The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Announces MDCAT 2023 Registration Schedule
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has recently revealed the registration schedule for the highly anticipated Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT 2023). This crucial examination serves as a gateway for aspiring medical and dental students to secure admissions into prestigious institutions across Pakistan. In this article, we will delve into the important details and dates for MDCAT 2023, the registration process, fees, and key information for both national and international candidates.
1. MDCAT 2023 Overview
The MDCAT 2023 is scheduled to take place on August 27, 2023. It is a comprehensive and standardized test designed to evaluate the knowledge, skills, and aptitude of candidates seeking admission to medical and dental colleges. The test aims to ensure that only the most qualified and capable individuals are granted admission.
2. Online Registration and Important Dates
Online registration for MDCAT 2023 will commence on July 17, 2023. Aspiring candidates will have until July 31, 2023, to complete the registration process. It is crucial for applicants to register within this timeframe to avoid any last-minute hassles. For candidates who register by the deadline but have not yet paid the exam fee, an additional grace period until August 7, 2023, is provided for fee submission without incurring any late charges.
3. Registration Portal and Exam Centers
Candidates can register for MDCAT 2023 online via the official portal at http://mdcat.pmdcportal.com/Account/Login. The paper-based exam will be held simultaneously at various centers across Pakistan, ensuring accessibility and convenience for applicants from different regions.
4. Correction Window
The PMDC understands that candidates may need to make corrections to their registration details or examination center preferences. To accommodate this, a limited correction window is available on August 6th and 7th, 2023. During this period, candidates can modify their venue/admitting university or make any other necessary changes to ensure a smooth examination experience.
5. Examination Fee and Passing Criteria
Aspiring candidates must pay an examination fee of Rs. 6,000/- for MDCAT 2023. The passing criteria for the test are set at 55% for MBBS admissions and 50% for BDS admissions. It is essential for candidates to strive for excellence to secure their desired medical or dental college placements.
6. Validity of MDCAT Result
The MDCAT result of one province will be considered valid for the entire country and will remain applicable for a period of three years from the date of examination. This provision allows candidates to apply to colleges across Pakistan using a single result, promoting ease and efficiency in the admission process. However, it is essential to note that results of MDCAT-2022 are no longer valid for admissions in the 2023 session.
7. International Candidates
For international candidates aspiring to pursue medical or dental education in Pakistan, the MDCAT-2023 will be held in two locations: Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The registration fee for international venues is 100 USD, with an additional late fee of 150 USD. This opportunity enables foreign candidates to showcase their abilities and secure admission to Pakistani medical and dental institutions.
The registration schedule for MDCAT 2023 brings both excitement and anticipation for aspiring medical and dental students. The PMDC’s efforts to ensure a standardized and transparent admission process are commendable. Candidates are advised to register promptly, pay the examination fee on time, and diligently prepare for the test to maximize their chances of securing admission in their desired institutions.
1. Is there a grace period for fee submission after the registration deadline?
Yes, candidates who register by the July 31, 2023 deadline have until August 7, 2023, to submit the examination fee without incurring any late charges.
2. Can I change my selected city/station for the entry test after registration?
No, once you have chosen a city/station for the entry test during the registration process, it cannot be changed.
3. How long will the MDCAT result be valid?
The MDCAT result of one province will remain valid for the entire country and for a period of three years from the date of examination.
4. Are the MDCAT-2022 results still valid for admissions in 2023?
No, the results of MDCAT-2022 are no longer valid for admissions in the 2023 session.
5. What are the passing criteria for MDCAT-2023?
The passing criteria for MDCAT-2023 are 55% for MBBS and 50% for BDS admissions.