Are you the student of Matric or F.Sc pre-medical and you want to know about MDCAT? I am sure you want to be a doctor. Then you are on right place to get complete guidance about MD CAT. Here in this page we’ll give you a Complete information about MD CAT in Pakistan.
What is MD CAT?
Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) is a test conducted in Pakistan each year for admission in MBBS and BDS degrees. MDCAT is conducted by University of Health Sciences (Lahore) in the Punjab. Previously, its name was Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and new name was assigned in 2017 MD CAT .
PERCENTAGE CRITERIA FOR MD CAT
There is no shortcut to clear the MD CAT. You have to take the most challenging test in order to clear because MD CAT holds 50% of the water.
So, here are the criteria:
- 50% MD CAT Test
- 40% F.Sc. Or Any Other Equivalent Education
- 10% Matric
It means you need to focus on your F.Sc marks. Because most students make F.Sc mistakes and fail to get admission. You should not manipulate your brain that you will work hard in MD CAT, but not in F.Sc.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MD CAT
The eligibility criteria are nothing (‘criteria’ is a plural noun do you know?) more than getting a ticket to take the MDCAT because all you need to get 60% in SSC and HSSC.
A ticket? What do you mean?
I mean the closing merit of MDCAT every year closes above 85% for the regular students otherwise many disabled students are able to get admission even if they have 65% in MDCAT.
According to PMDC, your subjects must be Physics, Chemistry and Biology because no other combination will be accepted. It means ICS, F.Sc (Pre-Engineering), ICOM students can’t take the Entry Test.
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has set no minimum or maximum age limit for candidates who want to appear in the test.
Yes, it is true. I saw a case where a 30 year old girl took the MDCAT and was able to take the admission in government medical college. What a passion she had!
MCQ’S DIVISION ACCORDING TO SUBJECT
Now just look at the MCQs distribution in MDCAT:
- Biology – 88 MCQs
- Chemistry – 58 MCQs
- Physics – 44 MCQs
- English – 30 MCQs
- TOTAL MCQs = 220
- TOTAL MARKS = 1100
Yes! You might be wondering only 120 MCQs are taken in the HEC ETC Entry Test whereas 150 MCQs are taken in the NTS Entry Test.
- 5 Marks are awarded for each correct answer.
- 1 Mark is deducted for each wrong answer. ( Negative Marking)
- Neither a mark is deducted or added in case the candidate leaves the question.
- There are no grace marks allowed in this entrance test.
Total time allowed for the test is 2:30 Hours. Yes, only 150 minutes!
Doesn’t it make the exam more challenging and difficult than HEC ETC and NUMS?
Because HEC gives you 150 minutes for 120 MCQs and NTS gives 150 minutes for 150 MCQs.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL – HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO DO WORK HARD
The last year 2016, the merit closed at 88.5% whereas, in 2015, the merit closed at 84.9%.
It is expected that the merit of 2017 would fall to 85% due to its difficulty level.
You will enter your SSC, HSSC and expected MDCAT marks, it will calculate within a millisecond
SYLLABUS OF THE TEST
Thanks God! MDCAT has syllabus unlike HEC HEC Entry Test and NUST that have no specific syllabus to prepare.
Syllabus of MDCAT consists of four portions:
- Each portion comprises of different unit.
It is conducted in 28 centres that spread across:
- DG Khan
- Rahim Yar Khan
- Hassan Abdal.