The Sindh government has announced to reduce the MDCAT passing marks 2021. According to the statement issued by the concerned authorities, the passing marks of MDCAT have been set to 40% by the Pakistan Medical Commission for the students that want to take admission in MBBS. It has been said that the Sindh government will also set up Sindh Medical and Dental Council next year to conduct the medical entrance exam across the province. The decision regarding the reduction in the MDCAT 2021 passing marks had been taken in the meeting that was presided over by Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho. Moreover, all the vice-chancellors of public and private medical universities also participated in the meeting.
Sindh Medical and Dental Council
The Sindh Health Minister said that PMC had created many issues for the medical students as the MDCAT exam was not conducted properly and many questions asked were out of the syllabus so it is very essential for the Sindh government to have their own examination for admission in the medical colleges. The minister has instructed the VC of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, to set up a web portal so that the data of MDCAT students can be collected. After the collection of data, the admission policy will be formulated by considering the seats available in the districts and the performance of students in MDCAT.
The Pakistan Medical Commission has set the pass percentage of MDCAT at 65%. After the announcement of the MDCAT 2021 result, many students had protested against mismanagement and malpractices. It had been said that the online MDCAT was conducted all across Pakistan without the proper preparation by PMC. The students demanded to reschedule the test and conduct the MDCAT exam in a transparent manner on a single day all over Pakistan. The candidates can also check the MDCAT merit lists issued by the Pakistan Medical Commission.