Preparation of JCAT Examination

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Preparation of Joint Centralized Admission Test is tricky. Since many of the candidates take it easy and do not adequately prepare for it, resulting in a significant passing percentage reduction.

Upmed has also announced its ‘fifteen days Intensive JCAT (joint centralized admission test) preparation session. 


  • Passing JCAT is not enough now; you will have to score good marks in order to get the residency.
  • Preparation time is usually one to 1.5 months (with 3-4 hours daily study).
  • Follow the specific pattern issued by the Examination authority. Click Here
  • No negative marking

Paper Pattern:

  • The paper contains 125 MCQs having 2 marks each. (Total marks 250)
  • Following is the paper distribution:

MD/MS (Common Paper)

Anatomy17 MCQs
Physiology & Biochemistry18 MCQs
Pharmacology05 MCQs
Pathology15 MCQs
Eye5 MCQs
Medicine20 MCQs
Surgery20 MCQs
Pediatrics10 MCQs
Gynae & Obs. 10 MCQs

MDS Paper

Anatomy17 MCQs
Physiology & Biochemistry18 MCQs
Pharmacology05 MCQs
Pathology15 MCQs
Dental and allied subjects70 MCQs

Books For MD/MS:

Books For MDS:

  • Bhattia’s Basic and Clinical Dentogist.
  • First Aid NBDE I and II.

What after Test: After the test, you will apply in Central Induction Policy for admissions in Govt. Institutes of Punjab. Read about Central Induction Policy here

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