PMC has revealed that the MDCAT 2022 examination would take place in the middle of November. In addition to this news, it was also revealed that the MDCAT will be administered at the provincial level on the same day. The following is an excerpt from a message that was distributed on the official social media channels of PMC: “The President of the Pakistan Medical Council, Dr. Noshad A. Shaikh, recently met with the Minister of Health for Sindh, Dr. Azra Pechuho. The performance of PMC was recognised and commended by the Minister of Health, who also praised the speed with which MDCAT was administered across the province in a single day. In addition to this, it was suggested that the MDCAT be carried out in the middle of the month of November.”
Prior to this, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) formally issued a directive to the University of Health Sciences to carry out the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT 2022) in the province of Punjab for the academic sessions 2022-23. After receiving official authorization from the government of Punjab, the UHS will administer the entrance examination.
After a lapse of three years, the UHS has finally decided to carry out the examination. It is important to note that PMC has requested that UHS begin making the required preparations to carry out the MDCAT in the month of November. This information is crucial to the discussion that follows. Before this point, PMC was in charge of administering the MDCAT on a countrywide scale. However, as a result of the most recent development, the examination will now be administered by the universities located within the separate provincial jurisdictions, as was customarily the case in the past.
It is also important to highlight here that the PMC has also revised the qualifying criteria and the proportion of students who pass the MDCAT for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes in Government and private medical and dental institutions across the nation.
Students who have scored a minimum of 45% on the MDCAT tests will be able to apply for BDS programmes offered by Government and Private Dental Colleges in the country. The MDCAT Pass Percentage for MBBS Admission has been fixed at 55% according to the new guidelines.