, they are both very prestigious and both are recognized by the PMDC and USMLE so both will get you quite far. However, my opinion is that Shifa is developing at a far greater pace than AMC and perhaps by 5 years, it will be better. Currently however they are both about equal and AMC provides that at a far lower fee. So if I got admission in both, I would choose AMC!
2- Don't know about Shifa but AMC is based on: 50% Entry Test, 40% FSc/Equivalent, 10% Metric/Equivalent.
3- No, neither is affiliated with the UHS MCAT exam, they both have their own exams with their own syllabi. It must be said however that the NUMCAT is quite similar to the UHS MCAT however.
Just kidding, hope this helps everyone and wish you all and myself admission in a good college!July 20th, 2012, 09:10 PM #6
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Thanks but let me clarify my questions a little more.
1. How would you rank AMC NUST and Shifa? Lets say compare it to King edward or aku or AIMC.
2. Can someone tell me about the merit of both of these? e.g Matric and FSc marks and test score. e.g if you know someone who got in with 80% in Fsc or something like this.
3. Is MCAT necessary for either of them? What I meant was Is MCAT necessary? e.g MCAT is necessary for AKU although it has its own entry test. etc.July 21st, 2012, 06:31 PM #8
Oh, okay, I'll try again:
1- Compared to KEMU or AIMC, I don't think Shifa or AMC are at the same level. KEMU and AIMC are the two top colleges affiliated with the UHS. AKU is by far the best medical college of Pakistan and both are far lower than AKU. I would compare them more to RMC (Rawalpindi Medical College), not to KEMU or AIMC.
2- Correct me if I'm wrong somebody, but I think AMC only posts its merit list in GHQ, I don't think they're public. As for Shifa, not sure but I know that 55% on the test was enough for people to be selected for interview last year. I don't know too much about this other than that, and I would appreciate if someone who knows more could help.
3- Yes, MCAT is necessary for both Shifa and NUST, it's just that they are unique.July 29th, 2012, 12:55 PM #9
final selection at shifa is based at 10% matric , 40% fsc , 40% shifa entrance test , 10% interview. As far as its test is concerned yes its really tough last year i appeared in it i got some 60% in test n got selected for interview ,i was interviewed by 2 docters at Shifa separately. there are 90 seats for locals my merit no. was 120 or thereabout. and 1 really important thing, do verify shifa affiliation because as rumour has it, shifa is no longer affiliated with Bahria university, its now with some Shifa tameer-e-millat universityJuly 29th, 2012, 12:58 PM #10
and yes MCAT [UHS test] isn't required for neither NUST nor SHIFAJuly 30th, 2012, 04:07 PM #11July 30th, 2012, 08:17 PM #12
Since they'll be governing it themselves, they've made attendance 80 percent. And, are bringing huge changes which weren't allowed under Bahria.August 2nd, 2012, 04:42 PM #13August 2nd, 2012, 08:18 PM #14September 6th, 2012, 04:55 PM #15
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yaar plz any one tell me about my admission in shifa, i am an Fsc student n i hv got 70% marks in Fsc n 80% marks in matric. how much score i should avail in entrance test exam to be selected in shifa. its my last hope. plz tell me bout maths section in shifa?September 6th, 2012, 06:29 PM #16
Sadly, Shifa doesn't release anything like a merit list or something that shows what the minimum score you need is for admission. So it's impossible to tell how many marks you need in the entry test for admission. If I were to estimate, I'd say around 70-75%. But it's very rough, and do not go for my word. Also bear in mind that the test is considered hard overall. The Maths section is said to be pretty basic and only has 15/180 questions so it shouldn't be a problem. The main problem is the General Section which has 60/180 questions and is usually said to be hard.September 6th, 2012, 08:32 PM #17
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plz help me bout the things to focus on rite now, bcz my test is on 9 sep which is quite near. wat to do in this condition? Plz gv me some sort of sincere advice 4 those who hav gone through this test.September 7th, 2012, 08:26 PM #18
I'm also taking the Shifa test. I haven't gone through it but since you're probably not going to get an early enough response, I'll tell you what I know. Try studying all you can about SAT 2 science subjects from sparknotes. On Shifa's official website, you'll find the 'Section of Liberal Arts' booklet online. Prepare Iqbaliat from that if you can. Other than that, take it easy, the world's not gonna come to an end even if you take 10 years to get admission. Just do your best in the test, and leave the rest to God. Good Luck, inshaAllah, we'll both make it through!September 14th, 2012, 01:42 PM #19September 14th, 2012, 04:58 PM #20
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