When the students apply for grant of admission in the MBBS and BDS classes in the medical and dental colleges, they have to appear in the MDCAT test, which is mandatory for the students to appear in this test to get admission in the colleges. The students are required to complete the requirements and they should pass the entry test, MDCAT entry test 2017 and they can get admission in the medical and dental colleges in the desired programs.
The provincial government is responsible to make all necessary arrangements to organize the entry test for grant of admission in the medical colleges in the public and private sector. The MCAT test is conducted for the students in the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, verbal reasoning and analytical writing.
MCAT admission test is conducted for grant of admission in the medical and dental colleges or universities, which are running under supervision of Ministry of Health. The health science department of Punjab University is responsible to conduct the MCAT test. UHS Lahore conducts the medical college admission test on the yearly basis. The test is conducted on the criteria set by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). This entry test is conducted for the students, who want to get admission in the medical career.
MDCAT Test Scores in Pakistan
University of Health Sciences Lahore conducts this Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for the pre-medical students annually. UHS manages the MCAT test during the month of August and the university announces the result of this test after about one week of the test. MCAT test is necessary for grant of admission in the medical and dental colleges and universities in the public and private sectors.
The students have to solve the 220 MCQs in the MCAT for the four major subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Each question carries 5 marks and total marks come to 1100 and every correct answer in this test scores 5 marks and the wrong answer scores negative marks. During the test, the 88 MCQs are taken from Biology, 58 from Chemistry, 44 from Physics and 30 from English. The total time to attempt these questions is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Formula for calculation of Merit
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has set the rules to calculate the merit for getting admission in the medical and dental colleges and universities. It is based on the marks in different classes and the total percentage of the applicants by adding the marks in the following ratio:
Matric or equivalent: 10 percent
FSc or HSSC (pre-medical or equivalent): 40 percent
MCAT test: 50 percent
Formula for calculating merit is given below:
Obtained marks in matric divided by Total marks of matric or Equivalent x 1100 x 0.10 = 10 percent of SSC
Obtained Marks in HSSC divided by Total marks of HSSC or equivalent x 1100 x 0.40 = 40 percent of HSSC
Obtained Marks in Entrance Test / MCAT divided by Total marks of Entrance Test / MCAT x 1100 x 0.50 = 50 percent of Admission Test
10 percent SSC + 40 percent HSSC +50 percent Admission Test = Aggregate Marks
Aggregate Marks divided by 1100 x 100 = Aggregate Percentage