In a compassionate move to address the concerns of students affected by recent floods and those with valid reasons, the Honourable Federal Minister for Health has announced a significant update regarding the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) Examination scheduled for 10th September 2023 (Sunday). This crucial decision will offer a lifeline to those facing difficulties in preparing for this highly anticipated examination.
Separate MDCAT Exam for Specific Groups
The heartening news is that a separate MDCAT Examination has been sanctioned, exclusively catering to two specific groups:
- Flood Affected Areas: Students residing in regions impacted by recent floods will now have the opportunity to take the MDCAT Examination under more favorable conditions. This empathetic measure acknowledges the hardships faced by these students due to the unfortunate natural disaster.
- Valid Reasons: Additionally, students across the country who possess valid reasons preventing them from participating in the nationwide MDCAT Examination will also be accommodated in this separate examination. This provision aims to ensure that deserving candidates are not unfairly disadvantaged due to unforeseen circumstances.
It’s important to note that the syllabus for this separate MDCAT Examination remains consistent with the one approved by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), which is readily available on the PM&DC website. Therefore, candidates are advised to adhere to the official syllabus guidelines when preparing for this unique opportunity.
Nationwide MDCAT Exam Proceeds as Planned
For the majority of students across the country, the nationwide MDCAT Examination will proceed as originally scheduled on 10th September 2023 (Sunday). There are no alterations to the date or format of this examination. Candidates who are not within the aforementioned groups should continue their preparations accordingly.
This update underscores the commitment of the authorities to ensure that the MDCAT Examination process is as fair and inclusive as possible. It acknowledges the challenges that certain students face due to unforeseen circumstances and offers a lifeline in the form of a separate examination.
Students are encouraged to stay informed by closely monitoring official announcements from both the relevant authorities and their educational institutions regarding the logistics and specifics of the separate MDCAT Examination for Flood Affected Areas and valid reasons.
We extend our best wishes to all MDCAT candidates as they prepare for this important examination. Your dedication and hard work will undoubtedly pave the way for a brighter future in the medical and dental field. Good luck!