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MDCAT complete information

by Imran Khan 1 year ago 0 comments

MDCAT medical and dental college Admission test) is an entry test taken by UHS in order to take admission in different government and private medical colleges of Pakistan for MBBS, BDS and some other fields like DVM. It’s a standard, multiple choice examination designed to access the examiner’s problem-solving, critical thinking, writing skill and knowledge of science concepts and principles.

Are you passionate to be a doctor? Do you think you're unique among the 65, 155 pre-medical students? Because only about 3500 students are selected for government medical colleges, yes, it means the acceptance rate is 8%.


Matric Criteria

There is no shortcut to clear the MDCAT. You have to take the most challenging test in order to clear because MDCAT holds 50% of the water.


So, here are the criteria:

MDCAT:     50%

FSc:             40%

Matric:        10%


Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria are nothing ('criteria' is a plural noun do you know?) more than getting a ticket to take the MDCAT because all you need to get 60% in SSC and HSSC.


Age Requirement:


Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has set no minimum or maximum age limit for candidates who want to appear in the test.

Yes, it is true. I saw a case where a 30 year old girl took the MDCAT and was able to take the admission in government medical college. What a passion she had!


Subject Division:

Now just look at the MCQs distribution in MDCAT:

·         Biology - 88 MCQs

·         Chemistry -  58 MCQs

·         Physics - 44 MCQs

·         English – 30 MCQs

TOTAL MCQs = 220


Negative Marking


5 Marks are awarded for each correct Answer

1 Mark is deducted for each wrong Answer

Neither the mark is added nor deducted in case student’s leave the question

There are no grace marks in the entrance examination


Time Allowed


Total time allowed for the test is 2:30 Hours. Yes, only 150 minutes! Approximately 40 sec. of each question




Syllabus is given on UHS syllabus


Total Seats

There are a total of 5,995 MBBS and 771 BDS seats in public and private colleges of Punjab for students undertaking MDCAT.

·         3,405 MBBS seats in 17 public sector medical colleges in Punjab

·         216 BDS seats in three public dental colleges of the Punjab

·         2,590 MBBS in 21 private sector medical colleges affiliated with UHS

·         555 BDS seats in nine dental colleges affiliated with UHS

·         King Edward Medical College, Lahore  302

·         Nishtar Medical College, Multan 250

·         Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Lahore 300

·         Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore 200

·         Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad  250

·         Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur 300

·         Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi  350

·         Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore 200

·         Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha100

·         Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan 100

·         Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat 100

·         Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical College, Lahore 100

·         Ameer-ud-Din Medical College, Lahore 100

·         Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot 100

·         Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala100

·         Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal  100

·         Ghazi Khan Medical College, Dera Ghazi Khan 100

Private Sector Medical Colleges

·         FMH College, Lahore

·         Foundation University Medical College, Rawalpindi

·         Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi

·         Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad

·         Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt

·         University Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad

·         University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore

·         Independent Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad

·         Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Continental Medical College, Lahore

·         Central Parks Medical College, Lahore

·         Multan Medical & Dental College, Multan

·         Shalimar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Avicenna Medical College, Lahore

·         Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore

·         Islam Medical College, Sialkot

·         Amna Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura

·         Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore

·         Pak Red Crescent Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Aziz Fatima Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad

·         Hashmat Medical & Dental College, Gujrat

·         Rai Medical College, Sargodha

·         Rahber Medical & Dental College, Lahore

·         Sialkot Medical College, Silakot

·         Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College, Multan

·         Yusra Medical College, Islamabad

·         Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad

·         HBS Medical & Dental College, Islamabad

·         Al - Nafees Medical College, Islamabad

·         Public Sector Dental Colleges

Punjab Public Sector Dental Colleges:

·         De’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore