The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) schedule for admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes in 2022 has been released by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC).
Details indicate that the PMC accepted the MDCAT pattern at a recent commission meeting after the National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB) suggested it to the commission.
The PMC has approved the following weightage of questions with respect to subjects included in the MDCAT curriculum:
- Biology 34%
- Chemistry 27%
- Physics 27%
- English 9%
- Logical Reasoning 3%
Since MDCAT consists of 200 MCQs, the number of questions from each subject can be deduced easily.
- Biology 68 MCQs
- Chemistry 54 MCQs
- Physics 54 MCQs
- English 18 MCQs
- Logical Reasoning 6 MCQs
The PMC had earlier this week reduced the MDCAT passing percentage for candidates applying to Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes at dental colleges across the nation.
The panel had authorised decreasing the passing percentage from 65 per cent to 55 per cent for admission to BDS programmes during a meeting presided over by PMC President Dr Arshad Taqi.