The Pakistan Medical Commission has announced the MDCAT passing marks for admission to medical and dental schools. Every year, the MDCAT is held for applicants who want to enrol into medical and dentistry institutions after completing the FSc (pre-medical) or similar study programme. In order to gain admission, students must pass the test with the highest possible score. This year’s MDCAT was held in August-September, and the results were announced by the commission shortly thereafter.
Admissions to Medical and Dental Colleges
According to the PMC Act 2020, only students who have passed the MDCAT as determined by the PMC’s MDCAT results will be eligible for admission. This applies to all public and private medical and dentistry schools in Pakistan. The MDCAT standard and passing scores are determined and defined by the National Medical and Dental Academic Board and the Medical and Dental Council. No other body has the ability to change the MDCAT passing marks.
Passing Scores in MDCAT
According to the PMC’s release, the MDCAT passing scores are 137. (65 percent ). A applicant who has not earned a passing certificate will be denied admission. Even if a student is lawfully admitted to a college, the Pakistan Medical Commission will not register him or her if they do not pass the MDCAT. Any medical or dental institution that admits a student who has not passed the MDCAT will face severe consequences, and the medical college’s registration would be revoked. The PMC will also take harsh action against institutions that accept such admissions but fail to meet the advertised admission requirements in order to enrol students in accordance with their policies. According to the PMC Act 2020, candidates who do not pass the MDCAT would be unable to obtain an MBBS or BDS degree in Pakistan. As a result, a student who does not pass the medical entrance test will not be eligible to practise medicine or dentistry in Pakistan.