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MDCAT 2023: The Key to a Career in Medicine

MDCAT 2023: The Key to a Career in Medicine

MDCAT 2023 examination presents a significant opportunity for aspiring medical and dental students to shape their future careers. This comprehensive article aims to provide all the essential information about MDCAT 2023, including the registration process, passing percentage, result validity, international venues, and the mandatory requirements for successful registration.

Overview of MDCAT 2023

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is pleased to announce that the MDCAT 2023 Examination will take place on 27th August 2023 (Sunday). This national and international examination will be conducted simultaneously at various centres, including admitting universities of all provinces, Islamabad, and Gilgit Baltistan.

Exam Schedule

The registration process for MDCAT 2023 will begin on 17th July 2023 and end on 31st July 2023. Candidates can register online during this period, with an option for late registration from 1st to 7th August 2023. Here are the important dates:

Event Dates
Online Registration Starts 17th July 2023
Online Registration Ends 31st July 2023
Late Registration (with fee) 1st to 7th August 2023
MDCAT 2023 Exam 27th August 2023

Exam Levels and Question Distribution

The MDCAT 2023 exam will be a paper-based, multiple-choice examination conducted in English. It will consist of 200 MCQs, with subjects and distribution as follows:


Subject Number of MCQs
Biology 68
Chemistry 54
Physics 54
English 18
Logical Reasoning 6
Total Marks/Mcqs 200


Difficulty Level
Easy (20%)
Moderate (60%)
Hard (20%)

Cognition Level
Recall (70%)
Application (30%)

The MDCAT 2023 will be a 200-mark exam, with each multiple-choice question (MCQ) worth 1 mark. There will be no negative marking.

Passing Percentage for MDCAT 2023

To seek admission to medical colleges, candidates must achieve a passing percentage of 55%, while for dental colleges, the passing percentage is 50%. Aspiring candidates are advised to strive for excellence to meet these criteria and secure their place in their desired institution.

Result Validity

The MDCAT 2023 result will be valid for a period of three years from the date of the examination, as per section 17 of the PM&DC Act 2022. It is essential to note that the results of MDCAT 2022 are no longer valid for seeking admission in session 2023, as specified on individual result certificates.

International Venues for MDCAT 2023

For the convenience of international candidates, MDCAT 2023 will be conducted at two international venues: Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). International aspirants can choose either of these venues based on their visa and travel preferences.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for exam centres in Pakistan is Rs. 6,000/-, and for international exam centres, it is 100 USD. Late registration fees for international centres are 150 USD Dollars.

Mandatory Requirements for Registration

During the registration process on the MDCAT Exam Registration Portal, candidates must upload their 1st Year F. Sc (Pre-Medical) Marks Sheet/DMC. This is a crucial requirement for successful registration, so candidates must ensure they have their documents ready.


The MDCAT 2023 examination is a crucial stepping stone for aspiring medical and dental students. It provides an opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. The exam’s result validity and international venues allow candidates to plan their future strategically.

We wish all aspiring candidates the best of luck as they embark on this challenging yet rewarding journey. Prepare diligently, adhere to the registration schedule, and aim for excellence in MDCAT 2023. With determination and hard work, you can turn your dreams of medical or dental education into a reality.

Mark your calendars and make the most of the registration period from 17th July to 31st July 2023. Your path to medical education and beyond begins with MDCAT 2023!


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