10 Things you Need to know About MDCAT 2020


MDCAT is the Medical and Dental College Admission Test taken by The University of Health Sciences ever year. Students that aspire to get admission to the medical programs appear in this test. Students are usually stuck upon some queries related to MDCAT test so 10 things you need to know about the MDCAT 2020 are

1. MDCAT 2020 Dates/Schedule

The date for the submission of the applications is in July and the MDCAT test will probably be held in August 2020. The registration of the test started at least one month before the commencement of the exam. The date of MDCAT 2020 is not confirmed yet and will be announced soon by the authorities.

2. Will Syllabus of MDCAT 2020 Remain the Same?

The University of Health Science announces the MDCAT syllabus every year. It consists of four subjects that are Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English. The basic structure of the MDCAT test remains constant this year. There may be some little changes that will be confirmed after the declaration of the syllabus by the officials of UHS. Students can take guidance from the syllabus of the previous year. For more details keep visiting ilmkidunya.com to learn about the latest updates of MDCAT syllabus 2020.

3. How MDCAT will be Conducted in 2020 by UHS

MDCAT is the one paper test conducted by the University of Health Sciences. By considering the regular procedure of the previous years, there will be test centers in which the MDCAT test will be conducted. The information about the centers will be mentioned on the roll number slip of the test so that students can learn about its details.

4. MDCAT Online Course Prepare MDCAT for Free

The MDCAT test is very important that allows the students to get admission in the medical and dental college. For the preparation, ilmkidunya.com offers the MDCAT Online Course to the students. It assists so that students can secure better marks on the topic. The chapter-wise online test of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English are offered. The video lectures are also available that facilitate the students to understand the core concepts of the syllabus. To evaluate the preparation mock test can also be given that are designed by considering the pattern of the actual test. Do not waste any time and start your preparation from the MDCAT Online Course.

5. What is the Best MDCAT Preparation Center?

The students that are preparing for the MDCAT 2020 can take guidance from ilmkidunya.com regarding the test. All the preparation material is available here to assist the students. Moreover, a list of the MDCAT preparation centers is also given on this platform so that students can select the center by considering their requirements. Choose the best MDCAT preparation center to attain the maximum marks in the exam.

6. Top Reasons Students don't get top Marks in MDCAT Exams

Following are some of the top reasons that show why students do not get good marks in MDCAT exams

  1. Misdirected and Improper preparation: Mostly students are not aware of the learning techniques and start their MDCAT preparation. They use the same study pattern followed in FSC exams. But the MDCAT demands concept building and consistency. Students have already studied the textbooks so they need to learn how to apply the knowledge.
  2. Not following the proper study schedule: The first thing before starting the preparation of the exam is to devise the study schedule according to the syllabus. Studying randomly without following the study schedule with lead the students to a lot of distractions.
  3. Not clearing the doubts: Only studying is not enough, the students have to clear their doubts to ensure better preparation. If the students do not clear doubts during the preparation then they will ultimately latch onto the confusion and students will not be able to perform well in the exam.
  4. Exam fear: Exam fear is very common among the students. They usually consider the test as a matter of life and death. It leads to the underperforming of students on the test day and they cannot be able to score well.
  5. Problems with time management: Time is very limited to complete the MDCAT test. The students usually do not focus on the time to avoid any mishap. The problems with time management are one the main problem that creates a hurdle to get the top marks in the test.

7. Province Wise List of Medical and Dental Colleges that Accept MDCAT

The list of government sector medical and Dental Colleges of Punjab are listed below.

  1. King Edward Medical University
  2. Fatima Jinnah Medical University Lahore
  3. Nishtar Medical College
  4. Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
  5. Punjab Medical College
  6. Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
  7. Allama Iqbal Medical College
  8. Services Institute of Medical Sciences
  9. Sheikh Zayed Medical College
  10. Sargodha Medical College, Uni of Sargodha
  11. Nawaz Sharif Medical College
  12. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Medical & Dental College
  13. Gujranwala Medical College
  14. Sahiwal Medical College
  15. Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot
  16. Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College
  17. Ameer- ud- Din Medical College
  18. De'Montmorency College of Dentistry (BDS)
  19. Nishtar Institute of Dentistry (BDS)
  20. Dental Section- PMC-FSd (BDS)

There are 29 private sector Medical and Dental Colleges of Punjab that accept MDCAT

8. MBBS Seats in Pakistan: Province Wise

Open Merit seats all over Punjab are 3022

No Categories No. of Seats
1 Cholistan Reserved Seats 1
2 Disabled Seats 19
3 Underdeveloped Districts 49
4 Reserved Seats for FATA 7
5 Federal Government Share in FJMU 67
6 Azad Jammu & Kashmir 36
7 Reserved Seats for Foreign Students 72
8 Children of Overseas Pakistanis 72
9 Seats for Candidates Belonging to the Province of Sindh and Baluchistan 5
10 Goodwill seats for Baluchistan 20

9. MDCAT Merits of Last Year

The MDCAT merit to get admission in the government sector medical colleges was closed at 89.7273% last year. However, the MBBS Merit starts from 94.2045 and BDS merit was 93.000 in 2019.

10. Alternate Careers if you don't qualify for MBBS or BDS Admission in 2020

If you are looking for career options other than MBBS and BDS, then we have curated a list of alternative careers on ilmkidunya.com. Students can choose from a large number of courses that have the scope in Pakistan. Below is the list of various courses so let’s have a look at them

  1. DVM (Veterinary Doctor)
  2. Doctor of Physical Therapy
  3. Nutritionist
  4. Food Technology
  5. Medical Lab Technology
  6. Pharmacy
  7. Life Sciences
  8. Dental Technology
  9. Doctor Optometry
  10. Surgery Technology

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