02 Feb 2021
Results from entrance tests at three top Pakistan universities have revealed that Cambridge International students perform exceptionally well and secure places on the courses they want to study at university.
Recent newspaper reports in Pakistan revealed the results of the competitive entrance tests for NED, Dawood and Karachi Universities, which students took between October and December 2020. They found almost 80% of Cambridge students passed the entrance tests for NED and Karachi Universities, and that rose to 100% pass rate, for Cambridge students sitting the Dawood University tests.
The results published by the universities themselves showed, of the 9,290 students taking the NED University entrance test exam, 54% could pass the test. Out of these, 552 were Cambridge students, and of those 78% passed the test.
The results were similar for Cambridge students sitting the Karachi University test. A total of 8,983 students took the test, of which almost 30% passed it. This pass rate rose to 80% when looking at the results of just the Cambridge students who took the test.
And in the Dawood University entrance test results, all 22 Cambridge students passed. The overall pass rate of the 2,809 students taking the test was just over 60%.
The results confirm that Cambridge qualifications, particularly Cambridge International AS and A Level, are good preparation for higher education, equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at university and in their future careers.
It is also very encouraging to see that Cambridge students are doing so well in the highly competitive local universities entrance tests, as about 90% of Cambridge students in Pakistan go to local universities for higher studies.
To ensure the impacts of Covid-19, do not prevent Cambridge students from pursuing their further education plans, we have been working closely with the Federal Ministry of Education and Training in Pakistan. Together we have provided students with the help and support they need to enable them to progress with their education as planned. Subsequently, the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) confirmed that grades from the Cambridge International’s June 2020 series would be accepted by Pakistan universities in the same way as those from other exam series.
Cambridge International programmes help students to broaden their outlook, build life-long skills and instil principles and values deemed vital to help them succeed in further education and their future careers. Our programmes encourage learners to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Our curriculum and assessments are designed with these learner attributes in mind.