All You Need to Know About Entry Test Preparation for MDCAT 2022

In Pakistan, the medical field is considered a greatly honorable line of work. Many students aspire to become doctors out of compassion for humanity and fervor to serve their nation. There is no doubt that doctors are a nation’s knights in shining armor. This fact has become even clearer during the COVID-19 pandemic when we have witnessed the sacrifices of the medical and paramedical staff while everyone else took shelter in their homes and kept at a safe distance from danger.

To become a doctor in Pakistan, a professional degree of MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) is required and one who aims to obtain this degree has to get oneself enrolled in a Medical College. For admission to a medical college, a candidate has to clear an entrance test named as Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT). In 2021, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) renamed the test as National MDCAT and decided to conduct a uniform test for all medical and dental institutions in Pakistan.

Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT)

NMDCAT, the Entrance Test conducted by PMC for Public & Private Sector Medical & Dental Colleges of Pakistan is a standardized multiple-choice, computer-based examination which evaluates the skills required in the study of medicine such as problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of the concepts and principles of natural, behavioral, and social sciences.

Structure of MDCAT

MDCAT consists of computer based MCQs and therefore requires basic computer literacy. The test comprises 210 multiple-choice questions and its duration is 3.5 hours. There is no negative marking and a candidate needs to score a minimum of 65% marks to pass. The subject-wise percentage of each subject in the test is as follows:

  • 1. Biology 32%
  • 2. Chemistry 26.5%
  • 3. Physics 26.5%
  • 4. English 10%
  • 5. Logical Reasoning 5%

The subject-wise distribution of MCQs is as follows:

  • 1. Biology 68
  • 2. Chemistry 56
  • 3. Physics 56
  • 4. English 20
  • 5. Logical Reasoning 10

Regarding the difficulty level of MCQs in the test, 20 percent of the MCQs will be easy, 60 percent moderate, and 20 percent hard.

Eligibility for NMDCAT

A candidate desiring to take admission in any medical college must have passed the HSSC/F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) examination from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan with not less than 60% unadjusted marks. Candidates of Punjab must have a domicile of Punjab. Pakistanis holding dual nationalities, overseas Pakistanis, and foreign national Pakistanis are also eligible for this test.

Excel with KIPS Preparations

In order to help you actualize your dream of becoming a doctor, KIPS Education System, through its platform of KIPS Preparation, provides you with the following sessions:

Earlier Prep

This session has been designed exclusively for repeaters. It is an extensive session that covers entry test preparation for all medical institutions in Pakistan including NMDCAT, NUMS Admission Test, and AKU Admission Test.

A number of online features including video lectures, readings, quizzes, and stats are also available with this session on KIPS LMS (Learning Management System).

Parallel Prep

This weekend session has been designed for those students of F.Sc. Pre-medical-II who want to prepare for Entry Test for Medical Colleges along with their F.Sc. exams.

NMDCAT Plus

This session is specifically for the preparation of MDCAT. The duration of this season depends upon the test date.

LNMDCAT Plus

This session has the same curriculum as that of NMDCAT Plus but it is coupled with a comprehensive test session.

LNMDCAT Plus (with NUMS)

This session includes preparation for NMDCAT as well as NUMS University Admission Test.

AKU Plus

This session includes exclusive preparation for the Admission Test of the top medical university of Pakistan, Aga Khan University

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