The Medical College Admission Test is a standardized exam used to assess the readiness of individuals applying to medical school. It is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
MCAT exam consists of multiple-choice questions and is divided into 4 sections CPBS, CARS, BBLS and PSBB, that cover a range of subjects, including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and more.
Each section is scored individually, and the total MCAT score ranges from 472 to 528, with the mean and median typically around 500. The total MCAT score is the sum of the individual section scores.
Eligibility for the MCAT exam is open to individuals who are planning to apply to medical schools or related health professions programs. International and graduates are also eligible for exam.
MCAT is a computer-based exam administered at testing centers. The total testing time for the MCAT exam is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes. This includes the time for tutorial and breaks.
The base cost of MCAT exam, which includes all four sections, is approximately $320-$375 for domestic test takers in the USA. The exam fees can vary depending on the location where you take exam.
The MCAT exam is typically offered during three testing seasons: January through March, April through June, and July through September. Check the AAMC website for recent dates.