PMC MDCAT 2021 Syllabus Final Pdf Download


PMC MDCAT 2021 Syllabus is finally announced by Pakistan Medical Commission. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Logical Reasoning structure weightage and difficulty level.

PMC MDCAT 2021 Syllabus Preamble:

PMC MDCAT 2021 syllabus preamble is given below.

  1. Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
  2. Directorate of Curriculum and Teacher Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  3. Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad
  4. MCAT syllabus (AAMC)
  5. Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen
  6. Sindh Boards Committee of Chairmen
  7. University of Cambridge A level syllabus


There will be a total of 210 Multiple choice questions. The duration of MDCAT 2021 test will be 3:5 hours. All Multiple choice questions will be Computer based.

Minimum 65% marks are necessary to pass the MDCAT. There will be no negative marking in MDCAT 2021 test.

SubjectsPercentageTotal MCQs
Logical Reasoning510
MDCAT 2021 Syllabus weightage

Difficulty Levels of MCQs:

Easy 20
Moderate 60
Hard 20

Content List For Biology:

Below are the topics from Biology will be included in the MDCAT 2021 test.

  1. Bio-diversity (acellular life/variety of life)
  2. Bio-energetic
  3. Biological molecules
  4. Cell structure and function
  5. Coordination and control/nervous & chemical coordination
  6. Diversity among animals
  7. Enzymes
  8. Evolution
  9. Life process in animals and plants (nutrition/gaseous exchange/ transport)
  10. Prokaryotes
  11. Reproduction
  12. Support and movement
  13. Variation and genetics/inheritance
Biology Learning Objectives:
  1. Biodiversity (acellular life/variety of life)
    i. Classification of viruses
    ii. Discovery of viruses
    iii. Structure of viruses
    iv. Viral disease (for example AIDS)
    Learning Objectives
    i. Trace the discovery of virus
    ii. Classify viruses on basis of their structure/no. of strands/diseases/host etc.
    iii. Identify symptoms, mode of transmission and causes of viral disease (AIDS)
  2. Bioenergetics
    i. Anaerobic respiration (respiration without oxygen)
    ii. Electron transport chain
    iii. Glycolysis/glycolytic pathway/aerobic respiration
    iv. Light dependent and light independent phases/reactions,
    v. Oxidative phosphorylation /cyclic and non- cyclic phosphorylation,
    vi. Photosynthesis,
    vii. Production of ATP,
    viii. Role of light, water, CO2, /factors effecting photosynthesis
    Learning Objectives
    i. Explain the process of photosynthesis
    ii. Explain the role of factors(light, water, CO2) affecting photosynthesis
    iii. Explain light dependent and independent phases/reaction
    iv. Differentiate among Electron transport chain, phosphorylation, glycolysis, aerobic and anaerobic respiration

Biological Molecules:

  1. Introduction to biological molecules
    1. Water
    1. Carbohydrates
    1. Proteins
    1. Lipids
    1. Conjugated molecules (glycolipids, glycoproteins)

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and classify biological molecules.
  2. Discuss the importance of biological molecules
  3. Describe biologically important properties of water (polarity, hydrolysis, specific heat, water as solvent and reagent, density, cohesion/ionization)
  4. Discuss carbohydrates: monosaccharides (glucose), oligosaccharides (cane sugar,

sucrose, lactose), polysaccharides (starches, cellulose, glycogen)

  • Describe proteins: amino acids, structure of proteins
  • Describe lipids: phospholipids, triglycerides, alcohol and esters (acylglycerol)
  • Give an account of RNA
  • Discuss conjugated molecules(glycol lipids, glycol proteins)

Cell Structure and Function:

  1. Cell wall,
    1. Cytoplasm and cell organelles
  2. Nucleus
  3. Endoplasmic reticulum
  4. Mitochondria
  5. Golgi apparatus/golgi complex /golgi bodies
  6. Lysosomes
  7. Plastids/chloroplasts
  • Vacuoles
    • Prokaryote and eukaryote
    • Fluid mosaic model

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare the structure of typical animal and plant cell
  2. Compare and contrast the structure of prokaryotic cells with eukaryotic cells
  3. Outline the structure and function of the following organelles: nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, mitochondria
  4. Discuss fluid mosaic model of cell membrane

Nervous and Chemical Coordination:
i. Nervous system
o Nerve impulse
o Steps involved in nervous coordination
o Neurons (Structure and Types)
ii. Transmission of action potential between cells–synapse
o Electrical synapses
o Chemical synapses
o Transmission of nerve impulse across synapse
iii. Hormones
iv. Endocrine glands
v. Feedback mechanism
o Positive feedback mechanism
o Negative feedback mechanism
vi. Reflexes and reflex arc
vii. Levels of the spinal cord and its main functions
viii. Parts of the brain with their main functions

Learning Objectives
i. Recognize receptors as transducers sensitive to various stimuli.
ii. Define neurons
iii. Explain the structure of a typical neuron (cell body, dendrites, axon and myelin sheath and schwann cells)
iv. Define nerve impulse
v. List the levels of the spinal cord
vi. List the functions of the spinal cord
vii. Classify reflexes
viii. Briefly explain the functions of components of a reflex arc
ix. List the main parts of the brain (e.g. components of brain stem, mid brain, cerebellum, cerebrum)
x. Describe the functions of each part

Kingdom Animalia:

i. Characteristics and diversity among the animals (animal phyla, characteristics)
Learning Objectives
i. Describe general characteristic of animals

  1. Enzymes
    i. Introduction/characteristics of enzymes
    ii. Mechanism of action of enzymes
    iii. Factors effecting rate of enzyme action
    iv. Enzyme inhibition
    Learning Objectives
    i. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of enzymes
    ii. Explain mechanism of action of enzymes
    iii. Describe effects of factor on enzyme action (temperature, pH, concentration)
    iv. Describe enzyme inhibitors
Download PMC MDCAT 2021 Syllabus PDF:

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