The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has responded to students’ online protests by announcing a new date for the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) 2023. The move comes after students expressed the need for additional time to prepare for the test. In light of these concerns, the regulatory body unveiled a revised exam schedule.
The decision to reschedule the MDCAT was influenced by the directive of caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar. As a result, the Federal Government has extended the exam date to 10th September 2023. This adjustment aims to accommodate students’ requests and ensure a fair testing environment.
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Despite the adjustments in scheduling, the syllabus for the MDCAT 2023 remains consistent with the previous year’s examination. This decision was made by the PMDC, signaling continuity in the assessment criteria.
The merit formula for the MDCAT 2023 consists of three components: Matric scores with a weightage of 10 percent, Intermediate (FSc) results contributing 40 percent, and the MDCAT score itself carrying 50 percent weightage. This formula reflects the comprehensive evaluation approach applied to candidates.
Passing Percentage :
The MDCAT exam structure includes a total of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and an exam duration of 3.5 hours. The minimum passing marks for admission to Medical Colleges stand at 65 percent, while for Dental College admission, the threshold is set at 55 percent. The adjustments made in response to students’ concerns and the caretaker Prime Minister’s involvement emphasize the commitment to creating a conducive environment for aspiring medical and dental students.