Backward Area Seats

These seats are reserved for the backward areas of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The backward areas are identified as Upper & Lower Dir, Chitral, Kohistan, Gadoon, Amazai, Tor Ghar (Kala Dhaka) and Upper Tanawal, Batagram district and Allai, Shangla, Buner, Tank and Hangu and Tehsils Balakot and Kalam. Candidates from these areas can also apply against Open merit seats. To be considered on open merit as well as quota seats, the candidates must apply against both categories through separate admission forms. However, it will be the choice of the candidate to avail open merit or Backward area seat.


  1. The candidate and his/her father must be having a valid domicile certificate of the Backward area against which he/she is submitting the application and if father is not alive then the mother's valid domicile of the backward area will be considered.
  2. The candidates must have obtained education from class-I till F.Sc (complete sessions) including SSC with science and F.Sc
    premedical from the institutions within the concerned backward area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and have passed examinations from the same institutions, provided such facilities exist in the area.
  3. In case where there are no facilities within the concerned Backward area of SSC with science and F.Sc Pre Medical, the candidate must have obtained his/her primary and middle education from the respective backward area, provided the candidate has obtained SSC with Science and F.Sc Premedical from within the District of domicile, or from the area nearest to their backward area.
  4. In case of non-existence of school/college or non-availability of the facility for teaching science subjects, the candidate will have to provide a solid proof in the form of a certificate duly verified by the concerned DEO (Education) and countersigned by the concerned DC of the concerned district.
  5. In case any candidate who has obtained part of his/her education from outside the concerned backward area or area of domicile, provided such facilities exist, will not be considered as inside candidate.
  6. The candidate applying for backward area seat will have to provide a solid proof in the form of a certificate (as per specimen given on page 69) duly verified by the concerned DEO (Education) and countersigned by the concerned DC of the concerned district.
  7. In case of non-availability of candidates fulfilling the above mentioned criteria, the selection will be made on merit from amongst the candidates on the basis of maximum education obtained from the concerned backward area.
  8. The candidates must have appeared in the prescribed Entrance Test for admission to Public sector Medical & Dental Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  9. Students selected on Backward Areas quota seats should sign surety bond of not less than five years, stating that after completion of education, they shall perform duty in their home districts for at least 5 years. Any violation will result in their payment of an amount equal to self-finance seat, with compounding interest rate. This money will be recovered as arrears of land revenue, in case of non­payment.

Note: All admissions will be based on the location certificate provided by the concerned DCO and EDO and Joint Admission committee will not be responsible for omission or commission if any in the location certificate as provided by the candidate.