The MCAT is a standardized test for students looking to pursue a medical course. It is required by many universities’ in the USA, Canada and Australia as a mandatory requirement for admission to a medical program. Many institutes around the world also accept the MCAT scores as an aid to the admission process even if not mandatory.
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
The test will assess students on science-based topics and also their critical thinking skills.
The questions are of an MCQ type.
Each section has 90-95 minutes to complete.
The test will require knowledge in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology.
The test fees are $320.
The total duration of the test is 7 hours and 30 minutes.
The test can be taken up to 7 times in total.
The test is valid for 3 years, but it can vary depending on college applied to.
It can be taken 3 times in a year.
It takes about 1 month to receive the test scores. Hence, it is advisable to plan carefully when to take the test so as to apply to the college of choice on time.
Students should acquire a thorough knowledge of biology, along with the other subjects.
Taking a diagnostic test will help understand how much preparation is required and in what fields.
As the MCAT is usually taken after a pre-med bachelors’ degree, it is advisable to have a bachelors’ degree in a field well related to science.
Students should take several sample tests to prepare and will be able to get papers from the official site or buy study materials online or in stores.
Students should look into what is the required score needed, for the college, they seek admission to, and strive to get those scores.