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Pakistan Medical Council(PMC) MDCAT 2020 Syllabus and Sample Paper

Pakistan Medical Council(PMC) MDCAT 2020 Syllabus and Sample Paper

Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Has upload National MDCAT Syllabus 2020 on the official website Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has abolished the quota for foreign students.

The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Has issued an explanation regarding the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020, saying that it did not include any subject outside the FSC curriculum. If every province wants to have its own standards and regulators, then no one in the world will recognize a degree or license from Pakistan because there will not be a uniform procedure for its verification.

Pakistan Medical Council(PMC) MDCAT 2020 Syllabus

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English

Total MCQs: 200

Note: In the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics sections 70% of questions will be recalled (Cl) and 30% at understanding level (C2). The MDCAT Common Curriculum has been formulated on a single principal basis that there is no subject in Pakistan outside the existing recognized FSC syllabus. It has been reviewed by a committee of provincial universities and the IBCC.

Pakistan Medical Council(PMC) MDCAT 2020 Syllabus and Sample Paper

Private colleges are allowed to have a fee structure for Pakistani students for foreigners. In addition, provinces can set quotas for foreign students to enroll in their public sector colleges. The Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PEMI) believes that the PMC’s decision to make MDCAT mandatory will result in a majority of local students.

Foreign students are divided into two categories:

  • Pakistani students (overseas Pakistanis)
  • Foreign students

There is no quota for foreign students. All foreign students will compete on national merit for admission to private colleges. Each province can set quotas for foreign students to enroll in its government colleges if they wish. Private students may have a different fee structure from Pakistani students to foreign students, with lower fees for Pakistani students.

Foreign students are those who are foreign nationals and do not have Pakistani citizenship and have obtained Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), Class XII examination, or its equivalent outside Pakistan. Pakistani students are non-resident or non-resident dual citizens who have passed their HSSC exam or its equivalent outside Pakistan.

The foreign student can apply for merit preparation in a private college based on taking MDCAT results in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics / Mathematics, or SAT II (Scholarist Aptitude Test) results. For the calculation equivalent to the total score of MDCAT, the ratio given to each score will be Biology 40pc, Chemistry 30pc, Physics / Math 20pc English is an exception if students have obtained their HSSC qualification from a program taught primarily in English.

Both types of students are exempted from MDCAT and only SAT II will be considered for their admission. Foreign students who choose to come to Pakistan on November 15, 2020, and take the MDCAT will not be disqualified as foreign students for the purpose of applying for admission. The foreign student will retain the right to choose either MDCAT score or SAT II score when applying for admission to a private college even after taking MDCAT.

PMC's syllabus



Chief material present in the cell walls of plants, fungal, and prokaryotic cells are:

C Cell Structure &
(Cell wall)
a. Proteins
b. Lipids
c. Polysaccharides
d. Phospholipids
2. Which of the following cells does not have a nucleus? D Cells Structure &
a. Muscle cell
b. Nerve cell
c. White Blood cell
d. Red blood cell
3. Most an abundant organic compound in the mammalian cell is: D Biological Molecules Moderate
a. Water
b. Lipids
c. Carbohydrates
d. Proteins
4. Cysts are not resistant to but spores are: D Prokaryotes
Reproduction (Fission
and spore formation)
a. Light
b. Desiccation
c. pH
d. Heat
5. The most successful land adapting plants are: D Diversity among
a. Mosses
b. Ferns
c. Gymnosperms
d. Angiosperms
6. Intrinsic factor is secreted by: C Life Processes in
Animals & Plants
(Life processes in
a. Pancreas
b. Liver
c. Stomach
d. Duodenum
7. In human gut, chylomicrons are formed by the combination of: B Life Processes in
Animals & Plants
a. Proteins and carbohydrates
b. Fats and proteins
c. Fats and carbohydrates
d. Vitamins and fats
8. Which organ is called as the body’s thermostat? C Homeostasis Easy
a. Pituitary gland
b. Kidneys
c. Hypothalamus
d. Adrenal gland
9. Myofibrils within the muscle fibers contain thick and thin filaments made up of and respectively: A Support and
a. Myosin and actin
b. Globulin and albumin
c. Troponin and Tropomyosin
d. Fibrin and Fibrinogen
10. Which hormone is chemically a steroid? C Coordination and
Coordination –
a. ADH
b. Thyroxin
c. Cortisone
d. Insulin
11. Which brain portion is responsible for controlling body coordination? C Coordination and
Control(Human Nervous
a. Medulla
b. Amygdala
c. Cerebellum
d. Pons
12. Erythroblastosis foetalis occurs when the mother is Rh -ve and the father is: B Variation and
Genetics/ Inheritance
a. Also Rh -ve
b. Rh +Ve
c. Haemophilaic
d. Colorblind
13. Many elements have fractional atomic masses. This is because: D Intro to Fundamental
Concepts of
(Basic Concepts/
Atomic masses)
a. Mass of atom is itself fractional
b. Atomic masses are average masses of isobars
c. Atomic masses are average masses of isotopes
d. Atomic masses are average masses of isotopes proportional to their

Identify the correct option with the same empirical formula for both compounds:

D Intro to Fundamental
Concepts of
(Basic Concepts/
Empirical Formula)
a. H20 & H202
b. C6Hi2 & C6H6
c. h2s2o3 & h2so4
d. c6h12o6 & ch3cooh
15. 1 mole of any substance contains particles. A Intro to Fundamental
Concepts of
a. 6.02×10″
b. 6.02 X 10″
c. 6.02 x 10“
d. 3.01 x 10 23
16. Which of the following orbital will be filled first than 4p? C Atomic structure
(Quantum Numbers)
a. 4s
b. 2p
c. 3d
d. 1s
17. When the number of moles of reactants and products is equal In reversible reactions, which parameter would not affect at equilibrium? B Chemical Equilibrium
a. Temperature
b. Pressure
c. Volume
d. Catalyst
18. Ice floats on the surface of water due to: D Solids

(Molecular solids)

a. Larger bond length
b. Cubic structure of ice
c. Weak intermolecular forces
d. Empty spaces in the structure of ice
19. The acidic buffer consists of : B Chemical Equilibrium
(Acid-base /Buffer
a. Strong acid and salt of it with a weak base
b. Weak acid and salt of it with a strong base
c. Strong acid and salt of it with a strong base
d. Weak acid and salt of it with a weak base
20. The breakdown of a substance with the current is: C Electrochemistry Easy
a. Thermolysis
b. Catalysis
c. Electrolysis
d. Photolysis
21. Which statement is incorrect regarding a chemical bond? D Chemical Bonding
(Energetics of Bond)
a. Bond is formed by the overlapping of half-filled orbitals
b. Bond is formed by the attraction of positive and negative ions
c. Bond is formed by the overlapping of “s” orbital is strong

The bond formed by the large-sized atoms is strong

22. The product of force and time Is equal to: C Force and motion
(Linear momentum)
a. Angular momentum
b. Force
c. Change in momentum
d. Velocity
23. Kilowatt-hour is unit of? A Work and Energy Moderate
a. Electric Energy
b. Power
c. Momentum
d. Torque
24. A trough of a wave acts as: A Waves/Trough Moderate
a. Concave lens
b. Convex lens
c. Convex mirror
d. Plane mirror

Two positive point charges are placed 2m apart. The electric potential at midpoint due to these two charges will be:

A Electrostatic / Electric
a. Added to double
b. Reduced to half
c. Remains the same (no effect)
d. Cancel each other effect

If the length of the wire becomes two times to its original value and area becomes one half to its original value, then the resistance of the wire becomes:

B Current Electricity
(Resistivity and its
dependence upon
a. Double
b. Four times
c. One half
d. One fourth
27. The conversion of alternating current Into direct current Is: B Electronics


a. Amplification
b. Rectification
c. Oscillation
d. Resonance
28. Choose the correct option. A Subject-verb
a. The Three Musketeers was written by Dumas.
b. The Three Musketeers were written by Dumas.
c. The Three Musketeers has written by Dumas.
d. The Three Musketeers have written by Dumas.
29. What is the antonym of “Mumbled”? C Vocabulary Easy
a. Unprovoked
b. Quiver
c. Loud
d. Rarely
30. Select the right sentence. A Sentence structure Hard
a. He opened the square red wooden box.
b. He opened the red square wooden box.
c. He opened the wooden red square box.
d. He opened the red wooden square box.