MDCAT 2024: Dates (Out), Registration, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus, Merit List etc.

The Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) in Pakistan is a critical examination that determines entry into medical and dental colleges across the country. For aspiring doctors and dentists, success in the MDCAT is a crucial step towards fulfilling their dreams of pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry. As the MDCAT 2024 approaches, this comprehensive guide aims to provide students with valuable insights, tips, and strategies to prepare effectively and excel in this significant examination. It is a recognised university to pursue MBBS in Pakistan.

Highlights MDCAT

MDCAT stand forMedical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT)
Exam Dates10 September 2024
Exam Duration3.5 hours (210 minutes)
Exam Questions 200 multiple-choice questions in 210 minutes
OfferedOnce a year
Age limit for MDCAT?No age limit for MDCAT 2024
MDCAT Passing Percentage65% is the minimum passing percentage for the 2024 MDCAT in Pakistan
Eligibility MBBS admissions students must have 55% marks on the MDCAT, and BDS admissions students must have more than 50% marks on the MDCAT exam. 
AdmissionMBBS, BDS
MDCAT Appeared Students More than 180,000 students
Countries/regionsPakistan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia

MDCAT 2024 Dates (Out)

The NMDCAT date is 10 September 2024. Soon after the FSC examination, officials will announce the decided date. However, last year, due to COVID-19 situations, the test was conducted in three phases.

  1. 15th to 31st August
  2. 5th to 20th September
  3. 30th September for COVID students only

MDCAT 2024 Conducting Bodies

  • UHS: For Punjab students
  • KMU: For Kpk Students
  • Dow University: For Sindh students
  • Bolan University: For Balochistan Students.
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University: For Islamabad Students.
  • Test Will Be conducted Provincially (Same Day in Punjab KPK and GB) and some other same day in Sindh and Balochistan late due to high floods.
  • The syllabus and Paper pattern will be the same as that of PDMC.
  • The test will be conducted by the Uni of the respective Province
  • There will be a physical Paper-pen based exam.

MDCAT Paper Pattern

There will be no negative marking in the National MDCAT. The total marks will be 210—a total of 210 multiple-choice questions. The total time for the paper is 3.5 hours. This means that for a single MCQ, you will get one minute. This is more than enough if you have prepared well for the examination.

SubjectNumber of MCQs
Logical reasoning10

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any person (Pakistani/Overseas Pakistani/Foreign National) shall be eligible
    to register for and attempt the MDCAT examination.
  • FSC/HSSC/A level result/degree IS NOT required for MDCAT
  • A candidate is permitted to take the MDCAT exam only once in each
    calendar year.

Merit Criteria Will be

  • MDCAT 50%
  • Fsc 40% (Didn’t tell whether whole fsc or sciences)
  • Matric 10%

Additional marks will be given to Hufaaz and Special Students to appreciate them.

Passing criteria

  • 55% (130 out of 200) for admission into Medical Colleges
  • 50% (110 out of 200) for admission into Dental Colleges.


Several examination centres will be set up across Pakistan, including Gilgit Baltistan and AJ&K. Nationally, there will be 21 locations for the exam, and internationally, there will be 9 locations. Below is a list of these locations:


  • Lahore
  • Sialkot
  • Khairpur
  • Abbottabad
  • Multan
  • Sahiwal
  • Karachi
  • DI Khan
  • Faisalabad
  • Islamabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Peshawar
  • Gujranwala
  • Quetta
  • Nawab Shah
  • Swat /Malakand
  • DG Khan
  • Muzaffarabad
  • Mirpur (AJK)
  • Bahawalpur
  • Gilgit


  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Canada
  • USA
  • UK
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Australia

MDCAT Pass Percentages for Recent Exam

  • 65% (130 out of 200) for admission into Medical Colleges
  • 55% (110 out of 200) for admission into Dental Colleges


MDCAT Books are essential for preparation. Here are the Best MDCAT Books.

  • Physics Punjab Text Book Board
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Biology (Most Important Part)

MDCAT Syllabus

This is the national-level syllabus. This syllabus contains complete outlines and a list of topics. The subjects included are

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Logical Reasoning

Merit List for MBBS & BDS

Candidates seeking admission to the MBBS and BDS courses at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences can refer to the table below to check out the previous year’s merit list trends.

Liaquat University of Medical BDS Final Merit List

Shaheed BenazirabadSujawal
Tando AllahyarTando Muhammad Khan

Liaquat University of Medical MBBS Final Merit List

Shaheed BenazirabadSujawal
Tando AllahyarTando Muhammad Khan


How many times can we repeat MDCAT?

There is no such limit, and you can take the MDCAT.

Is there any age limit for MDCAT?

There is no age limit for MDCAT 2024.

For which fields MDCAT is necessary?

As per the regulations of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Medical/Dental college admission tests (MDCAT) are mandatory for students applying to MBBS and BDS programs in both public and private institutions.

I have an FSc grade point average of 80%; am I eligible for the MDCAT?

You must have a minimum of 70% in intermediate. So, certainly, you are qualified.

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  1. how long are the mdcat result valid for?Can i apply with 2023 mdcat result in 2024-2025 for admission in any public university?


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