Blunders of MDCAT 2020

Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) announces the result of first ever MDCAT exam conducted in Pakistan on 16th of December, 2020.

-by Dr Munteha Tariq

Nothing is perfect in this world, everything has its pros and cons, and the same goes for the MDCAT, 2020 exam. The main objective of this exam is to evaluate every FSC candidate and ensure the admissions are done on merit.

But unfortunately, due to some blunders regarding MDCAT result, it became a cause of headache. Whereas for others it turned out to be blessing in disguise, as PMC awarded grace marks to counter problematic questions.

As a result, PMC got plenty of complaints through the portal by the candidates. Many of them asking about being marked absent from the exam and against some problematic questions.

But the best thing is that PMC accepted their mistake and tried their best to solve these issues

PMC took these complaints seriously so that every student will get justice. PMC re-evaluated the attendance issues and announced the result again after approximately 30 hours. And compensated 2nd complain by awarding seven marks to all the students who appeared in the exam on 13th Dec 2020. However, they added 14 marks in those candidates, who took their exam on 29th November 2020.

PMC is trying at their best possible level to improve the status of MDCAT exam. Every FSC candidate will get an equal chance to gain admission to fulfil their future dreams, well standard MDCAT exam will help the prospective students prepare best for this exam. That will lead to better results and best opportunities to follow their as well as their parent’s dreams.

-The author is contributing writer at Dental News Pakistan and can be reached at

December 28, 2020

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