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PMC Organizes First Time Online MDCAT Test 2021? Does It Effect On The Performance Of The Students?


Pakistan medical commission has announced to organize the first time online MDCAT test 2021. According to the issued schedule, the test will be conducted from 30th August 2021 to 30th September 2021. The registration to appear in the entry test has been closed and now the candidates have been waiting to appear in the medical entrance exam. MDCAT holds significance for the students as it allows the students to secure a seat in the medical and dental college after securing maximum marks. Before the conduction of the test, the syllabus has been issued for the students so that they can do the preparation according to it.

MDCAT 2021

The MDCAT is MCQs based paper that consists of four subjects as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. This year the commission has decided to hold the test online due to the ongoing situation of the pandemic. The authorities have provided the opportunity to the students to schedule the test as per their ease. The online MDCAT 2021 test will be conducted first time for the students so the candidates are confused about solving the test. However, the instructions have been provided to the students that they need to follow during the paper to avoid any trouble. 

Conduction Of Online Test

The online test has its own advantages and disadvantages at the same time. It is a matter of fact the online test need more attention and thinking as the students have to solve the question in the meantime before it disappeared from the screen. But no doubt the candidates that have done the comprehensive study and strengthen the concepts of all the subjects can easily ace the test.

Effect On Performance Of Students

It is expected that the online MDCAT will affect the performance of the students in many ways that as students have to remain attentive while solving the test and use the various skills analytical reasoning, information evaluation, problem-solving, and creative thinking to perform better. Besides online test also offers the flexibility and security and it minimizes the chances of the cheating and each student will obtain the marks according to their preparation. Some students might think that the computer-based test is more difficult but this is not true at all. There are many benefits of computer-based tests that students should consider before the exams such as Dynamic/Individualized Assessments, Immediate Grading, Value-Added Growth Measures, and Uncover Student Thinking so nothing seems difficult.  Furthermore, after the announcement of the MDCAT 2021 result the statistics will provide complete details about the performance of the students.

Structure And Weightage Of MDCAT 2021

The total MCQs in the MDCAT 2021 will be 210 and the format of the test is Computer-Based MCQs. The passing marks of the entry test are 65% however there will be no negative marking. The candidates will be provided 3.5 hours to complete the test.

Subjects

Percentage

No. of MCQs

Biology

32

68

Chemistry       

26.5

56

Physics

26.5

56

English

10

20

Logical reasoning

05

10

PMC MDCAT Syllabus 2021

The Pakistan medical commission has made some changes in the MDCAT syllabus 2021. According to the announced syllabus, there will be a section of logical reasoning in the MDCAT test. Besides this, chemistry and Biology MCQs have reduced while the Physics MCQs have increased.According to the MDCAT 2020 result statistics, 125,663 candidates appeared MDCAT Test 2020 and 67,937 candidates managed to qualify for the entry test. The qualified percentage of MDCAT students was 55.86%. 

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