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Pakistan allows A-level students to sit in MDCAT

The entry tests will be conducted from August 30 to September 30


Pakistan has allowed A-level students, who are yet to sit their Cambridge exams, to appear for the Medical and Dental College Admissions Test (MDCAT) this year.

The entry tests will be conducted from August 30 to September 30, while the admissions will be finalized by January 2022.

The PMC has, however, instructed colleges to delay it to February for A-level students.

The decision was announced by the federal minister for education Shafqat Mahmood after he met PM’s aide on health, Dr. Faisal Sultan.

Both the officials discussed ways the government could prevent final-year A-level students from losing a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“All students who wish to seek admission in medical and dental colleges can take the MDCAT examination even if they have not yet taken their FSc pre-medical or A-level exams, according to the Pakistan Medical Council Undergraduate Education (Admissions, Curriculum, and Conduct) Regulations, 2021,” stated Ministry of Federal Education/professional training.



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