Health Desk:

ISLAMABAD: The MDCAT test across the country for admission to medical colleges would be conducted on November 13 in written format. The result of the test would be announced throughout the country on the same day. 

According to the sources, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has prepared the MDCAT exams scheduled for 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 centers would be set up at 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 centers for MDCAT would be established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the sources said, adding that examination centers 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 the MDCAT examination while the requirement for the 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 a computer, while the result would be uploaded on the PMC website on November 13.

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