Thousands of students are appearing in the National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT 2020) across the country which is being held today after multiple delays and hiccups. Its the first time a National MDCAT is being conducted across the country.
The MDCAT will take place in designated centres under the strict implementation of the coronavirus-related standard operating procedures, the Pakistan Medical Commission ُ(PMC) notified.
According to PMC, the test centres have been set up in Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gwadar, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Haripur, Hassanabdal, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kharian/Jhelum, Lahore, Larkana, Mirpur, Mirpur Khas, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Nawabshah, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Rahimyar Khan, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sialkot, Sukkur, and Swat.
The entry exam NMDCAT will comprise of 200 multiple-choice questions and the candidates will be given two hours to answer them in black and white. There will be no negative marking. However, with each MCQ carrying five marks, the test will have 80 Biology questions, Chemistry 60, Physics 40, and English 20.
The candidates who have contracted the novel coronavirus will appear in a special medical and dental colleges entry exam on December 13, the PMC had said in a statement.