STUDENTS REACT: Did PMC actually change MDCAT 2020 syllabus at the last minute?
The commission had earlier said that the MDCAT exam would not include any topic outside the existing syllabus of the students' respective province.
The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) changed the syllabus for entry tests just a few days before the exam, leaving students furious.
Many students expressed their anger and anguish at the PMC’s last-minute switch in the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT 2020) syllabus – saying that the move will put their careers at risk.
The MDCAT 2020 will be held on the 15th of November 2020.
The commission had earlier said that the MDCAT exam would not include any topic outside the existing syllabus of the students’ respective province. However, the PMC, at the last moment, announced a new syllabus for exams.
Reacting to the newly introduced syllabus, a student tweeted, “The new course has several topics outside the syllabus of Karachi Board. It will be a huge problem for students. Please look into it.”
@pmc_org this syllabus has several topics outside the syllabus of Karachi Board. It will be a huge problem for students of Karachi Board. Pls look into it
— Dr Safiuddin Siddiqi (@drsafiuddin) October 19, 2020
Another student said, “Earlier, the PMC said that no new curriculum would be included, and we will prepare according to our respective boards’ syllabus. Now the so-called common syllabus is the exact replica of NUMS syllabus.”
Before you said that no new syllabus will be announced and we will prepare acc. to our respective boards’ syllabus(uhs) . But now the so called common syllabus is exact replica of NUMS syllabus
— Muhammad Bilal (@uvimine667) October 19, 2020
Expressing her anger, another student said, “With due respect, this is not what we signed for. Some topics are not even available in our books, and we are given this new syllabus when there is less than a month to prepare. This is highly unprofessional.”
@pmc_org With due respect..This is not what we signed for.there are some topic that are not even available in our books and we are given this new syllabus when there is less than a month to prepare.This is highly unprofessional.
— arooj fatima (@aroojfa00917792) October 19, 2020
Truely, a great Organization with Completely educated people who cannot compare different provincial syllabuses and cannot determine a single syllabus consisting of Common topics. #WeRejectThisSyllabus #MDCAT70PERCENT
— Hamzah Sabih (@hamzah_sabih) October 19, 2020
I was always get shocked why students do suicide … but now PMC make it clear that’s its our SO CALLED educational system that makes students depressed nd hopeless
— M̤̮ṳ̮t̤̮a̤̮h̤̮i̤̮R̤̮a̤̮ ⁱˢʰᵗⁱᵃǫ (@M_Ishtiaaq) October 19, 2020
Well done is there any time left to cover this so called common syllabus you all are just playing with future of students all you are telling us that what we’ve been studying for 5 months is waste may Allah make you suffer the same way you are making us inshallah ameen
— Maham Asif (@MahamAs11952171) October 19, 2020
— ahmad982 (@ahmad98212) October 19, 2020
— Zoya Fatima (@ZoyaFat19375568) October 19, 2020
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