The Pakistan Medical Commission Council’s meeting was held at PMC Office today on September 28, 2022. The council considered several agenda items of the PMC related to different issues. The Council members unanimously decided that the MDCAT 2022 exam shall be held on 13th or 20th of November 2022.The exam will be conducted by PMC through the provincial public university in all the provinces, ICT on one day at the same time.
The following universities were decided to hold the MDCAT examination for Pakistani students i.e Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences (Baluchistan)University of Health Sciences Lahore (Punjab), Khyber Medical University Peshawar (KPK), Dow University of Health sciences Karachi (Sindh),Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad (ICT,AJK,Gilgit Baltistan).
MDCAT 2022 Pass Percentage
It was decided that the pass percentage of MBBS will be 55% and BDS will be 45%. The Council relaxed the pass percentage to help students to get adjusted in Pakistani Medical dental colleges as last year almost 20000 students went abroad to get admissions to foreign medical dental colleges which resulted in a huge financial loss to Pakistan.
NUMS MDCAT 2022
It was decided that NUMS-affiliated colleges' MDCAT Exam will be conducted by PMC through NUMS separately and only those students can appear in these colleges who intend to get admission in only these colleges. It was decided as PMA long courses should not be disturbed. The examination shall be a paper-based manual exam and the answer sheets will be uploaded to the exam holding universities and PMC website on the same day. It was also decided to extend 10 days for registration of the MDCAT exam with PMC the portal has been opened for the same.
MDCAT 2022 Exams in Foreign Countries
The Council decided to conduct the MDCAT exam for foreign students in Saudi Arabia and UAE due to the maximum number of students in these countries. Other countries had a very low number of students and time differences due to which it was not possible to make centers there. Center details of these countries will be uploaded on the PMC website. Those foreign students residing in any other country who want to appear in the MDCAT exam can appear in Pakistan or in these two countries which are feasible for them.