Structure of the Question Paper of English
according to Syllabus of MDCAT 2019

SubjectEnglish
Total Questions20
Marks per correct question01
Marks per wrong question00

Table of Contents

ObjectiveBenchmarkContents
  1. Comprehend key vocabulary  Use one or more of the following strategies to determine meaning of key vocabulary: 1.1 contextual clues and illustrations 1.2 background or prior knowledge 1.3 morphology, syntax, phonics, knowledge of word relationships 1.4 knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, homophones  High and low frequency words from the course book or to be selected from similar contexts or the contexts the HSSC and CIE students may be familiar with
  2. Demonstrate control of tenses and sentence structure    2.1 Use correct tenses and sentence structure in writing 2.2 Identify mistakes in the use of tenses and sentence structure in written texts     All the present tenses  All the past tenses  Four types of sentences  Conditionals  Types of clauses  Fragments  
  3. Demonstrate correct use of subject-verb agreement    3.1 use correct subject-verb agreement in written texts 3.2 Identify mistakes in the use of subject verb-agreement in written texts  Use the texts prescribed/used in HSSC or CIE for selecting test items as well as determining the degree of their complexity
  4. Demonstrate correct use of articles and prepositions    4.1 Use appropriate articles and prepositions in different written contexts 4.2 Identify mistakes in the use of articles and prepositions in sentences or short texts 4.3 Select the appropriate article or preposition for a particular context  The test items to be selected from the contexts common to the texts at HSSC and CIE level
  5. Demonstrate correct use of writing conventions of spelling, capitalization and punctuation to clarify meaning    5.1 Use capitalization and punctuation such as semi colons, commas in a series, apostrophes in possessives, proper nouns, and abbreviations 5.2 Avoid and identify the following punctuation mistakes in sentences or short written texts:   5.2.1. Run on sentences 5.2.2. Comma splices 5.2.3. Fragments 5.2.4 Faulty coordination  The test items to be selected from the type of texts written by HSSC and CIE students and from the contexts common to both the streams

Syllabus Simplified

Vocabulary

  1. Synonyms
  2. Sentence Completion

Grammar

  1. Agreement Mistakes
  2. All the present tenses
  3. All the past tenses
  4. Four types of sentences
  5. Conditionals
  6. Types of clauses
  7. Articles
  8. Prepositions
  9. Use capitalization and punctuation such as semi colons, commas in a series,
  10. Apostrophes in possessives, proper nouns, and abbreviations 
  11. Run on sentences 
  12. Comma splices
  13. Fragments
  14. Faulty coordination

Topics of English included in ERA OTS
according to Syllabus of MDCAT 2019

 Conjunctions and Combinations
 Agreement Mistakes
 Verbs
 Adjectives, Adverbs, Modifiers
 Articles, Punctuation, Comma Splice
 Parallel Structure, Doubling, Redundancy, Collocation, Fragment, Run on
 Prepositions
 Pronouns and Nouns
 Vocabulary and Sentence Completion 1-50
 Vocabulary and Sentence Completion 51-100
 Vocabulary and Sentence Completion 101-150
 Vocabulary and Sentence Completion 151-208