PMC decides to give grace marks to candidates

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has decided to give a few extra ‘grace’ marks to candidates who have given the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).

President of Pakistan Medical Commission Dr Noshad Ahmad Shaikh said that the complaints of candidates were analysed during a recent PMC meeting. It was decided that grace marks will be given for wrong questions as well as those out of course. The PMC has conveyed the instructions to vice-chancellors of all universities taking the test.

The commission will release complete MDCAT results in a week’s time.

Dr Noshad informed that 204,253 youth appeared in the test, including 203,791 across the countrywide centres and 461 in those of the UAE and Saudia Arabia.

The minimum passing percentage in the paper-based MDCAT is 65 for admission to medical colleges and 55 for admission to dental colleges.


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