August 9th, 2021
For most students who have their eyes set on being a doctor or dentist, there will be no resting time after the intermediate 2021 exam. The standard practice for most FSc pre medical students throughout the years has been to begin preparing for their MDCAT exams (formerly known as MCAT) as soon as the intermediate exams end. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, PMC and other relevant authorities have adjusted the entry exam schedule according to changes in the intermediate part 2 exams set to start this July.
Nonetheless, students are going to have MDCAT on their mind as soon as their FSc exams end. One of the most overwhelming parts of the exam is trying to map out the preparation phase. Many students are confused about where they should start or may feel overconfident knowing that they were well prepared for the intermediate exams which will automatically translate to good performance in the entry test. Both of these mistakes are known to compromise the ability of even the most intelligent students to score well in the exams and get into the medical college of their dreams. We consider it our duty to ensure that our readers are well informed about the obstacles coming their way so they can perform optimally, here are a few steps you can take to ensure you rise above the rest in this highly competitive exam:
1) Understanding the MDCAT is a very different test from what you might have encountered in your board exams. The intermediate exams are a combination of MCQ’s, short and long questions, practical tests whereas the MDCAT are a combination of 200 MCQ’s from 4 different subjects meant to judge your capability.
2) Dedicate a study schedule and distribute the time relative to the proportion of MCQ’s in the exam coming from one subject. For example, over the course of the day give the largest proportion of time to Biology and the smallest to English
3) Revise your concepts studied in each chapter and try to clarify the basics before diving into details. The questions are going to be concept oriented rather than being lengthy which is why it’s important to have a strong grasp on the fundamentals first.
4) Give extra attention to Physics. This suggestion may seem odd through our interaction with teachers and students we found out that most students have a good grasp on Biology and Chemistry but miss out on precious marks in the Physics portion.
5) Always have a study partner. This helps with keeping accountability and having someone to compare your progress to which allows you to see how much more effort is needed in your preparation. Friends can also fill in gaps in certain concepts which is extremely helpful.
Here at Edkasa, we’ve prepared just the app for you that’s going to allow you to have an amazing preparation experience. We’ve updated our app, and it now hosts quiz sessions that include questions most likely to appear in the MDCAT 2021 exam. We’ve set up a special discount to make sure you get the best bang for your buck rather than investing heavily in academies and coaching centres which are a waste of precious time. You can download our app from here and start preparing for MDCAT. We wish you the best of luck.