MDCAT 2024 Syllabus Breakdown

by Shanzeh Asim

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Not sure about the MDCAT syllabus? Feeling lost and uncertain about what to study? Don't worry, we've got your back! Understanding the MDCAT syllabus is crucial for effective entry test preparation, and we're here to provide you with the essential information you need.


What is MDCAT?

The MDCAT (Medical and Dental College Admission Test) is an entrance exam taken by aspiring medical and dental students in Pakistan. It assesses their knowledge in various subjects to determine their eligibility for admission into medical and dental colleges.

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MDCAT Syllabus 2024

MDCAT Syllabus 2024 has been created on the singular principle that no topic is outside any of the existing recognized syllabi. It has been reviewed by a committee of provincial universities and IBCC.

The question bank for the MDCAT Paper is also based on the singular principle that no question appears which be outside any of the existing recognized syllabi of F.S.c in Pakistan. If any question appears in the paper which is outside of any syllabus, it shall be removed from scoring by the Examination Paper Review Committee immediately for all students.

Overview of the MDCAT Syllabus 2024:

The MDCAT exam has a total of 210 marks for 210 MCQs and a total time of 3.5 hours. This means one minute per MCQ.

Biology - 68 MCQs

  • Bio-Diversity (Acellular Life/Variety of life)
  • Bio-Energetic
  • Biological Molecules
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Coordination and Control/Nervous & Chemical Coordination
  • Diversity among Animals
  • Enzymes
  • Evolution
  • Life Process in Animals and Plants (Nutrition/Gaseous Exchange/Transport)
  • Prokaryotes
  • Reproduction
  • Support and Movement
  • Variation and Genetics/Inheritance

Chemistry - 56 MCQs

  • Introduction to Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • Gases
  • Liquids
  • Solids
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Thermo-Chemistry and Energetics of Chemical Reactions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding
  • S and P Block Elements
  • Transition Elements
  • Fundamental Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Hydrocarbons
  • Alkyl Halides
  • Alcohols and Phenols
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Macromolecules

Physics - 56 MCQs

  • Force and motion
  • Work and energy
  • Rotational and circular motion
  • Waves
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electronics
  • Dawn of modern physics
  • Atomic spectra
  • Nuclear physics

English - 20 MCQs

  • Comprehend Key Vocabulary
  • Demonstrate Control of Tenses and Sentence Structure
  • Demonstrate ability to differentiate between correct and incorrect structure of sentences & use of writing conventions of spelling, capitalization and Punctuation
  • Demonstrate ability to identify mistakes in sentences or short written texts.
  • Demonstrate ability to comprehend short written text
  • Demonstrate ability to comprehend short written text and select the most appropriate responses

Logical Reasoning - 10 MCQs

  • Critical Thinking
  • Letter and Symbol series
  • Logical Deduction
  • Logical Problems
  • Course of Action
  • Cause & Effect

*Note: There are very minor adjustments to the 2024 syllabus, hence MDCAT students can use the 2023 syllabus as well.

Click here to download the MDCAT 2023 Syllabus!


How to Prepare for the MDCAT Syllabus?

Preparing for the MDCAT exam can be tiring and challenging. With a vast syllabus to cover across subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Logical Reasoning, it can feel overwhelming. However, with perseverance, a strategic approach, and effective study resources, you can overcome these challenges.

One way is through online platforms like Out-Class. Out-Class has comprehensive courses featuring 250 video lessons, ensuring complete syllabus coverage. You'll receive expert tips, time management techniques, and access to solved test questions (and paper practice) and quizzes. With Out-Class, you'll have the support and resources necessary to excel in the MDCAT exam and achieve your goals.

Not only that, but if you're feeling doubtful about your MDCAT preparation, you can always take advantage of their MDCAT Diagnostic Test. This comprehensive test includes solutions provided by experienced test prep experts, enabling you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, you'll gain access to valuable time-saving tips and tricks, empowering you to optimize your exam performance. 

Out-Class is committed to providing comprehensive courses and expert guidance to support you every step of the way. Believe in yourself, stay determined, and face the exam with confidence. Your hard work and dedication will lead you to success. Good luck on your MDCAT adventure!

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