Over 70,000 candidates expected to compete for 2,075 seats in MDCAT


RAWALPINDI, Oct 15 (DNA): National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)
will simultaneously hold its Medical and Dental College Admission Test
(MDCAT) across the country and overseas in Saudi Arabia and United Arab
Emirates for admission in MBBS/BDS programmes on October 16 (Sunday).

MDCAT for NUMS is being held for admission in 13 medical and Dental
colleges. The students seeking admission in these colleges this year are
no longer required to sit any other test as per the decision of Pakistan
Medical Commission (PMC) last month. The nomenclature of NUMS Entry Test
(NET) has been changed to MDCAT for NUMS 2022.

All the candidates for MBBS and BDS will have to secure 55% and 45 %
passing marks respectively to be successful in the test, said the
University Registrar Brig Muhammed Azhar (Retd) here on Saturday.

Over 70,000 candidates having Pakistani nationality will be taking the
test at their respective Exam Centers to compete for 2075 (two thousand
seventy-five) seats. Of all the contesting candidates, 46,582 girls and
23,641 boys have applied for admission. The result of MDCAT for NUMS is
expected to be announced within two to three weeks, said the Registrar.

MDCAT for NUMS MBBS/BDS Session 2022 will take place at the Examination
Centers, set up in 20 different cities including the Federal Capital
Islamabad, in four provincial capitals, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and
NUMS centers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The University has finalized the arrangements to conduct its MDCAT in a
transparent manner and trained staff has already been deployed at its
examination centers. A special Control Room has been set up at NUMS
Secretariat to monitor and coordinate with all the examination centres
in real time. NUMS has urged the candidates to reach, along with their
required documents, to their respective examination centres two hours
before the start of the test. DNA