According to the latest notification from the University of Health Sciences, MDCAT will be held in the month of July most probably. So the students really need to pull their socks because if it turns out to be true, it won’t be easy to complete preparation in such a limited amount of time. However, on the plus side, you wouldn’t have to pay thousands to academies and you’ll get ample amount of time for self-study. In this article, we’ll tell you how to manage MDCAT preparation if the exam date is actually preponed to 30th of June or July.
1. Get UHS syllabus in printed form: Normally, no huge changes are made in MDCAT syllabus and the old syllabus is updated with minor changes for the next year. So get the syllabus in printed form the day you get free from board exam because you’ll need to manage your entire preparation according to topics specified in UHS syllabus. Click here to download the UHS syllabus.
2. Mark the topics given in UHS syllabus: Your preparation should be entirely from your textbooks so mark the topics specified in MDCAT syllabus on your respective textbooks. This won’t take a lot of your time but it will help you get a better idea of the syllabus this way.
3. Determine your target score according to your FSc/A levels grades: Determine a threshold level score for your MDCAT exam now according to your Matric/O levels and FSc/A levels grades. You can use our MDCAT Aggregate calculator to figure out what must be your targets. Click here to access the calculator. For example, let's say, according to your FSc score, you think you should score at least 990 in MDCAT in order to get admission. Now according to this target, you have a margin of 17,18 questions that you can get wrong. (We're not recommending to get these 17,18 questions wrong at any cost of course), but this is important for you to not lose your calm during the test if you cannot solve a few questions as you'd know you can afford to get some questions wrong.
4. Attempt at least one practice exam beforehand: If MDCAT is actually conducted on 30th of June, you have a chance to attempt two MDCAT-like tests beforehand for the purpose of practice and those are: 1. Agha khan university entrance test: It will be conducted on 16th of June and the registrations will be closed on the 16th of May. So if you want to appear for the test, get yourself registered now. Additional details about the test are given in this article.
2. NTS National aptitude test (NAT-6): This test will also be conducted on the 16th of June, 2019. The registration will start on 5th of May and will close on the 15th of May.
Since both the tests are on the same date, you can attempt only one of them. But make sure you attempt at least one practice test before MDCAT. It will give you a perfect idea of the test environment, time management and even type of questions.
5. Get yourself MDCAT past papers: Solving past papers is as important as book reading itself. It’ll give you a complete understanding of the type of questions generally given in MDCAT. So get yourself past papers right from day one. With Nearpeer MDCAT, you'll not just get access to MDCAT past paper MCQues but also to video lectures explaining those past paper MCQues for each subject. Click here to get access to individual course modules for each subject.
6. Science subjects: About science subjects, remember that ‘Biology needs cramming. Physics needs practice. Chemistry needs a bit of both’
-Biology: So memorize Biology in the best possible way because most of the MCQues are just simple book lines and it’s very easy to get 85+ MCQues correct out of 88 if you know the text well enough. Learn a chapter or a half on a daily basis. -Chemistry: 1st-year Chemistry is more about learning and memorizing stuff while 2nd-year Chemistry, especially organic chemistry is more about concepts. -Physics: You don’t have to memorize a lot of stuff but you really need to have clear concepts about every single topic in MDCAT syllabus because the MCQues in Physics portion of the test is generally not very easy. So you need to practice as much as possible.
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7. Learn vocabulary on a daily basis: Like Physics, MDCAT vocabulary is also something that you need to do slowly, but steadily. However, here you have to do cramming mostly. So, include at least 20 vocabulary words in your daily schedule. Nearpeer online MDCAT Course has the solution. Watch the video to know how we make vocabulary part of life such that you never forget it. Also, read the article to know how to ace MDCAT vocabulary.
8. Say goodbye to calculators: This is extremely important. You have to stop using a calculator in your everyday life and you have to learn how to solve basic calculations without the help of a calculator. This privilege was only till was FSc because you’re not allowed to use a calculator during MDCAT. You should know basic calculations like A. sine (sin) , cosine(cos) and tangent (tan) functions B. Converting decimals into 'raised to the power' type numbers. For example: 0.00008 × 1/10000 = 8× 10-5 × 1/104 = 8× 10-5 × 10-4 = 8 × 10-9 C. Simple multiplication and divisions like 10 × 0.5 = 5 Or 10/0.5 = 20 (anything multiplied by 0.5 becomes half and anything divided by 0.5 becomes double) D. Calculations like Q. 10-5.5 × 10-4.5 = 10 (-5.5) + (-4.5)
9. Attempt online model tests: MDCAT is not just about learning and memorizing. In fact, it’s more about stress management and time management. You have to calm your nerves during the test if you want a good score and the key to this is ‘maximum practice of time management’ beforehand. So attempt online MDCAT tests on a regular basis so you’ll learn how to solve a question in 40 seconds. With Nearpeer, you can get access to 500+ such online quizzes where you can compare your score with the rest of students all over the country.
10. Make good use of the internet: We all are guilty of spending a lot of time on the internet. But, if it's for better use, it’s not a bad deal. Whenever you get bored with your textbook, take a break and instead of spending a whole hour doing nothing on Facebook, watch some interesting videos on youtube or Nearpeer related to the topics in your syllabus. It's really helpful! Also, join facebook groups related to MDCAT where you can find helpful stuff regarding the entry test. You can also join the group MDCAT preparation with Nearpeer where you can get free resources related to MDCAT.
11. Last 15 days' grind: This is a very crucial time because a lot of students tend to give up at the very end. This is the most stressful and defining time, every student aiming for MDCAT will ever experience. Not only do you need to not let yourself give up, but also work as hard as you can. All high achievers study at least 14-15 hours a day in the last month. So if you want to have an edge over other students, make the most of last month before the test.
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