MDCAT Admissions Guidance


What is MDCAT or MDCAT test?

Medical College Admission Test (MDCAT) or Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) is the test which is required to pass for getting admission in any reputable medical or dental college or university.

What is Application procedure for MDCAT test?

University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore proclaims the schedule of MDCAT test or MDCAT test usually in August or September annually and also invites the applicants to submit the applications. Students can apply online to appear in MDCAT test. 

Format of MCAT / MDCAT entry test

The applicants will have to solve the following pattern of Multiple Choice Questions from their concern key concepts of major subjects.

Physics (44 MCQs)

Chemistry (58 MCQs)

English (30 MCQs)

Biology (88 MCQs)

What are the eligibility criteria for MCAT / MDCAT test?

A candidate, who has been the student of F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) Part-II or Equivalent Examination, should provide:

F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) Part-I Marks Certificate proved by the Head of his / her institute; Certificate issued by the Head of the Institute where he or she has got education announcing that he or she has appeared in F.Sc. (Part-II) or Equivalent.

F.Sc Pre-Medical Group or Equivalent Exams, minimum 60% (660/1100) marks (Excluding the marks of Hifz-e-Quran).

A-Level or American 12th Grade has mandatory submitting Certificate that is issued by Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).

Domicile holders of Punjab Province and Federal Capital Area (Islamabad), Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Province of Gilgit-Baltistan are eligible for MDCAT exams without domicile they are not permitted to sit in MDCAT exams.

SAT II examination is mandatory for the dual nation Pakistanis they have required minimum 550 marks for the MDCAT exams for admission in contradiction of seats earmarked for them under Pakistan Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) as well as Self Finance Scheme (SFS).

Is there any negative marking in the MDCAT entry test?

Each question in MDCAT exam carries 5 marks hence the total marks are 1100. 05 marks will be given for five correct answers whereas 01 mark will be deducted from the total score on every incorrect answer.

How can I get prospectus and admission form?

Students can get the application forms for MDCAT test from official website of University of Health Sciences Lahore ( for the any sort of query related MDCAT or at the following contact detail:

Chairman Admission Board

University of Health Sciences Lahore

Ph: +92 42 99231304-09

UAN: 111-33-33-66

Fax: +92 42 99230870

Which are the Centers of Entrance Test?

The applicants are required to mention the center or city from which they have a desire to appear in the test on their application form. Examination centers will be selected by University of Health Sciences subject to administrative or logistic arrangements which shall not be changed afterwards.

The MDCAT is usually held in the following cities every year.

o   Bahawalpur
o   Multan
o   Rahim Yar Khan
o   Dera Ghazi Khan
o   Lahore
o   Faisalabad
o   Sahiwal
o   Gujrat
o   Gujranwala
o   Sargodha
o   Sialkot
o   Rawalpindi
o   Hasan Abdal

What are the necessary documents required to apply for the admission?

All the candidates can submit the duly filled application forms as per by the schedule at the same centre from where they got the Entrance Test kit.

The applicants are required to submit the following documents along with their application forms:

Attested photocopy of Matric or SSC or equivalent examination Certificate

Attested photocopy of HSSC or FSc (Pre-medical) or equivalent examination Certificate

If candidate’s DOB is not mentioned on Matriculation certificate then the candidate can submit attested photocopy of Birth Certificate provided by the Union Council.

Paste two coloured photographs (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) on the two cards.

One A-4 size envelope with Rs 40/- postage stamps

Four recent coloured photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) of applicant. One photograph must be attested from the front and will be attached on the application form while the other three photographs should be attested on the back and attach them.

Attested copy of domicile certificate of the applicant

Hafiz-e-Quran will provide the certificate from registered Madrassa.

By hand submitted application forms will be accepted. The applications received through post will not be entertained.

What is the validity period of Entrance Test scores?

MDCAT exams marks are just valid for the session in which the candidate has appeared. Once he has appeared in MDCAT he can apply for that particular session and admissions in universities only.

What is the syllabus of Entrance Test?

MDCAT test syllabus consists of English, Chemistry, and Physics and Biology parts.

When the admission procedure begins?

The admission procedure for MDCAT exams begins soon after the inter exams in the month of August.

Where should I contact for any information?

In Punjab Province, the applicants can visit the official website of University of Health Sciences Lahore ( for the any sort of inquiry related to MDCAT or at the following contact detail:

Chairman Admission Board

University of Health Sciences Lahore

Phone: +92 42 99231304-9

UAN: 111-33-33-66

Fax: +92 42 99230870


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