MCAT- MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST- FAQ

MCAT- MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST- FAQ

MCAT FAQs

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Q.NO.1.
What is MCAT?
ANSWER- MCAT stands for medical college admission test and it is a mandatory test for taking admission in medical colleges of Pakistan after F.Sc or A level.  Provincial governments are responsible for conducting the tests in their respective provinces while ministry of health conducts the MCAT for getting admission in the medical and dental colleges of federal capital.

Q.NO.2.
What is the structure of MCAT?
ANSWER- It will be a MCQs based test. 220 MCQs will be asked in the test and every question will carry 5 marks each. Total marks will be 1100 out of which 440(40%) will be passing marks. Following will be the pattern of paper:
Physics (44 MCQs)
Chemistry (58 MCQs)
English (30 MCQs)
Biology (88 MCQs)

Q.NO.3
Is there Negative Marking in Medical Colleges Admission Test?
ANSWER-Yes, of course the rule of negative marking applies in MCAT. One mark will be deducted on each wrong answer.

Q.NO.4.
What is the syllabus of MCAT?
ANSWER-Entry test syllabus consists of English, Chemistry, and Physics and Biology of intermediate level. All the questions will be taken from text books of FSc pre medical except English. English MCQs will be designed to check the general ability of candidate in English language.

MCAT- MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST- FAQ

Q.NO.5
.Which are the Centers of Entrance Test in Punjab?
ANSWER- Candidates will mention their preferred examination center in the application form.UHS will allot the centers to candidates. Entry test  is usually conducted in the following cities every year.
Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal, D.G. Khan, Gujrat, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Attock.

Q.NO.6.
What options left for a candidate who could not qualify for medical college’s admission?
ANSWER- Don’t worry there are many other options which you can avail e.g Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of pharmacy (D Pharm), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), The Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery  (BHMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery(BUMS), B pharmacy, BS Physical Therapy and many more.
Q.NO.7.
What is the formula for calculation of aggregate marks?
ANSWER- You can understand the formula for the calculation of aggregate marks with the help of following example

If,
x =    Marks obtained in Matric or Equivalent
A =    Total marks in Matric or Equivalent (850 or 900 or1050)
y =    Marks obtained in FSc, out of total 1100 marks
z =    Marks obtained in Entrance Test, out of total 1100 marks
Then the formula for calculation of aggregate marks is as follows:
x / A x 1100 x 0.10 + y x 0.40 + z x 0.50 =    Aggregate Marks
Example:
Marks obtained in Matriculation = 908 / 1050
Marks obtained in F.Sc = 944 / 1100
Marks obtained in Entry Test = 840 / 1100
By applying the above formula:
908 / 1050 x 1100 x 0.10 + 944 x 0.40 + 840 x 0.50
Aggregate Marks = 95.12 + 377.6 + 420 = 892.72
Aggregate Percentage=892.72 x 100 / 1100 = 81.1563

Q.NO.8.
What is the eligibility criterion for the MCAT?
ANSWER- If the candidate is waiting for result of  F.Sc (Pre-Medical) Part-II, he or she will provide attested copy of F.Sc (Pre-Medical) Part-I certificate along with a certificate by the Principal of his/her college declaring that he/she has appeared in F.Sc.(Part-II) exams or Equivalent.
If the candidate has passed the F.Sc Pre-Medical Group or Equivalent Examination with minimum 60% (660/1100) marks (Excluding the marks of Hifz-e-Quran), he will provide the attested result cards of Part one and part two.
Candidates with A-Level or American 12th Grade will submit certificate issued by Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).
Candidates must have the domicile of any city of Punjab or Islamabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Q.NO.9.
What documents are required to apply for the admission?
ANSWER-All the candidates will submit the duly filled Application Forms according to the schedule at the same center from where they got the admission test kit.
The applicants have to submit following documents with their applications form:
Attested copy of Matriculation or O LEVEL exams certificate.
Attested copy of FSc (Pre-medical) or A LEVEL exams certificate.
Attach 2 recent colored photographs (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) of the candidate on the two cards.
One A-4 size envelope with required postage stamps.
Four colored attested photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm). One should be attested on the front and rest should be attested on the back.Paste the first one on the application form and attach the others with form. .
One attested copy of domicile.
One attested copy of Hifz E Quran certificate from any registered madrasa (if applicable).

Q.NO.10.
What is the validity period of MCAT scores?
ANSWER- MCAT score remains valid for one year only. If one year you do not qualify for getting admission in medical college, next year you will have to appear in the MCAT again.

Q.NO.11.
We live in U.A.E and my father is a doctor there. How i can apply for admission against seats reserved for foreign candidates?
ANSWER-No.Sorry, brother you can not apply for admission.These seats are reserved for candidates who have dual nationality and according to my information U.A.E government does not grant nationality to for foreigners.

Q.NO.12
What is the application procedure?
ANSWER- UHS announces the entry test schedule usually in the month of August or September every year and you can get the application form for entry test from any government medical college or university.

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