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How should I choose between the Medical and Engineering Field?

#The confusion of medicine and engineering
# what to choose between medicine and engineering
# what is a better career choice?  Medicine or Engineering.

Medical Vs Engineering has always been a confusion when students are looking forward to choosing their career paths. Unfortunately, in Pakistan there are very limited options for students in public sector universities but the private sector is filled with multiple options. Thanks to the immense opportunities in both the field to which students get attracted and pursue their careers. According to a wise man, it is better for a man to listen to his or her inner voice at first before making any decision.

In Pakistan this decision is solely dependent on the Students ability to score in grade 10th (matriculation and O level Examination). This is solely the decision which can make or break a student’s dream. After scoring well in these examination students come to the point where they evaluate the pros and cons of both the fields. Evaluating job opportunities is also one important factor that all the students and their parents would like to give a thought to. Also, in Pakistan most of the families are biased in between choosing engineering and medical. Is one family having more people with Engineering Degrees they would like all others to follow the same path and vice versa.

In this fight between Engineering and Medical, It is observed that Engineering has been a popular choice in the countries abroad, as there are more engineering universities than medical ones.

This is not as easy as one two three to decide what to choose. Because the fields require completely different abilities let say, Engineering is more of understanding the phenomenon, being analytical, high intelligent quotient and many others. It requires students to be creative and innovative enough to drive something unique out of it.

Engineering is a popular choice may be because, after completing a Four-year program, students can get a job against a reasonable pay cheque. But for medicine it takes quite a long time as 6 to 8 years for completion of degree and specialization. Now after all this student starts to earn in this field.



What is NET? Why is NET important? What is the meaning of your NET result?

To all the students who have imagined themselves as successful graduates of NUST are well aware of this NET test. Which is essentially required to get admission in NUST. In this blog, we will discuss why NET is important, what score you should bag to get in.

NET stands for National Eligible Test, which is conducted at three locations, that is Islamabad (NUST Campus), Karachi and Quetta. At Islamabad the Test is conducted in computer-based format. In Karachi and Quetta, it is in paper-based format conducted in April & July.

First of all, you are allowed to appear in NET once you are done submitting your application. The tests results are out usually 10 days after the test happens. The test score is out of 200 marks, and comprises 200 MCQs. Let’s say if you attempt 100 MCQs and all of them are correct, you will end up scoring 100 marks. But regardless to mention, the 100 marks score is very low.

Score for Admission in Engineering:
A score above 110 is considered safe and you may get admission in some of the lower ranked courses. For Engineering, a score of 125 above is safe. Higher merit courses like Electrical and Mechanical Engineering require a safe score of 140 plus.

Score for Admission in Medical and Applied Bio Sciences:
For both Medical and Applied Bio Sciences a higher score is required, one should score 170 above to get into one of the degrees. The score of above or equal the 140 is acceptable for Applied Bio Sciences.

Score for Architect and Business Studies:
For Architect and Business Studies 130 is considered a safe score. The score for merit is decided once all the tests take place. The pattern of merit is almost the same every year. Which depends upon your rank out of the total students appeared for the test.

Information regarding weight age:


​Mathematics ​40%
Physics ​30%
​Chemistry                           ​15%
​English ​10%
​Intelligence ​5%


  • Candidates seeking admission in Engineering can also opt for admission in BS Mathematics, BS Physics and BS Chemistry programmes without payment of additional registration fee and appearing in a separate test.Merit of such candidates will be generated as follows: –

1.      Merit position for BS Mathematics will be calculated on the basis of score in Mathematics, English and Intelligence.

2.      Merit position for BS Physics will be calculated on the basis of score in Physics,

3.      Mathematics, English and Intelligence.

4.      Merit position for BS Chemistry will be calculated on the basis of score in Chemistry, English and Intelligence.

  • Candidates appearing in a separate test for BS Mathematics / BS Physics / B Chemistry, their merit will not be calculated on the basis of above-mentioned policy
  • This option is not applicable to DAE candidates

BS Computer Science

​Mathematics ​40%
​Physics ​30%
Computer Science      @   ​15%
​English ​10%
​Intelligence ​5%



1.      @ Candidates with Pre-Engineering background as declared in Online Registration Form will be given test of Chemistry instead of Computer Science.

2.      Candidates seeking admission in Computer Science can also opt for admission in BS Mathematics and BS Physics programmes without payment of additional registration fee and appearing in a separate test. Merit of such candidates will be generated as follows: –

  • Merit position for BS Mathematics will be calculated on the basis of score in Mathematics, English and Intelligence.
  • Merit position for BS Physics will be calculated on the basis of score in Physics, Mathematics, English and Intelligence.

3.      Candidates appearing in a separate test for BS Mathematics / BS Physics, their merit will not be calculated on the basis of above mentioned policy

BS Applied Biosciences

Biology                                              ​40%            
Chemistry ​30%
Physics                                                                                       ​15%
​English ​10%
​Intelligence ​5%


  • ·        Candidates seeking admission in BS Applied Bio sciences can also opt for admission in BS Chemistry programme without payment of additional registration fee and appearing in a separate test. For such like candidate’s merit position for BS Chemistry will be calculated on the basis of score in Chemistry, English and Intelligence.
  • ·     Candidates appearing in a separate test for BS Chemistry, their merit will not be calculated on the basis of above-mentioned policy

Business Studies / Social Sciences (BBA / BS Public Administration / BS Mass Communication / BS Economics / BS Psychology / BS Accounting & Finance / LLB (Hons)

English        ​40%           
Quantitative (Basic Mathematics)                                  ​40%
Intelligence ​20%

Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) / Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID)

Mathematics ​30%
Physics ​30%
English                                 ​25%
​Intelligence ​15%

 Merit of candidates appearing in test of BS Mathematics, BS Physics and BS Chemistry,

Will be generated on the basis of following: –

BS Mathematics

Mathematics                               ​85%        
English                                                                      ​10%
Intelligence ​5%

BS Physics

​Physics ​45%
Mathematics                                                             ​40%        
English ​10%
Intelligence ​5%


BS Chemistry

​Chemistry                             ​85%
English ​10%
Intelligence ​5%


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What you should know about admissions in Medical Colleges (MDCAT)

Being a doctor and assisting other people in an incredibly significant way is a dream of Pakistan’s many passionate students. But it is an aim in life that cannot be achieved without too much hard work and dedication.  It is important that one should keep in mind that hard work is not the only thing which is important, one should be smart enough to choose the better and most effective option for test preparation. As it is the most fundamental part of the admission process. This blog contains relevant information regarding admissions in Medicine in Pakistan:

National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS):
NUMS entrance tests take place every year in the month of September and the applications start in the last week of August. Students can get admissions at NUMS once they clear the entrance test which comprises four major sections Physics, English, Biology and Chemistry, all based on multiple choice questions. One can also get admission to affiliated institutes such as CMH Lahore, Army Medical College and Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences.

Medical College Admission Test (MDCAT):
This test takes place every year in the month of August and is conducted by the University of Health Sciences every year in August. It takes place every year on behalf of the Punjab government. This test is mandatory for many private and public medical institution admissions. The students are tested upon their ability to answer multiple choice questions based on their knowledge related to various subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English language and Mathematics. One is eligible to get into either of the institutes including King Edward Medical College, Fatima Jinnah medical College etc.

The Army Medical College (AMC):
The entrance tests for Army Medical College usually take place in July. Students have the option to either appear for the AMC test or NUMS test to get admission. Equal or above 75 percent score in FSC allows a student to sit for this examination. Lower than this percentage the students are not allowed to sit for this test. The test comprises Verbal, Nonverbal intelligence, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

National Aptitude test (NAT):
This test is also very important for all the young and passionate students who are looking forward to providing their services as a doctor in future. The students who clear NAT are also eligible to appear for NTS affiliated medical colleges. NAT can be attempted multiple times as it takes place almost every month.

It is right to say that students are not only tested on their ability to solve a mathematics or a physics related multiple choice question rather, their passion and dedication towards achieving their goal. It is also very important that students must choose wiser options and take smarter decisions when it comes to preparing for their entry tests. Don’t forget that time is the key. Here are a few guidelines as to how one can prepare better in less time for your MDCAT:

It is important to have a full master plan before you begin with anything that is this demanding as MBBS. It is always okay to deviate and change your path but you should always have one particular path to follow and achieve your goal. In MDCAT, this can only be done when you have proper course material, sample papers, mock tests, past papers etc. Secondly you need to make sure that you are using some great time management skills while you prepare. So, preparing for MDCAT is a mix of your in-depth understanding and time management skills.

Online preparation is also one of the key options for students nowadays, it is a blessing in disguise. In which you can access the entire data 24/7 in touch of your mobile phone screens. That is also at such less price. has made life easier for almost 5000 students up till now and still heavily contributing for their students.


All about Nust ; Admission Process, Admission Criteria and Degrees Offered

National University of Science and Technology also known as (NUST) is one of the top Engineering University of Pakistan. NUST provide vast range of undergraduate and Master’s programs for their students. Students across the country desire to get admission in NUST Engineering and Business studies programs. All students have to appear in the NUST Entry test known as NET test in order to get admission in Engineering, Business or other programs. NUST Entrance Test or also known as NET is held three times a year. It is recommended that students apply all three time and apply on the basis of best score.


  • Minimum 60% marks are required in SSC and HSSC.
  • Candidates after clearing FA/FSc part one can apply for test but their admission will be confirmed after part two result.
  • All non FSc candidates must have equivalence certificate issued by IBCC, with minimum 60% marks and relevant subjects.
  • Candidates of O/A Level can apply on the basis of equivalence certificate obtained from IBCC.
  • Merit for BS Applied Biosciences program will be based on complete FSc / A Level or equivalent qualification (as per IBCC Equivalence Certificate) result.
  • Academic qualification needed for different programs is as follow: –

​    Programs Offered




FSc Pre-Engineering Group
FSc Computer Science Group
FSc Pre-Medical with additional Math’s

BS Computer Science


FSc Pre-Engineering / Computer Science Group

BS Applied Biosciences



Fsc Pre-Medical Group

BBA, BS Economics, BS Mass Communication, BS Public Administration, BS Psychology HSSC with any combination

BS Accounting & Finance


HSSC with Math’s or Accounting and Finance or Accountancy as one of the major subjects.

BS Mathematics


HSSC with Math’s


BS Physics


FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Computer Science Group


BS Chemistry



FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Pre-Medical Group

Architecture and Industrial Design


​ FSc Pre-Engineering Group or Computer Science Group



  • ​Mathematics ​40% (80 mcqs)
  • ​Physics 30% (60 mcqs)
  • ​Chemistry 15% (30 mcqs)
  • ​English 10% (20 mcqs)
  • ​Intelligence 5% (10 mcqs)

Computer Science:

  • ​Mathematics 40% (80 mcqs)
  • ​Physics 30% (60 mcqs)
  • Computer Science 15% (30 mcqs)
  • ​English 10% (20 mcqs)
  • ​Intelligence 5% (10 mcqs)

 BS Applied Biosciences

  • Biology ​40% (80 mcqs)
  • Chemistry 30% (60 mcqs)
  • Physics 15% (30 mcqs)
  • ​English 10% (20 mcqs)
  • ​Intelligence 5% (10 mcqs)

Business Studies / Social Sciences

  • Verbal (English) ​40% (80 mcqs)
  • Quantitative (Mathematics) ​40% (80 mcqs)
  • Intelligence 20% (40 mcqs)


SAT Requirements for Various Disciplines


SAT Subject Test in

  • Mathematics Level-II
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

BS Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering:

SAT Subject Test in

  • Mathematics Level-II
  • Physics

BS Mathematics

SAT Subject Test in:

  • Mathematics Level-II

BS Physics

SAT Subject Test in:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics Level-II

BS Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in:

  • Chemistry

BS Applied Biosciences

SAT Subject Test in

  • Biology (M)

B Architecture and B Industrial Design

SAT subject Test in

  • Mathematics Level II
  • Physics

Business Studies / Social Sciences:

  • SAT Test (SAT – I)

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Candidate will be allotted a login ID and password to access the online application form.

  • Fill the online form, upload recent passport size photograph (with plain background), and submit the form. Successful submission of form will be confirmed through an e-mail by NUST.
  • Re-Login to your account and print Fee Invoice for depositing processing fee from My Account page.
  • Candidates can deposit fee with any branch of HBL. Fee deposit will be verified through e-mail within 5 days of payment.
  • Candidates of computer-based test will have to choose Test Date and Session out of the available options.
    •  Allocation of Test Date and Session will be made on ‘First Come First Served’ basis.
  • Candidates of computer-based test will be allocated Roll Number, Test Centre, Test Session, Log-in ID and Password.
  • For Paper Based Test at Karachi and Quetta in April and July, candidates will be informed through email regarding printing of Admit Card containing exact time and Centre for Entry Test.
  • Candidates are required to print their Admit Cards and bring the same to the Test Centre along with Original CNIC / Family Registration Certificate / Passport / Original Matric / FSc certificate bearing photograph as proof for identification.
  • Candidates can appear more than once to improve their score. Best score will be picked by the system for merit generation.
    • Candidates can review their preference of choices after announcement of merit list. However, candidates can give application for change of preference, ONCE during selection process by applying through prescribed Performa. After this, request of change of preference will not be entertained.
    • Candidates will be required to confirm whether they want to stay in the allotted programme or would like to be considered for up-gradation. The seats becoming available as a result of drop-outs will be re-allocated and filled through the up-gradation of candidates who have confirmed their willingness by depositing admission dues in time.
    •  Candidates failing to deposit admission dues within the given time will not be considered for admission any further.
    • Closing merit of session 2019 for different programs will be available on the website for guidance
  • Admit Cards will be retained at the Test Centers for further verification.

Prepare for your NUST Entry Test in no Time

So now you are done deciding what profession you are going to opt in near future and yes, all the eyes at NUST. Make sure you prepare big, to achieve big. There are hundreds of our young and talented people who apply for NUST and only a few get in, make sure you are one of those who bag a seat this year. We have a few tips to give you which can make your life a lot easier while you prepare for your entry test.

Research is a must: It is very important to make sure that what you want to prepare and from where you should start? It is obvious that multiple sources are referred in order to create these entry tests. It is recommended that you identify the right sources of study and plan accordingly.

Go for early application and preparation: It is obvious when you start to prepare for something from an early time you get more space to plan your study and prepare. It is highly recommended that you strategize your study and go topic wise. Also, you are lucky if you apply for the applications early because mostly you can have three chances to pass the test.

Don’t waste time reading multiple books: It is highly recommended that preparation for NUST is a lot easier when you choose to solve past papers along with the solutions on a daily basis. It delivers a complete idea as to how you can achieve a better score and what type of questions appear in the final examination.

Be good at Time Management: It is obvious that one has to be good at time management, when he/she is practicing to solve the papers. If you don’t do that you will end up wasting a lot of it. is the ultimate solution: how will you feel if someone tells you that you can access all the past papers, track your analytics and solve all the questions just by registering online? Yes, has all that you want.

You can still apply for admission at NED University of Engineering & Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (BZU) and University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar

2020 has been a really rough year for everyone around the globe due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, life still goes on. If you are considering taking a gap year because of the global situation and the havoc the novel corona virus has created, we strongly recommend you not to lose hope because there are still a few universities you can apply for if you are from engineering background. In order to give you some hope, we are sharing important information related to admission in some of the highly renowned universities in Pakistan.

NED University of Engineering & Technology


• The last date for submission of online application for admission is 24th August, 2020.
• The Prospectus and Online admission Portal is available at:

Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in:
• Automotive
• Biochemical
• Chemical
• Computer Systems
• Civil
• Civil (Specialization with Construction)
• Electrical
• Electronic
• Food
• Industrial & Manufacturing
• Materials
• Mechanical
• Metallurgical
• Software
• Petroleum
• Polymer & Petrochemical
• Telecommunication
• Textile
• Urban

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (BZU)


• The last date for submission of online application for admission is 24th August, 2020.
• The Prospectus available on the BZU website contains all the relevant information regarding the eligibility criteria.

Bachelor of Science in:
• Civil Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Building & Architectural Engineering
• Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
• Textile Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar


• The last date for submission of online application for admission is 24th August, 2020.
• Test centers and ETEA Roll No. will be allotted to students on 17th August, 2020.
• Engineering ETEA Entrance Test 2020 for admission to B.Sc Engineering Programs will be held  on 23rd August, 2020

Bachelor of Science in:
• Department of Agricultural Engineering
• Department of Civil Engineering
• Department of Computer System Engineering
• Department of Chemical Engineering
• Department of Electrical Engineering
• Department of Mechanical Engineering
• Department of Industrial Engineering
• Department of Mining Engineering
• Department of Telecommunication Engineering
• Department of Electronics Engineering
• Department of Architecture
• Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
• Department of Basic Sciences and Islamiat
• Department of Mechatronics Engineering

How to Ace University Aptitude Tests?

Firstly, let us explain why scoring more in your aptitude test is really important. Getting good grades in college is important but not sufficient. Each university has a specific selection standard that includes tests, interviews and other activities like group discussions. When deciding your place in the merit list, your marks in the aptitude test are given more weight than your grades in college. Hence, your marks in the aptitude test of the university where you want to pursue higher education will ultimately be the deciding factor whether you will be able to get admission in the university of your dreams or not. The aptitude test is your biggest hurdle you need to pass to get into the university of your dreams.Now that it has been explained how important it is to get as much high marks in the aptitude test as possible, here are some tips & tricks that will help you in the upcoming aptitude tests.

An Early Start is a Rule of Thumb!  

A simple trick which is overlooked is to start preparing for the aptitude tests simultaneously while preparing for preliminary/mock and board exams. It is such a simple trick which can pay you great dividends. By doing this, you will have a whole year to learn and prepare for your entrance test. 

Rote Learning Will Not Help You!

Entry tests are all about how well you understand the key concepts of major topics. You can do everything right in your board exams but it will certainly not work when it comes to aptitude test. Try to read each line of the book with concentration. Try to understand the concept yourself and if it does not work, get help from YouTube and your teacher. Finally, intermediate/A-level marks do not matter for the aptitude test, concepts do. Thus, do expect questions which test your concepts.

You Cannot Get Away By Avoiding English & Mathematics!

Almost all the universities have sections of the aptitude test designated to test the student’s command over English and Mathematics. So, the earlier you start practicing the two, the better will be your chances to score well in the test. A tip here is to prepare from other resource books like SAT and GRE books. Many universities’ question papers have questions which are based on the format of these books.

The Human Brain Has Invented Calculator, Not Otherwise. Get It Straight!

Try to limit the use of calculator for small calculations or stop using the calculator completely during your preparation for the aptitude test. It is because using calculator is inefficient and requires much more time for calculations which actually does not require the use of a calculator.  Try to do basic calculations either in your mind or manually. Try to practice self-calculation which will also help you in managing your time.

Practice From Sample Papers!

We all know that practice makes a person perfect. Sample papers from different universities give a brief idea of ​​what kind of questions to expect in the test. You will find out about the time frame and complexity of MCQ. Knowing the type of questions, you will face in the actual test will be very helpful for you to come up with a strategy to solve such questions.

Consistency Is The Key!

Your main goal is to pass your aptitude test and get into the university of your dreams. Make up your mind and try to remind yourself of your purpose whenever you do not feel like studying. You’ve been working hard for 2 years and only need to last a month or so. You must not let yourself get upset and let all your hard work go in vain! Just focus on your education, avoid social media and mobile phones for a few months. Work hard and celebrate your success after getting excellent marks in the test!