Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

MCAT is developed and administered by the AAMC, a standardized, multiple-choice examination that assess your critical thinking, problem solving and knowledge of natural, behavioural, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Eligibility

Students are usually in high school at the age of 17 or 18.

Pattern

Sections No of Questions Duration Break-up of questions
Examinee Agreement --- 8 minutes --
Tutorial (optional) 10 minutes --
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems 59 95 10 passage-based sets of questions 4–6 questions per set 15 independent questions
Break (optional) - 10 minutes -
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 53 90 9 passages 5–7 questions per passage
Mid-Exam Break (optional) - 30 -
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems 59 95 10 passage-based sets of questions 4–6 questions per set 15 independent questions
Void Question - 5 minutes -
Satisfaction Survey (optional) - 5 minutes -
Total Content Time - 6 hours 15 minutes -
Total “Seated” Time* - 7 hours 33 minutes(Approx) -