The syllabus of physics included in MDCAT is not very lengthy. You do not have to memorize a lot of stuff because the practice is more important than cramming in case of physics. So the syllabus itself is not very time consuming but the real deal is to understand the syllabus well enough to score maximum in this portion.

1. FSc textbooks:

It is extremely important to thoroughly understand the textbook stuff, memorize the formulas and different values. Practice the numerical and short questions given in the exercise as well. You need to know your textbooks very well so that you can start working on other areas like past paper MCQs, calculations and use of formulas.

Some of the topics from the textbook are not included in UHS syllabus and you can choose to skip them for example entire chapter of Fluid dynamics and some topics like logic gates are not included in the syllabus.

2. Multiple choice questions practice:

You cannot simply get 40 plus MCQues correct in physics portion of the test, without doing the maximum practice of MCQs. Doesn't depend on which practice book are you using, the main requirement is you should learn which formula should be used in a specific question and how to apply different concepts and formulas that you have learned in your textbook.

Nearpeer also offers a free practice book for physics containing hundreds of MCQs, the link of which is given below:

3. Synopsis of formulas:

Formulas should be on your fingertips because you don't get enough time during the test, to think which formula you should apply. This is something you should realize immediately as soon as you read the statement and for that, it is better than you have all the formulas relevant to MDCAT physics, written with you on a sheet of paper so you can memorize them easily.

4. Calculations:

Since calculator is not allowed in MDCAT, it becomes difficult to solve numerical based questions in this portion. But the paper setter is well aware of this fact so the calculations are mostly simple and you can solve them without a calculator. Following are the types of calculations that you especially need to focus on:

A. sine (sin) , cosine(cos) and tangent (tan) functions

B. Converting decimals into 'raised to the power' type numbers.


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)
= 10-10


Q. 10-5.5 ÷ 10-4.5

= 10(-5.5) - (-4.5)
= 10-1

5. The specific type of questions:

 If you analyze the past papers of MDCAT, you will realize the certain type of questions is asked routinely, especially some numerical based questions. You better not miss these questions. It is really important to do the maximum practice of such questions because you might get questions like these in this year’s MDCAT too. For example:

- Questions about Units of different quantities:

1. Name the quantity which can be measured using base unit kgms2s-3? (MDCAT 2013)

A. Weight
B. Pressure
C. Power
D. Work

2. The unit of temperature in the base unit is? (MDCAT 2015)

A. Celsius
B. Degree
C. Kelvin
D. Farenheit

3. The unit for electric charge is Coulomb and one Coulomb in terms of the base unit is equivalent to? (MDCAT 2016)

A. Am
B. Js-1
C. As
D. C

 - Questions about half life:

1. The half-life of radium is about 1600 years. If 100 g radium is existing now, 25 grams will remain un decayed after? (MDCAT 2017 reconduct)

A. 4800 years
B. 6400 years
C. 2400 years
D. 3200 years

2. The relation between decay constant ‘λ’ and half-life ‘T1/2’ of the radioactive substance is? (MDCAT 2016)

A. λ = 1 / T1/2
B. λ = 0.693 T1/2
C. λ = T1/2
D. λ = 0.693 / T1/2

3. The half-life of Sodium-24 is _______ which is used to estimate the volume of blood in a patient. (MDCAT 2012)

A. 6 hours
B. 15 hours
C. 8 hours
D. 15 days

6. Sample Past paper MCQs:

Given below are the links to Full-length Sample papers of Physics that you can attempt for practice. You can find a lot of helpful MCQues from MDCAT Past papers in the following quizzes:

FLP 2015:
FLP 2016:
FLP 2017:

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