NOTICE for AKUites:

All students from the Batch of 2019 (and other senior AKUites) who wish to help their juniors clear the rigorous AKU admission process are encouraged to submit a written piece about their AKU interview/test experience at theakuchallenge@gmail.com
! We are sure the readers (prospective AKU-ites) would love to have your contribution on this blog.

What Challenge?


Assalamualaikum everyone!

This Blog is an account of how I applied for admission to one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world; The Aga Khan University (AKU). My story includes several tips, tricks and pieces of information that are sure to aid you on your way to success. Ill discuss my experiences applying to other great medical universities like DOW and Ziauddin as well.

AKU is notorious for their highly selective admission criteria. About 6000 excellent candidates apply to AKU every year. Each better than the rest in their own respect. And only 120 to 150 are selected for final admission. They’ve got to make sure only the best of the best make it to the prized institution which offers education similar to that which you find at top of the line medical universities abroad.

Its aspects like these about the AKU admission process which makes getting admission to AKU more like a challenge. Each candidate is a contestant competing to be one of those lucky few people who get a chance to complete MBBS at AKU.

Are YOU upto the Challenge?
Dont worry, if you need help, you are definitely in the right place.

At the end of the day, many deserving people don’t get into AKU. Rejection by AKU is really not the end of the world. Life has many more opportunities.  But its your job to always work hard, aim high, and make dua to Allah for the best.

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience and asking your peers to do so too! This blog is an absolutely brilliant venture :)

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  2. This blog is absolutely amazing, I wish you'd update this!!
    I'm an A2 student in Islamabad and I've had 5A* 3As in O Levels and 4As and 1B in As. I'd REALLY like to get into AKU and found this blog really nice except that it's not been updated in 2014. Please do something about this ^^.

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    1. Hey Kanra.
      We apologise for the lack of activity here.
      However, the blog has been updated for now.
      Feel free to ask us regarding any queries that you have.
      Best of luck :)

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    2. is it necessary to have certificates of social activities and etc to qualify other than entry test ?

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    3. Volunteer work, co-curricular activities and the likes are only sent in to AKU AFTER one clears the entry (aptitude) test.

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  3. I would honestly say that this is a great blog, and after reading posts here, I really feel a bit more confident about how to approach the admission process. So, thankyou for this. Great work!
    One question, though. I had a pathetic O'Level result (7As, 2Bs and a C, in 3 sittings). How much will this affect my chances? I did truly turn the corner in my A'Levels and am hoping for 3 A's (IA) , but will this compensate for the disastrous O'Levels result? (Obviously, I am assuming that my entry test and the subsequent interview will be above average)

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    1. Well, one can't say anything for sure. That 1 C in O Levels is going to be problematic though.

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    2. I have 4 as and 4bs in o level but 2a*s and 1 a in a levels

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  4. Honestly, its a great blog and it surely has helped me a lot. But I do have one question. Do we need SAT or IELTS or TOFELS to apply to AKU?

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    1. Only if you are an international student.

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  5. I got 8A*s in o level did fsc after o levels and cleared 2014 the aku entry test
    I would like to know if aga khan discriminates between fsc and a level students as I do not know of any fsc students who got admission in aga khan.

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    1. Everything is based on pure merit.

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  6. Can you tell about interviews for B.ScN??? Help will be appreciated.

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  8. Can you please tell me how much minimum fsc marks are required to get into agha khan?

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  9. Hey. I just read one of the comments above where you said that a C in O' levels would be problematic. How problematic would that be exactly? I got 3 A*s 4As 3Bs and a C. The C was in Pak Studies. Do you think I should reappear?

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  10. Hey.! Salam.!!!
    Awesome blog! Thanks a lot for the help you all are giving us.! :-)

    Wanted to ask you how big a problem would be if one didn't have any participation in extra-curricular activities?

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    1. It is going to be quite problematic cause once you clear aku's test, extra curricular activities and your participation in them is what is going to get you in.students applying at aku are already smart they just need to filter out and choose the all rounders

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  11. Does AKU take Private candidates ? I mean student who has done O'levels from school while Alevels privately. And if what student who has 7As in O'levels and 4As in O'levels. Even has all the co- curricular activities and plus volunteer work etc.

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  12. Does AKU take Private candidates ? I mean student who has done O'levels from school while Alevels privately. And if what student who has 7As in O'levels and 4As in O'levels. Even has all the co- curricular activities and plus volunteer work etc.

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  13. I did my olevel and got 1 A * 4 A 4 B as my olevel result was not excellent so I was planning to opt for fsc instead of alevel can u please tell me if I will get in agha khan or not ..I really want to be in

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  14. Good and informative article.

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  15. Very informative. I had a question I don't have many extra curricular activities. I am in AS and I'm trying to participate more but my college timings are such I feel my studies might be affected. Are ECAs really a deciding factor? I know that the test is most important but I would still like to know

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  16. i am the student of pre medical fcs and my marks were 1010/1100 matriculation and 991/1100 in fsc how can a student of fsc can get into AKU because i took the test last year but i was not able to understand the question though i was good in studies of fsc plus i was not into any extra curricular studies during my school and college life so it seems quite impossible to get into aku for fsc student isnt it?

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  17. AOA can u help me please
    I had 5A* 3 A and 3B in o levels
    I was doing well MA se but my brother got sick and idk somehow i couldnt copw up woth my sfudies last year
    A day vefore my Cies he died i gave my exams but... i got 2 Cs and 2 Ds
    Please guide me and tell me should i just give up on my dreams of aku and my dream of becoming a doctor
    I have many extra curricular activities but is that enough to save my dream

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