Complete Information About MDCAT/MCAT Entry Test 2020 for Admission in Medical & Dental Colleges
What is MDCAT Entry Test ?
If you intend to join the medical and dental colleges in Pakistan, it is essential to take an entry test, which is known as MCAT. The acronym MCAT stands for medical college admission test. The test was introduced to ensure a transparent admission system in the professional colleges, but some of the professionals are not happy with the test stating the fact that it underestimates the credibility of the examination system under various BISE boards. The validity of the test scores is only for the session in which the admission is required. After that academic year, you are required to re-appear for the test again. Initially, there was age limit associated with the test, but it no longer exists as a requirement for the test.
All About MDCAT Entry Test 2020 for Admission in MBBS or BDS
Who is Eligible?
If you want to appear for the MCAT entry test for admission in the medical and dental colleges, then it is necessary to fulfill certain academic requirements. Being an intended candidate, it is necessary to score a sixty percent in the intermediate examination. It is important to pass the intermediate part two examinations. In case, the result has not been declared the candidates can apply by providing a hope certificate issued by the previously attended last educational institution.
Who Conducts the MDCAT Entry Test?
The responsibility of taking the entry test MDCAT lies with the provincial governments for the medical colleges in the respective provinces. The University of Health Sciences in Lahore has been assigned with the task of organizing and conducting the said test for the medical and dental colleges all over Punjab. In the case of the federally administered areas, it is the federal health ministry that has been assigned with this task. The students can get admission in the medical colleges of the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province by passing the MCAT under the ETEA.
How to Prepare for MDCAT Entry Test ?
Getting into a medical is a dream of many students studying in Pre-medical at the intermediate level. This dream can be accomplished if the students can score a good percentage of secondary, higher secondary and then in the MCAT entry test. The final merit list includes 10% marks of secondary examination, 40% of the higher secondary and then 50% of the MCAT entry test. To score well in the MCAT, it is important to understand the pattern of the test.
The test comprises of the objective type questions in MCQ format from the syllabus of science subjects like chemistry, physics and biology along with Basic English skills. Other than English, the syllabus of the science subjects covers the text books. Hence, to score well, it is crucial to have a thorough study of the book, especially learning the basic concepts by heart.
Once you are done with your examination, don’t consider yourself free? It is important to go through the entire syllabus once again, in fact again and again before the entry tests are there. It is very important to prepare the objective questions at the end of every lesson for a great entry test. In the last prepare the UHS MCAT syllabus 2020 thoroughly. If you are already good at your concepts, then there is no need of wasting money or time by going to any academy.
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