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The NMDCAT (Medical & Dental College Admission Test)


The NMDCAT (Medical & Dental College Admission Test) is an exam based on MCQ’s, an essential requirement to be met by pre-medical students in order to seek admission in medical and dental colleges.


The NMCAT/NMDCAT standardized test is designed to assess your command over basic concepts of Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English), critical thinking and problem solving skills. NMDCAT preparatory course trains the mind to make educated guesses and to maximize chances to pick correct answers.  PMC (Pakistan Medical Commission) is responsible for organizing the NMDCAT for all the public sector medical colleges.


Subjects No. of MCQs(200)
Biology 80
Chemistry 60
Physics 40
English 20

Each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking.

  • NMDCAT passing marks are 60% 120/200
  • Time Alloted for Test is 2.5 Hour (150 Minutes)
  • Applicants must have the Percentage of 65% in F.sc (Pre-Medical) or equivalent examination (excluding the marks of Hafiz-e-Quran).
  • Candidates having qualification equivalent to intermediate (Pre-Medical) are eligible to apply for admission. The equivalence of qualification is determined by Inter Board Committee of Chairman, Islamabad(IBCC).
  • In accordance with the regulations of Pakistan Medical Commission, There is no maximum or minimum age limit for appearance in Entrance Test.
    • Twenty marks will be added for being a Hafiz-e-Quran, subjected to verification by a committee constituted by the Board.
    • The final merit list will be calculated as under:
    1.  Entry Test Marks = 50 %
    2.  F.Sc / Equivalent examination = 40 %
    3.  Matric or Equivalence Examination = 10%

    STEP Courses Syllabus:

    • 18 Lectures +36 Tests+5 FLP’s & Follow-up Discussions