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MDCAT Test 2017 in Pakistan

MDCAT (Medical & Dental College Admission Test) is the test which is mandatory for getting admission in any government or private sector medical or dental college or university. However, for taking MCAT test students are required to fulfill the complete requirements and pass the MCAT Entry Test 2017 and hence they can easily get admission in their desired institutions.

The Provincial government is responsible for making all the arrangement timely for organizing entry test for admission in the medical institutes both private and public sector. The MCAT test is mainly hold to calculate the candidate’s knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing.

MCAT entry test for getting admission in the medical and dental colleges or universities in Islamabad usually held under the supervision of Ministry of Health. In Punjab University of Health Sciences is responsible for conducting MCAT test. The provincial government of every province is responsible to hold MDCAT test in their province.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a yearly based standardized medical entrance exam conducted every year by University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Punjab. Keeping in view the criteria set by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the test is conducted for students who want to pursue their career in medical fields and wants to pursue MBBS degree.

MDCAT test scores in Pakistan

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a test conducted in Pakistan annually for pre-medical students and this test is conducted by University of Health Sciences across the province.

Every year UHS organized MCAT test in August while the university announces its result after almost one week.

MCAT test is mandatory for getting admission in both government and private sector medical and dental colleges & universities.

MCAT is a test which comprises of 220 MCQs from four major subjects (Physics, chemistry, biology, English).

Each question in the test is of 5 marks which makes the total of 1100 marks. Every correct answer in the test scores 5 marks whereas every wrong answer scores a negative mark.

The overall test comprises of 88 multiple choice questions from Biology, 58 from Chemistry, 44 form Physics and 30 from English.

The time period for attempting this test is 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes).

MCAT is held every year in August while UHS announces its result after one week of conducting test.

Formula for calculation of Merit

The merit for admission in medical and dental colleges would be calculated according to the rules of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), and shall be based on the total percentage of applicants calculated by adding the marks in the following ratio:

o   Matric (SSC or Equivalent): 10 Percent

o   HSSC / F.Sc (Pre-medical or Equivalent): 40 Percent

o   MCAT test: 50 Percent

Formula for calculating merit is given below:

>>First Step

Obtained marks in SSC or Equivalent divided by Total marks of SSC or Equivalent x 1100 x 0.10 = 10 percent of SSC or Equivalent

>>Second Step

Obtained Marks in HSSC or Equivalent divided by Total marks of HSSC/Equivalent x 1100 x 0.40 = 40 percent of HSSC or Equivalent

>>Third Step

Obtained Marks in Entrance Test /SAT II/MCAT divided by Total marks of Entrance Test /SAT II/MCAT x 1100 x 0.50 = 50 percent of Admission Test

>>Fourth Step

10 percent SSC or Equivalent + 40 percent HSSC or Equivalent +50 percent Admission Test = Aggregate Marks

>>Fifth Step

Aggregate Marks divided by 1100 x 100 = Aggregate Percentage





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