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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Medical College Admission Test
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    7 hours 30 mins
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
Eligibilty Criteria
  • Any candidates interested in pursuing career in Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric and Veterinary can appear for the MCAT test.
  • Students from U.S. and Canada must have a UG degree to be eligible for the exam.
  • International candidates must be pursuing or have completed MBBS to sit for MCAT.
  • Students taking MCAT for purposes other than pursuing a career in medicine are required to get special permission from AAMC authorities.

MCAT 2021 Test Structure

  • MCAT assesses students’ on their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, written analysis and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.
  • The computer based test consists of 221 multiple choice questions
  • Total duration of exam is 7.5 hours with breaks in between
  • There are 4 sections – Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Break up of MCAT Test Pattern is given below –
Sections MCAT Important Topics
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Ethics, Philosophy, Population Health, Social Sciences, Humanities Disciplines and, Studies of Diverse Culture
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Chemistry: Organic, and Inorganic,
Biology: Cellular and Molecular, Biochemistry (introductory topics),
Natural sciences: Research, Reasoning and Statistics
Basic Biochemistry concepts, Statistics Concepts and Introductory Research Methods
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour Social and Behavioral Sciences: Scientific Inquiry, Reasoning, Research

Concepts of Psychology, Sociology, and Biology about the Behavioral and Socio-Cultural Health Determinants

Mental Processes and Behavior, Concepts of Psychology and Sociology, Introductory Statistics Concepts and Research Methods of Introductory Science

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Introductory Biochemistry and Biology Concepts

Chemistry: Organic and Inorganic, Concepts of Physics

Show Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning, Research Methods and Natural Sciences

Introductory Molecular Biology, Introductory and Statistics Concepts

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