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The National Medical and Dental Academic Board has approved the Medical and Dental College Admission Test syllabus based on identical topics, the Pakistan Medical Commission said Saturday.

On November 11, the Sindh High Court had directed the PMC to form an academic board and authority within 15 days.

The PMC must finalise the MDCAT syllabus and then hold the
exam, it had ordered. The court had also postponed the November 15 MDCAT.

The PMC board members met on Saturday to review FSc syllabus
of the federal and provincial boards. They marked identical topics for the
MDCAT syllabus, according to the statement.

The board members reviewed the final syllabus prepared by
the paper-setting committee and the council based on identical topics.

They also deliberated upon the proportion of different
subjects in the last entry test, and agreed to continue it in the future.

The MDCAT will comprise 200 MCQs:

Biology 80 MCQsChemistry 60 MCQsPhysics 40 MCQsEnglish 20 MCQsThe academic board observed that the past syllabus fulfills
all requisites for merit and won’t do injustice to MDCAT applicants from any
province.

Abdul Gh Lone

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