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Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG) Graduate Entry Exam (DGEE) is a multiple-choice examination designed to assess your problem-solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Total duration of Exam: 3 hour 30 minutes

The Graduate entrance test consists of three blocks (60 min each) with a 15-minute break in between the blocks. Each Block has 40 single best answer type multiple choice questions that can be either passage-based or discrete.

Details of the blocks are as follows:

Areas tested 
Total MCQ's 
Block 1 60 min Human Biology 40
Break 1 (15 min)
Block 2   60 min  Biochemistry  20 
Molecular biology and Genetics 20
Break 2 (15 min) 
Block 3  60 min Psychology and sociology 15
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 25

Learning outcomes:

Human Biology
IHB102/01: Describe the main anatomical features of the human body especially musculoskeletal,
digestive, respiratory systems with special emphasis on anatomical ethics.
IHB102/02: Describe the normal structure of the cell and its components including the nucleus, other
organelles, and their functions.
IHB102/03: Compare types of cell division, stages of each and aspects of similarity and dissimilarity.
IHB102/04: Describe the four basic tissues of the human body, anatomical terms, movements, planes,
and body regions.
IHB102/05: Describe the reproductive systems, gametogenesis, and the basis of fertilization.
IHB102/06: Explain various stages of embryogenesis.
IHB102/07: Recognize the physiological basis for the cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine systems.
IHB102/08: Correlate the role of integumentary system to thermoregulation.
IHB102/09: Recognize common microorganisms affecting the human body in terms of their classification
and give examples of diseases caused by them.

BIO202/01: Describe the nomenclature, structure, classification, and properties of
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, DNA and RNA molecules with emphasis on their physiological
importance and clinical correlations.
BIO202/02: Correlate the structure function relationship of different complex biomolecules.
BIO202/03: Recognize the basis of physical chemistry, acid base and electrolyte balance and
their impact on the enzymatic activity, and the relation to metabolic and respiratory disorders.
BIO202/04: Explain the enzymatic structure, classification, kinetics, diagnostic and therapeutic
BIO202/05: Identify the basic concepts of bioenergetics, the sequence of reactions and
different inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation, and their clinical, and functional correlation.
BIO202/06: Correlate the concepts of different phases of digestion, absorption of different
biomolecules with related disorders.
BIO202/07: Recognize basic laboratory instruments, techniques of physical chemistry,
molecular separation, purification, and the effect of different factors on enzymatic activity.

MBG203/01: Identify the basic structural, functional, and regulatory mechanism related to the
role of nucleic acids in the process of protein synthesis, modification, and control of cellular
MBG203/02: Identify post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications and their effect
and use as target of action of different therapeutic agents.
MBG203/03: Recognize DNA mutation, gene polymorphism, repair systems and related
MBG203/04: Differentiate the phases of cell cycle, and its relation to the genetic basis in
pathogenesis of neoplasia and other diseases.
MBG203/05: Describe the methods of cell-to-cell interaction, signal transduction, and the effect
of growth, and transcription factors.
MBG203/06: Recognize the role of bacterial chromosomes, plasmids, transposons and
bacteriophages, and microbial genetics in drug resistance.
MBG203/07: Correlate the knowledge of different types of cell division with related
MBG203/08: Discuss the applications of DNA recombinant techniques in drug and vaccine
preparation, diagnosis of infectious diseases and parasitic infestation and their impact in future
of healthcare.
MBG203/9: Describe the steps of cell fractionation, DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction
and recombinant DNA technology, and their advanced applications in medicine.

Psychology and Sociology
PPS106/01 Recognize normal and abnormal psychosocial growth and development across the
life span in the context of patient care.
PPS106/02 Identify the emotional aspects of illness.
PPS106/03 Demonstrate resilience and healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress.
PPS106/04 Describe the field of psychology.
PPS106/05 Identify the ways that psychosocial factors affect patients’ health and health
PPS106/06 Correlate social stratification (e.g., race, class, gender, and age) to discrepancies in
access to health-enhancing resources
PPS106/07 Apply sociology principles to hypothetical doctor-patient relationship.
PPS106/08 Discuss human behavior in relation to health.
PPS106/09 Prioritize strategies to enhance adherence to treatment


Syllabus for DMCG Graduate Entrance Exam (2024-25)

Topics of Introduction to Human Biology
Cell components and cell division
Anatomical ethics, terms, planes, movements &body regions
Basic tissues of the human body
Stages of embryogenesis
Outline of all body systems and their physiological basis
Common microorganisms and examples of diseases caused by them.
Topics of Biochemistry
Structure and function of Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, polysaccharides, derived sugars.
Structure and function of Fatty acid, Triacylglycerols, Phospholipids, Lipoproteins, and ketone bodies and Steroids
Structure and function, and classification of amino acids
Different levels of protein structure, folding, denaturation, and degradation.
Structure function relationship of hemoglobin, immunoglobulins, and fibrous proteins
Oxidative phosphorylation
Acids, bases and buffer systems in humans
Properties, Mechanisms of action and Classification of enzymes
Topics of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cell Division and chromosomes
Structure of DNA, Organization of Eukaryotic DNA
DNA mutation and Repair
RNA structure, transcription
Protein translation
Gene expression
Post-transcriptional, and post-translational modification
Microbial Genetics: Bacteriophages, Plasmids & Transposons, Transformation &Transduction
Molecular basis of carcinogenesis
Recombinant DNA technology & PCR
Hallmarks of Cancer Lecture, Etiology of cancer: carcinogenic agents
Drugs prepared by DNA recombinant technology
Intercellular communication: vasoactive, growth factors
Topics of Psychology and Sociology
History of Psychology
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology including mental disorders
Substance abuse and addiction
Positive psychology, mindfulness, resilience, coping and stress management.
Sociology and Health and illness
Impact of Illness
Medical Sociology
Equity and Healthy (Race, ethnicity, wealth etc.)
Healthcare and Health disparity