Every university follows some set rules for the inductionof students in their course no matter they focus a degree program or a diploma or certificate. The number of seats in every class is limited, so it is not possible to entertain every applicant. So universities set their criteria for admissions.
Every university or even every educational institution over matric class admission follows a merit system for admission. The merit may either be consisted of only academic score or be a mix of it with entrytest score and interview. At university level merit calculation is made by evaluation test and academic performance by allying some weight of each.
About 14000 candidates take medical entrytest in only punjab and the almost same number in Sindh. The number of medical colleges in Punjab and Sind cannot accomodate each every applicant for the admission. The number of medical colleges in two other provinces is far below the reqired.
Every year the admission criteria specially the weight of the test and the academic score vary considerably. There is no consistency that anyone maytell you the exact system this year. However; the merit is based on admission test score and marks in FSc or any other equivalent course.
There is only one combined entrytest in Punjab ie the admission test of UET. This test score is accepted by some universities like UET Taxla, Faisalabad university, and Textile university. The other engineering colleges follow their own admission criteria. Specially; the collegs in private sector require higher score in their entrytest and better score in academics. However; they focus maily the score of their tests.