Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro (LUMHS) is a public sector university for medical and health sciences in the province of Sind. It attracts hundreds of students for it hailing from different districts of Sind province except for Karachi.
The entry test for LUMHS is competitive like every other public sector medical university. The LUMHS offers multiple degrees and diploma programs in different areas of health sciences but the admission tests for the MBBS and BDS remains the toughest among others.
The LUMHS follows the exam of MDCAT which is a standardized exam for the admissions in medical and dental colleges and taken on the same day for every public medical institute of Sind as declared by a special committee of the government of Sind on 2017. The MDCAT exam is conducted by National Testing Services (NTS) in Sind province.
The eligibility criteria to apply for the LUMHS is one should have a valid domicile of any district of Sind except Karachi. Moreover, not only the applicant but his/her guardian should also have a valid domicile and permanent residential certificate of any district of Sind province in order to apply for admission test in LUMHS, Jamshoro.
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Applicants living outside of Sind and in Karachi are not eligible to apply. The second criteria for application is one should have obtained minimum marks of 70% in their Intermediate or any other equivalent examination of 12th grade or A-levels with the minimum aggregate score of 50% and above for MBBS and BDS.
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Since now it is explained clearly about the eligibility criteria for application in LUMHS and if you find yourself eligible for the application, we can now move forward about discussing the MDCAT test in Sind and how to prepare yourself in order to ace it.
LUMHS Paper Pattern
The MDCAT test for the admissions of all public sector medical institutes of Sind province contains four portions. The four portions include Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English. The total marks for the MDCAT is 200.
It is an entirely MCQs based exam in which each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking on the wrong answer. The science section that includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics carries 80, 60, 40, and 20 MCQs respectively. The time allotted for the test is 150 minutes which is two hours and 30 minutes. The difficulty index for each subject that is provided by LUMHS test format is as follows,
- 15% is Very Easy
- 15% is Easy
· 40% is Moderate
· 20% is Hard
· 10% is Very Hard
Lumhs Entry Test Preparation
In order to prepare oneself for the MDCAT exam, the students should be well prepared in their HSSC syllabus. Unfortunately, there is no any standardized or defined outline given by NTS on MDCAT exam in Sind like it is provided by University of Health Sciences, Lahore for the Punjab MDCAT preparation. Therefore, it is clear that the students appearing for the MDCAT in Sind need to learn and clear all the topics included in their HSSC Pre-medical or A-Level curriculum.
Therefore the first step of preparation is to revise the topics from your HSSC textbooks of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. However, it is not an easy task to go through the whole books of HSSC in such a short period of time as the time frame between the HSSC result and MDCAT exam are only a few months but the trick is, the preparation for the MDCAT Sind exam actually starts with your annual exam preparations for HSSC.
This means one has to prepare for their HSSC exams in such a way and make notes that you can use to recap the same concepts when appearing for the MDCAT exam. This will help you to be confident, well prepared with the entire syllabus, and still have plenty of time to explore other resources available to boost your preparation outside from the textbooks of the HSSC curriculum.
Once you have revised all the topics of your Biology, Physics and Chemistry syllabus of your intermediate, the second step is to buy a good MDCAT preparation book. There are plenty of guide books available for MDCAT preparation. However, it is suggested to choose the book which has plenty of practice questions after each topic covered.
The MDCAT guide books are again based on your HSSC syllabus therefore the topics and concepts are again the same as you have prepared from your textbooks. However, the MDCAT guide books provide you with more comprehensive and detailed outlines of each topic with plenty of practice questions. The other useful part of MDCAR guide books are their English section.
Books For LUMHS Preparation
Since the English portion contains 10 MCQs in the exam and it is majorly based on vocabulary and grammar part. Therefore MDCAT guide books are designed in such a way that they provide you with rich vocabulary and practice questions related to English grammar that will tremendously help you to get maximum marks on your English portion.
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The other sources of preparation are online sources where you can watch online videos to clear your basic concepts and also don’t forget to take plenty of online practice tests for the MDCAT exam to self evaluate the time to time for the best possible performance in your examination.
In inclusion, it is clear that the MDCAT entry test for LUMHS is not easy but it is neither impossible. Hard work and determination will help to get through it easily. All you need to do is to plan early, remain consistent, and don’t miss any concept of your syllabus.