MCAT Exam Dates 2018
Shivani Bhatt, 16 May 2018, #MCAT
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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.


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 we get online MCAT coaching.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019


The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Caribbean Islands. there some online resources available which may help in your studies.

hope it would help.


Right now Im pursuing biomedical from India. will I be eligible to give mcat? will medical schools accept degree outside of the us or Canada?

manasa Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant

An up-and-comer is qualified for taking the MCAT on the off chance that he/she intends to go to a wellbeing expert school, which incorporates Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric and Veterinary Medicine. On the off chance that you've finished (or seeking after) a MBBS degree program, you needn't bother with a unique consent to sit for the test.

MCAT Registration is accessible consistently. Each endeavor at MCAT costs between $315 360, contingent on the district. MCAT evaluates an up-and-comer's investigation, thinking, mental aptitudes and information of natural frameworks.

Competitors must apply for a medicinal school and notice the equivalent in a check explanation during enlistment.

To step through an exam for purposes other than going to a medicinal school; one must get extraordinary consent from AAMC.

Up-and-comers can take a limit of 3 tests in a one year time span; 4 tests over a time of 2 years; and 7 tests throughout everyday life.

The online test comprises of four areas to be endeavored in 7.5 hours.

The general MCAT score range lies between 472 528.

All the best


Need an advice on MCAT (International student).

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Jul, 2019
MCAT is a computerised exam conducted by American Association of Medical Colleges to get into a medical school abroad in countries like US, Canada and Australia. Youare eligible to take this exam if you intend to attend a health professional school that includes Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric and Veterinary Medicine. However do drop a mail to [email protected] explaining the reason why you want to take the exam. MCAT tests your understanding in fundamentals of Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Physics and Chemistry along with problem solving and critical thinking skills. So though these are easy to understand and read, taking few extra classes can boost your score.

Is Syllabus for MCAT and NMAT (Philippines) same

Mansi arora Student Expert 19th Jul, 2019

Hey ravi!

Also as you have mentioned NMAT phillipines , then it is National medical admission test for phillipines , which is for MBBS and there is no relation between the syllabus of  MBBS entrance exam and MBA entrance exam. So , i have given you answer on the basis of NMAT which is for admission in MBA in NMIMS.


Can homeopathy pursuing student eligible to give MCAT to get into a medical course(MD) in USA

EVELIN GEORGENA D Student Expert 10th Jul, 2019

Hello aspirant,

Homeopathy is not fully recognized in the United States officially. You won't work at a hospital or have the privileges of MD or DO physicians. In the United States, this will take 2-3 years, and to get in, you will have to take the MCAT or GRE as well as have a college degree before you start. Hope this will be helpful.

Good Luck!

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