ISLAMABAD – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar has instructed the relevant authorities to postpone the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) until September 10. The decision was made in response to requests from students seeking additional time for test preparation.
The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that the MDCAT, originally scheduled for August 27, has been rescheduled. This crucial examination serves as a gateway for students aspiring to enter medical and dental colleges. It will be conducted at specified Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) centers across Islamabad and all four provinces, following a uniform policy.
The syllabus for the MDCAT 2023 will remain unchanged from the previous year, as decided by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
The merit formula for the MDCAT 2023 has also been outlined. It includes a 10 percent weightage for the Matric score, 40 percent for Intermediate (FSc), and 50 percent for the MDCAT score.
The structure of the MDCAT exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) to be completed within a duration of 3.5 hours. The minimum passing marks required for admission into a medical college is set at 65 percent, while for dental colleges, it stands at 55 percent.
This extension is expected to provide students with ample time to prepare and perform their best in this critical examination.