MDCAT exams for admission to the medical colleges would be conducted in written format on November 13, and the results would be declared on the same day, sources said on Wednesday.
According to the sources, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has prepared the MDCAT exams schedule in a meeting of the Medical and Dental Council of Pakistan. They added that exams would be held on the same day across the country.
The examination centres would be set up in Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences of Balochistan; University of Health Sciences, Lahore; Khyber Medical University, Peshawar; Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad.
Two international examination centres for MDCAT would be established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the sources said, adding that examination centre could be established in countries where the number of students intending to appear in the exams exceeded 100.
MDCAT examination is meant for students seeking to pursue MBBS and BDS degrees. For admission to the MBBS course the students are required to get at least 55% marks in MDCAT examination while the requirement for BDS course is 45% marks.
Students who have passed FSC Pre-Medical with 60% marks are eligible to take the MDCAT exam. This year, the sources said that the MDCAT exam would be conducted in writing, on paper, instead of computer, while the result would be uploaded on PMC website on November 13.
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