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The MCAT/MDCAT (Medical & Dental College Admission Test)


The MCAT/MDCAT (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 MCAT/MDCAT standardized test is designed to assess your command over basic concepts of Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English), critical thinking and problem solving skills. MCAT/MDCAT preparatory course trains the mind to make educated guesses and to maximize chances to pick correct answers. Every year UHS (University of Health Sciences) is responsible for organizing the MCAT/MDCAT for all the public sector medical colleges of Punjab.


Subjects No. of MCQs(200) Types of MCQs Time allowed
2.5 Hrs/150 Mins
Biology 80 Memory Analysis Application
Chemistry 60 Memory Analysis Application
Physics 40 Memory Analysis Application
English 20

Each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking.

MDCAT passing marks are 60% 120/200

  • Applicants must have a minimum score of 770/1100 marks 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).
  • The candidate having domicile of any district of Punjab and Islamabad (ICT) can appear in the Entrance Test of the Punjab.
  • Students of Gilgit-Baltistan will also appear in the Entrance Test of the Punjab for admission against seats reserved for them in government medical/dental colleges of the Punjab.
  • In accordance with the regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, 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.  Adjusted marks in F.Sc / Equivalent examination: 50 %

STEP Courses Syllabus:

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