MDCAT Entry Test – All You Need to Know

The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) is a standardized test for students aiming to gain admission to medical and dental colleges in Pakistan. The test evaluates the knowledge and aptitude of students in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English.

Entry Test Preparations

MDCAT Entry Test Preparations

MDCAT Entry Test

The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) is a pivotal step for students in Pakistan aspiring to enter the medical field. It is a standardized multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem-solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of scientific concepts necessary for medical studies. The test, administered by the PMDC, is a requirement for admission into all public and private medical and dental colleges in the country. The MDCAT covers topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English, and includes a section on logical reasoning to evaluate applicants’ analytical abilities. With a rigorous preparation regime, students can utilize various online resources and mock tests to familiarize themselves with the exam format and time management skills essential for success.

Related: MDCAT Past Papers

MDCAT Pattern

  • Biology: Covers topics related to human biology, cellular biology, genetics, and physiology.
  • Chemistry: Includes organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.
  • Physics: Focuses on mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics.
  • English: Assesses comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary skills.
  • Logical Reasoning: Tests critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

MDCAT Format:

  • Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
  • Total marks: 200
  • Duration: 3.5 hours

Preparation Tips:

Understand the Syllabus: Thoroughly review the official MDCAT syllabus.

Practice Past Papers: Solve previous years’ papers to get an idea of the question pattern.

Study Material: Use textbooks, reference books, and online resources like PakLearningSpot.

Mock Tests: Take regular mock tests to gauge your preparation level.

Time Management: Practice managing your time effectively during the test.

Important Information:

  • Registration: June 2024
  • Test Dates: August 2024

Eligibility: Usually requires completion of intermediate education (F.Sc Pre-Medical) or equivalent.

The MDCAT 2024 (National Medical & Dental College Admission Test) is an exam based on MCQs, an essential requirement to be met by pre-medical students in order to seek admission in medical and dental colleges.

Related: MDCAT Mock Tests

UHS Lahore conducts MDCAT for Punjab students, KMU ETEA MDCAT for KPK students, and SZABMU MDCAT conducted MDCAT for Islamabad, AJK, and Gilgit students. DUHS Karachi conducts MDCAT for Sindh students. BUMHS MDCAT Quetta for Balochistan students

MDCAT Syllabus 2024

SubjectsNo. of MCQ

MDCAT 2024

FSC (Pre-Medical) with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Pakistan or an equivalent examination recognized by the university.

  • Each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking.
  • The time allotted for MCQ`s computer-based test is 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • MDCAT Passing Marks are 55%  for MBBS and 50% for BDS

For Entry Test Preparations must Visit the PakLearningSpot website to get Past Papers, Mock tests, and Practice MCQs.


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