NUMS: Admission process, entry test, fee structure, courses information

National University of Medical Sciences, abbreviated as NUMS, is a public-sector university offering medical degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This prestigious institute is comprised of five different departments of medical sciences. 

NUMS is considered among the top medical universities in Pakistan. Since it is a public-sector university, many students aspire to get enrolled there. Some of them are even seen inquiring as to the admission requirements and procedure. This article aims to guide you about it and address your queries focusing mainly on MBBS and BDS.

NUMS entry test registration date 2021 for admission

NUMS University Admission and Registration

The complete information about how to get admission in NUMS is explained below. The information is given with complete details of fees, courses and programs offered at the university, last dates, entry test information etc.

Programs offered at Undergraduate Level

NUMS offers a variety of degree programs related to medical science. Here are some major programs and courses offered at NUMS:
  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • BS Nursing (Generic)
  • BS Nursing (Post RN)
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Cardiac Perfusion (CP)
  • BS Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
  • BS Social Science of Health
  • BS Biological Sciences (Biotechnology)
  • BS Medical Imaging Technology (MIT)
  • BS Biological Sciences (Genetics)
  • BS Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
  • BS Public Health (BSPH)

Programs offered at MS level at NUMS

NUMS offer the following programs at MS Level.

· MS in Microbiology and Immunology
· MS in Human Genetics
· MS in Biotechnology
· MS in Psychochemistry and Natural Products

NUMS Admission Requirements and Eligibility

1. Applicant should have passed FSc Pre-Medical with a minimum of 65% marks

2. A-Level and O-Level candidates are required to bring their equivalent certificate

3. Applicants are required to apply online for NUMS-MDCAT & Aptitude Test at once the registration opens

4. The institute plans to make the exam competitive, thereby making 'high score' the criteria for enrollment

5. Applicants are also recommended to gather their previous academic certificates before applying

6. Students must pass the entry test conducted by the university for the relevant program admission. For example NUMS-MDCAT test for MBBS and BDS courses etc.

NUMS Admission Process

First, students are required to choose from the above-listed degree programs before applying. In this regard, we recommend every student to assess each program well and see if it matches his interest and qualification.

The admission procedure is given below:

1. 1st of all the students visit the website of NUMS ( and register themselves for the entry test.

2. The students take the entry test on the given dates and centers.

3. The University announces the Entry test results

4. The students who pass the entry test submit their documents for the admission at University Campus. Students can also apply online for admission.

5. The university evaluates students' applications and publishes merit lists for the admissions of various programs.

Post Graduate Admission Schedule | MS Programs | Department of Biological Sciences

· Admission starts on July 5, 2021

· The last date to apply online July 14, 2021

· Interview date July 30, 2021

· Display of first merit list August 6, 2021

· Display of second merit list August 12, 2021

· Classes shall start on September 20, 2021

Admission Requirements for Post Graduate Programs

· Sixteen years of education in any relevant discipline from HEC recognized institute

· GAT general with 50% accumulative score

· GAT result which is valid within the two-year validity period

· NUMS institutional interview

NUMS Fee Structure & Admission Dates

The standard fee structure for MBBS and BDS programs is given below. This fee implies the tuition fee; additional charges are expected to be paid. 

The fee structure for other degree programs varies and not a matter of discussion here. Every year, the admission phase begins in fixed months, followed by the display of merit lists in October/November, and the commencement of classes.


  • Rs. 220,000 PKR annual
  • Admission starts usually in July/August
  • Classes start in December

2. BDS

  • Rs. 220,000 PKR annual
  • Admission starts usually in July/August
  • Classes start in December

3. BS Psychology

  • 80,000 tuition fee per semester
  • 21,400 admission fee
  • Online registration starts on March 15, 2021
  • The last date to apply online March 26, 2021
  • Display of merit list April 9, 2021
  • Classes start on May 3, 2021

4. BS Nursing (Generic)

  • Rs. 55,000 annual fee
  • Admission starts usually in July/August
  • Classes start in the first week of January

5. BS Microbiology

  • Rs. 150,000 per semester
  • Rs. 30.000 admission fee
  • Rs. 10,000 security fee
  • Admission starts usually in January
  • Classes start in the third week of March
Fee structure for MS programs varies as per the university's decision

Important dates for NUMS Entry Test 2021

1. Online registration for MBBS and DBS admission test starts on July 12, 2021
2. The last date for online registration is August 10, 2021
3. The last date for paying the registration fee is August 11, 2021
4. Entry test will be conducted on October 3, 2021 at 10 AM

Applicants shall have to pay Rs. 3000 PKR as the registration fee which is non-refundable and non-transferable.

NUMS Online Registration Procedure for Entry test

1. Use a laptop or computer to visit
2. Find NUMS-MDCAT & Aptitude Test on the website and click
3. As soon as it opens, fill the application form with your personal information
4. After filling in the information, save the generated challan form and print it for bank deposit
5. Keep your CNIC/Form-B, photograph, academic certificates scanned before applying online

Syllabus for NUMS-MDCAT & Aptitude Test

  • The question paper shall be comprised of 200 MCQs divided into 4 sections
  • The biology portion will carry 80 MCQs
  • The chemistry portion will carry 60 MCQs
  • The physics portion will carry 40 MCQs
  • English portion will carry 20 MCQs
  • The test shall be conducted in 150 minutes
  • There will be no negative marking in the entry test
  • After the entry test, a thirty-minute aptitude test shall be conducted having no effect on the position of a candidate
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