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MDCAT 2020 consequence: PMC says entry examination ‘extraordinarily dependable’

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MDCAT 2020 result: PMC says entry exam 'extremely reliable'
  • PMC says that “Post Exam Analysis including a Reliability Item Analysis” was carried out in line with worldwide requirements and greatest practices.
  • The MDCAT had 200 MCQs and the passing marks for the MDCAT Exam had been 60%.
  • PMC says it eliminated some  as a result of “examination standards of ambiguity and discrimination”.

ISLAMABAD: As the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) introduced the outcomes of the MDCAT on Wednesday  it additionally shared particulars of its post-exam evaluation to clear the confusion surrounding the check.

The MDCAT examination was held on November 29 throughout Pakistan, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan and a second particular examination was held on December 13 for college students who couldn’t take the examination earlier as that they had examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The examination had 200 MCQs and the passing marks for the MDCAT Exam had been 60%.

The PMC mentioned {that a} “Post Exam Analysis including a Reliability Item Analysis” was carried out consistent with worldwide requirements and greatest practices.

“The analysis included a discrimination index and item wise analysis of all 200 questions on the basis of answers given and the topic syllabus as approved by the Academic Board,” learn the PMC assertion.

It added that questions that had been discovered “ambiguous on analysis of the answers by students and the formation of the question itself or which were below the cut off benchmark of the discrimination index were assessed and equal benefit granted to all students ensuring no student is adversely affected”.

The PMC mentioned that college students, who appeared on the November 29 examination, have acquired most marks for 14 questions as a result of post-analysis. It added that out of the 14 questions seven had been in biology, 5 in physics and one in chemistry.

“From the MDCAT Exam held on 13th December 2020 a total of seven questions were similarly taken out of the scoring and all students have received maximum marks for these questions,” mentioned the PMC.

The regulatory physique clarified that the examination questions weren’t “removed” as a result of they had been out of the syllabus however had been carried out so as a result of “examination standards of ambiguity and discrimination”.

“The ambiguity is triggered partly attributable to completely different textbooks being employed in numerous components of Pakistan which will not be absolutely compliant with the related Board Curriculum or in any other case by the formation of the query itself, mentioned the PMC.

The fee mentioned that its publish evaluation of the examination “achieved a 0.96 on the Cronbach’s alpha (on a range from 0 to 1 with 1 being maximum) which is a standard to determine the measure of internal consistency and scale reliability of an exam”.

The PMC mentioned as a result of results of the Cronbach’s alpha it may be thought of that the examination is “extremely reliable and consistent with its structure and objectives”.

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