What Is MDCAT Test 2023 In Pakistan? Complete Detail

The medical college Admission Test (MDCAT) have a key role in gaining admission in medical college. Here you need to Know What is MDCAT Test In Pakistan?  Basically for admission in medical colleges MDCAT results is the most important tool which measures the foundational knowledge of students. As medical colleges use record of student like their undergraduates results as well as MDCAT scores.
These are basic information which are required for students will he will appear for the interview. Its shows the importance of MDCAT scores. If you are going to apply for Medical college a student need to to MDCAT result to the respective college and then the process of admission starts.
Here one thing is very important that taking exams is responsibility of admission authority. And this test is mandatory and if student will be unable to pass exam then he will not allowed to get admission in medical college.

Tips and Tricks For MDCAT

  1. The preparation of exams from text book is best way .
  2. As the student have to complete hug amount of syllabus in short period of time , so that self study is very important.
  3. It is very beneficial that student will not mess their minds and stay calmed but determine.
  4. Note down the important questions , these points are very beneficial for during exams.
  5. Here is most important thing is that stay determined with continuous struggle.

Passing Criteria For MDCAT 2023

The criteria of MDCAT is that 70 percent marks in the intermediate, the marks of entry test must be more than 60percent to become illegible in gaining admission in medical college of Pakistan.
A student can attempt MDCAT three time in a year.
PMC is responsible for taking exam of MDCAT almost three month after the examination of fsc.
In Pakistan, MDCAT is not an easy as passing the exam required thorough study and understanding of while syllabus of F.Sc .

Admission Policy For MBBS in Pakistan

Here is student friendly policy for MDCAT , that is no negative marking is allowed for entry test. The minister of the education is responsible to decide the PMC staff.
The following Admission Policy is formulated in compliance with the provisions of Section 18(3) of PMC Act 2020 and PMC Medical and Dental Undergraduate Education (Admission, Curriculum and Conduct) Regulations 2023, for admission of students to Medical College, for MBBS course.

Eligibility criteria For MBBS Admission

Any person seeking admission in MBBS shall be eligible having fulfilled the
following mandatory criteria;

  1. Passed the MDCAT 2023 examination or having last year’s valid MDCAT scores
    conducted by the National Medical Authority
  2. Obtained a Higher Secondary School Certificate qualification (“HSSC”) or an
    equivalent 12th grade qualification recognized in Pakistan and having obtained sixty-
    five percent (65%) marks or a higher/lower percentage as may be notified by
    the PMC; and
  3. Passed the subjects of biology and chemistry and either physics  in the
    examination of the Higher Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent 12th grade
    qualification recognized in Pakistan.

PMC Merit Formula For MBBS

The merit shall be worked out as per the regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), and shall be based on the aggregate percentage of the candidates worked out by adding the marks in the following ratio:

  • Matriculation (SSC or Equivalent) – 10%
  • HSSC/F.Sc (Premedical or Equivalent) – 40%
  • Entrance Test – 50%

(ii) The Formula for calculation of merit is as follows:
Step – I
Marks obtained in SSC /Equivalent x 1100 x 0.10 = 10% of SSC/Equivalent
Total marks of SSC/Equivalent
Step – II
Marks obtained in HSSC /Equivalent x 1100 x 0.40 = 40% of HSSC/Equivalent
Total marks of HSSC/Equivalent
Step – III
Marks obtained in Entrance Test /SAT II/MDCAT x 1100 x 0.50 = 50% of Admission Test
Total marks of Entrance Test /SAT II/MDCAT
Step – IV
10% SSC/Equivalent + 40% HSSC/Equivalent +50% Admission Test = Aggregate Marks
Step – V
Aggregate Marks x 100 = Aggregate Percentage
Example 1 :

  • Marks obtained in Matriculation = 992 / 1050
  • Marks obtained in HSSC/F.Sc = 980 / 1100
  • Marks obtained in Entrance Test = 970 / 1100

By applying the aforementioned formula:

  • 992 / 1050 x 1100 x 0.10 = 103.92
  • 980/1100 x 1100 x 0.40 = 392
  • 970/1100 x 1100 x 0.50 = 485
  • Aggregate Marks = 103.92 + 392 + 485 = 980.92

Aggregate Percentage = 980.92 / 1100 x 100 = 89.1745
Example 2 (For Overseas / Dual Nationality Holders Seats):

  • Equivalence of O-Level = 812/900
  • Equivalence of A-Level = 925/1100
  • SAT II Score = 2100/2400
  • 812/900 x 1100 x 0.10 = 99.24
  • 925/1100 x 1100 x 0.40 = 370
  • 2100/2400 x 1100 x0.50 = 481.25
  • Aggregate Marks = 99.24 + 370 + 481.25 = 950.49

Aggregate Percentage = 950.49/1100 x 100 = 86.4081
(iii) Final calculation in percentage will be rounded up to four decimal points.

Merit list For MBBS

  1. The admission to MBBS, shall be made strictly based on merit.
  2. In case final merit of more than one candidate is equal up to four decimals, the
    candidate older in age shall stand higher in merit;
  3. After the display of final list, if there is any vacant seat, next student on merit in the
    waiting list will be offered admission against such vacant seat.

Admission process For Medical Colleges

  1. The applications through online portal of the college shall be accepted for the scrutiny and merit formulation as per Pakistan Medical and Dental Undergraduate Education (Admissions, Curriculum and Conduct) Regulations 2023.
  2. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to provide passed MDCAT and HSSC or equivalent examination results prior to the last date of admissions as specified on the College website.
  3. The applicants shall be bound to provide the following documents through the college website (uploading the documents):a.SSC/IBCC certificate
    b. HSSC admit card/result card or IBCC (once available)
    c. MDCAT registration / result (once available)
    d. Domicile certificate
    e. ‘B’ of Applicant and Father
    f. Passport size photograph
    g. Passport copy (Foreign applicants)
  4. A student may apply for admission irrespective of them having taken the MDCAT or HSSC or equivalent 12 grade qualification exam subject to the requisite results being available & provided by the student to the college prior to December 2023 failing which the application will not be considered for current year admission.
  5. A student shall on conclusion of their MDCAT exam, submit a request on PMC Student Online listing the medical or dental colleges to which they have applied to so that their MDCAT results are communicated to respective College(s).
  6. It is the responsibility of all applicants to visit the website for updated information.
  7. Communication to the applicants will be strictly through Email address provided by the applicant.
  8. All selected applicants and their parent/guardian, will be required to submit an affidavit on a Rs. 100/- stamp paper duly notarized by a notary, stating the acceptance of College required disciplinary, legal, financial responsibilities and all other rules
    and regulations specified in the college prospectus.
  9. Admission Offer will be treated as provisional & conditional subject to verification of documents, medical fitness and fee deposit within the stipulated period.

Payment of College Fee

  1. The selected applicants shall be bound to deposit fee within three working days failing which the admission offer shall automatically stand withdrawn and next candidate on merit will be issued admission offer.
  2. A student shall have the right to pay the tuition fee on a quarterly, six monthly or annual basis to the college.
  3. A student paying the college on a six monthly basis in advance shall be granted a minimum of two percent discount in the tuition fee and a student paying the college on an annual basis in advance shall be granted a minimum of four percent discount in the tuition fee.
  4. For subsequent professional years, if a student fails to deposit the fee/dues within the stipulated period, the following will be the penalty:
    a. Rs 300 per day for the 1st 10 days’ delay
    b. Rs 1000 per day for the next 10 days
  5. After expiry of the said period with the fine mentioned in 3 above, the Principal is empowered to debar the student from classes, ban to avail any sort of college facilities including internet, zoom, share point, online classes and library as well as appearing in the examinations.
  6. Meanwhile, the Principal will initiate disciplinary proceedings against the defaulter by serving notice of removal from the college to the defaulting student and their guardians.
  7. After completing all legal formalities including providing opportunity of being heard, final outcome to be communicated duly endorsed to all concerned departments and student will be liable to be expelled in light of Clause 9 sub clause 8 of PMC Admission Regulation 2023.
  8. Student after having obtained admission seeks either to leave the program/college or transfer to other college in the middle of the academic session, the college shall have the right to adjust the tuition fee already paid on prorate basis along with penalty
    up to 10%.
  9. All government taxes, University charges, regulatory body charges will be charged to the student on actual basis subject to change by the concerned authority from time to time.
  10. To claim income tax waiver, the parent/guardian/financier of the student will be liable to provide evidence and latest Income Tax Return.

Result Announcement of MDCAT 2023

The result of MDCAT will announced on October7th, 2023 which can be easily available on  PMC Student  portal online. Result  of MDCAT exam as  issued will be final.

 Review Process Of MDCAT Exam

Exam review simply pertaining the re-totaling the MDCAT score.The process for  review applications starts right after the result announcement .Candidates after  payment the  fee payment have gain an option  of review .
After the result  announcement of  MDCAT , candidates can come for provision of  the forwarding the results the  portal of relevant medical and may be dental college.
The  candidates who opt for  option of the review , able to share their updated result provided with  university right  after announcement of the review results.

Validity of MDCAT Result
The result of MDCAT will be valid up-to two years after the result. The person will be able to use use highest marks of MDCAT if he has retake exams during this two year period.

Coming towards conclusion, MDCAT examination are the fundamental for gaining admission in medical or either dental college. But scoring marks in exams is not an easy job . student have burn day and night oil for preparation and gaining grip on whole syllabus. The passing marks of exams is 60 percent. The result is valid for two year , during this period student have option to use highest marks if he  retake exam.


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