MCAT Exam Dates 2018
Updated on May 16, 2018 - 4:47 p.m. IST by Shivani Bhatt

MCAT Exam Dates 2018: The MCAT® 2018 Exam Dates are announced by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). MCAT 2018 is being administered by the Pearson VUE at 18 countries around the world. As opposed to the previous years, five new MCAT exam dates 2018 have been added making it a total of 30. To make it easier for the aspirants, most dates fall on Friday and Saturday. They list of the countries are given below. MCAT at most countries listed below have about 1–5 centres with the exception of USA and Canada, who have more than 30 MCAT exam 2018 test centres. MCAT aspirants are allowed to choose the nearest exam centre for the MCAT exam date subject to availability. The MCAT exam dates 2018 are also listed below.


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MCAT 2018 Testing Countries






South Africa

China: Hong Kong







Puerto Rico

United Kingdom

United States


U.S. Virgin Islands

MCAT Exams Dates 2018



May 2018

Friday, 18

Saturday, 19

Thursday*, 24

June 2018


Saturday, 2

Saturday, 16

Friday, 29

Saturday, 30

July 2018

Saturday, 7

Friday, 20

Saturday, 21

Tuesday, 24

August 2018

Thursday**, 2

Friday, 3

Saturday, 4

Thursday, 9

Friday, 10

Thursday**, 16

Saturday, 18

Saturday**, 25

Friday, 31

September 2018

Saturday, 1

Saturday, 8

Friday**, 14

Saturday**, 15

Tuesday, 18

Wednesday, 19

As observed in the previous years, July, August, and September are peak MCAT testing months. Candidates are advised to book in advance and they might experience a longer wait time. MCAT exam dates 2018 are not available in the months of February, October, November and December. Pearson Vue will be conducting the MCAT 2018 only during January, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.


MCAT is being conducted 30 times in 2018. The MCAT 2018 scores will be used for admission to health professional institutions which include medical schools. These various health professional institutions are:

  • Osteopathic

  • Allopathic

  • Podiatric and

  • Veterinary medicine

Applicants can select their closest test centre from the Pearson Vue testing centres. USA based aspirants are required to first chose the preferred state. International applicants will be shown the centres closest to their country, if they chose their home country in the select centre box.

For US aspirants, there are no stated academic eligibility requirements to take the MCAT 2018. The exam can be taken by aspirants pursuing any field of studies both, sciences and non-sciences. Eligibility requirements for International aspirants list that they should either be pursuing or have completed their MBBS degrees. The international aspirants would require to obtain a special permission if they do not fulfil this eligibility criteria. The MCAT scores are released after 4 – 5 weeks after the MCAT 2018 exam dates.


The MCAT 2018 tests the understanding, knowledge and skills required to pursue a medicine career. The basic MCAT syllabus is as follows::

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

The MCAT 2018 duration is 6 hours and 15 minutes. Each section is allotted with 95 minutes with an exception of critical analysis which is of 90 minutes duration. There are three optional breaks of 10 minutes each. The first two breaks are given after the first two section followed by a 30 minute mid exam break. A 10 minute break is again given after the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems.

MCAT 2018 exam is a computer-based test conducted by the AAMC with the support of their testing partner Pearson Vue for admission to health professional institutions in the US, Canada, Australia and Caribbean Islands.

Candidates aspiring to take the exam are required to register online. The first step is to register and create an AAMC account. The next steps include registering for MCAT and selecting the MCAT 2018 exam date and centre.


FAQ’s related to MCAT Exam Dates 2018

Question: How many times can I take MCAT Exam in 2018?

Answer: MCAT can be taken as many as three times in a single year. Aspirants can also not take it more than four times in two consecutive years and only seven times in a lifetime. 


Question: Can I change MCAT 2018 test date after registration?

Answer: Yes, you can change/cancel your MCAT 2018 exam date.


Question: Can I take MCAT 2018 in February?

Answer: AAMC has not scheduled any MCAT exam dates 2018 are February, October, November, and December. Please select one of the 30 dates scheduled in the other months.


Question: Can I reschedule MCAT 2018 test date during Bronze Zone deadline?

Answer: No, AAMC does not let the candidates reschedule their MCAT test date in Bronze Zone Deadline. Aspirants can only reschedule before Silver Zone Deadline.


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Can i give my mcat exam directly after passing class 12 boards or i have to join some medical collage first

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020

MCAT is for Candidates who want to pursue Medicine in the United States, Canada, Carribean islands and Australia. If you are from India, you need to complete your 12th with Physucs, Chemistry, Biology and English as your core subjects and then appear for NEET. Because qualifying in NEET is mandatory even for students who want to study MBBS abroad. Once you qualify in NEET, you can appear for MCAT and then start the process for applying to study Medicine in any of these Countries.


i have done my 12th standrd. i have 3year gap in my study. i want prsue my mbbs from UsA. please guide me.. In India have Mcat test Center??

Animesh Vats Student Expert 10th Feb, 2020


Well I would like to inform you that USA does not have MBBS program for medical education. They have MD program in which admission is possible only after completing undergraduate studies with pre medicine track. So you need to first complete your bachelor's and that too with pre medicine track and then apply for MD program by giving the MCAT exam.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


is there any coaching institute in india for MCAT(medical college admission test) foreign entrance?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 1st Jan, 2020


They are available but  in offline mode. It is available at places like pune,gurgaon, bangalore. There are some webpages who provides this course. You can visit them and look for details. If you find it suitable for you then you can join.

Here are some names of webpages :-

  1. Sulekha:- pune
  2. vobium:-  gurgaon
  3. learnpick:- bangalore

They are not available at all places so it will be difficult to get.  You can also prepare online from websites like

  1. Khanacademy
  2. Kaptest
  3. cambridgecoaching.

Hope it helps!


i do m.ed course i distance mode. please send me information

Salil Jha 22nd Feb, 2020

For M. Ed. Course from distance you can go for these Institutions:-

(1) Delhi University

(2) BHU, Varanasi

(3) IGNOU  Delhi

(4) Maharshi Dayanand university, Rohtak

(5) Jamia millia islamia ,Delhi


hii.i have done my bsc.medical nd now i want to do msc. oncology in ilets score is i have to appear for gre or mcat exam or it will be okk if i apply without these exams.?

Mansi Sharma 25th Dec, 2019

Dear candidate,

Yes, you need to appear for both the exams i.e., GRE and MCAT and score a minimum of 75% in GRE and 27 in MCAT in order to be eligible to do M.Sc Oncology from Canada.

In addition you must have completed your undergraduate degree with at least a B average.

All the best!

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