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Dental MDCAT program pass percentage reduced to 55%: PMC

The Medical and Dental Council of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Monday approved the reduction of MDCAT pass percentage for dental program from 65% to 55% for upcoming admissions into dental colleges in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 27, 2022): The Medical and Dental Council of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Monday approved the reduction of the MDCAT pass percentage for dental program from 65% to 55% for upcoming admissions in dental colleges in Pakistan.

The council meeting chaired by PMC President, Dr. Arshad Taqi, on the recommendations of the National Medical and Dental Academic Council regarding subject weighting for the MDCAT program, was approved with minor modifications.

The subject of gout, as recommended by the academic board, has been removed from the MDCAT curriculum.

Academic Council recommendations are based on input from provincial senior secondary councils while confirming that the MDCAT curriculum is consistent with the 2006 National Curriculum as well as provincial curricula and does not exceed or appear to take anything out of program.

Some provincial boards have suggested removing certain biology subjects even though they exist in the CSSS curriculum.

The academic council rejected the application as these are the subjects which are important in terms of knowledge for a student to gain admission into the dental and medical college.

The weighting of questions in the respective subjects of the MDCAT curriculum has been changed slightly with Biology from 32% to 34%, Physics and Chemistry from 26.5% to 27%, English from 10% to 9%, and logical reasoning from 5% to 3%.

The medical and dental college admission test would consist of 210 questions based on the decided percentages.

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