MCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
MCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMA) have prescribed the MCAT 2021 eligibility criteria for the candidates who want to appear in the medical college admission test. AAMA has prescribed the eligibility criteria of MCAT 2021 for both USA students and International students. The MCAT can be taken by those who are planning to join a health profession programme in any college or institute which accepts MCAT score. The international candidates who hold MBBS degree can appear in the exam and they do not have to take any special permission. Read the complete article to understand the details of MCAT eligibility criteria 2021 and other related information.
MCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
The US, Canada
Pursuing or completed MBBS or special request
MCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021- Why Appear in Test?
Candidates can appear in MCAT 2021 if they want to take admission to the medical colleges who accept the MCAT scores for admission to the following programmes.
Podiatric Medicine (DPM) programs.
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs.
Any other health-related programs that accept MCAT scores to satisfy a test score admissions requirement.
MCAT Eligibility Criteria for International Applicants
The candidate should be a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree program
No additional eligibility is required for international candidates.
MCAT Eligibility Criteria - Provision of Special Permission
Those who do not meet the eligibility criteria must take the special permission before appearing in the test. The following situation requires the candidate to take special permission.
If the applicant wishes to appear in the test for any reason other than applying for admission to a health professions programme.
If the candidate is already enrolled in a medical school and is looking to change the school.
If the candidate is not from the disability category, still unable to comply with the AAMC testing procedures.
MCAT 2020 Eligibility - How to take Special Permission?
Candidates must have an AAMC ID in order to request special permission. After filling the information on the personal information section, the candidates will be required to fill and submit an online service request from the MCAT registration system dashboard. Candidates are advised to fill in as many details as they can in the form, the conducting body will review the application and respond within five working days.
What Happens if Special Permission is Not Taken?
If the candidate does not take the special permission, this may result in cancellation of the appointment, may draw an investigation from AAMC, a ban from taking MCAT for a given period or permanently.
Are International Applicants Required to Take Special Permission
If all eligibility requirements are met, the international candidates will not be required to take any kind of special permission for appearing in the examination.
MCAT Eligibility - Number of Attempts
Examinees who opt to test more than once must adhere to the following restrictions:
▪ You may only hold one (1) MCAT exam appointment at a time.
▪ You may attempt the exam no more than three (3) times in a testing year.
▪ You may attempt the exam no more than four (4) times over two consecutive testing years.
▪ You may attempt the exam no more than seven (7) times in your lifetime (beginning with the April 2015 test dates and beyond).
MCAT Registration 2021
Eligible candidates can register for the MCAT 2021 in online mode. For registration, the candidates must create an AAMC ID on the official website of MCAT. Candidates can create the AAMC ID by providing the details like name, date of birth, email id, gender and educational qualification.
After creating the AAMC ID, candidates will need to login to the MCAT registration system to create their complete profile. The profile can be created by providing personal information, Biographical information, educational qualifications. The test can be scheduled by selecting the test date and test centre.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
Question: What should be the educational qualification for appearing in MCAT 2021?
The candidate should be an MBBS degree holder for appearing in the MCAT 2021.
Question: Are the international candidates required to take the special permission for appearing in MCAT 2021?
No, if the international candidates have fulfilled the MCAT eligibility criteria, they do not need to take any special permission.
Question: How many times can I appear in MCAT in a lifetime?
You can appear in MCAT seven times in a lifetime.
Question: Is there any MCAT exam centre located in India?
No, Indian candidates need to visit the neighbouring countries for appearing in the MCAT.
Questions related to MCAT
Im giving my 11th exams and about to come in 12th. Im preparing for NEET from Allen kota. Now i want to ask, whether I can appear for MCAT after 12th. What is this exam ? Like will this exam give me MBBS degree or MD ? Or do I have to also complete some basic UG before appearing for MCAT?
Well MCAT is given by students who wish to pursue MD from American medical school and to even think of doing a MD, a student need to have completed his or her bachelor's degree along with pre medicine track. So you need to first complete your bachelors with pre medicine track in US and then take the MCAT test to get admission in MD course.
I hope this helps.
All the best.
I am an arts students ...and i am persuing my BBA ...so can i apply for MCAT.....?
Hello student I'm sorry to inform you but no you're not eligible to appear in MCAT.
As per eligibility criteria Candidates must completed or pursuing MBBS.
Eligibility - The candidate should be a Bachelor of medicine /bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree program
No additional eligibility is required for international students
For more details refer to the link mentioned below - https://www.google.com/amp/s/studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/mcat-eligibility-criteria/amp
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
I am in class 9th and I want to study madicine in Canada and I have to clear all the exam in my first attempt only and with scholarship so can u please tell waht are the books or study material is helpfull for me, from ownwards.......
You are in still in STD ix , hence for the time being being you will have to study the syllabus provided from your board. After STD x ,you can start preparing for medical entrance .
However the material to study
Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam , MCQs part 1
can I apply MCAT ? I am just 12th pass out. I want to do undergraduate medical in abroad. Is it possible for me to study medicine there by passing MCAT only ? Do I need to have special permission for eligibility ? I happened to read that for to register MCAT you need to have studied MBBS. Do I ?
Well getting a medical education in USA requires you to complete a undergraduate degree first and then do MD and to get admission in any medical college there for MD, a student is required to give MCAT exam. Since you are a high school graduate, you need to do a undergraduate course before entering into medical school in USA. In uk you can directly go for medical school because there you will get mbbs degree similar to india.
Im studying B. tech biotechnology in india will I be able to write MCAT exam. And what is the meaning for special permission and also I have only 6 months of english learning in my college still can I appear for MCAT with special permission?
Well you can still give mcat exam but you need to first complete the pre Medicine track of one year in USA before applying for medical college. Unless you are done with the pre medicine track, you cannot apply to a medical school in USA even if you have given mcat.