MCAT Exam Dates 2021
MCAT Exam Dates 2021: The MCAT® 2021 Exam Dates are announced by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). MCAT 2021 is being administered by the Pearson VUE at 18 countries around the world. As opposed to the previous years, five new MCAT exam dates 2021 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 2021 test centres. MCAT aspirants are allowed to choose the nearest exam centre for the MCAT exam date subject to availability. The MCAT exam dates 2021 are also listed below.
MCAT 2021 Testing Countries
China: Hong Kong
U.S. Virgin Islands
MCAT Exams Dates 2021
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 2021 only during January, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.
MCAT is being conducted 30 times in 2021. The MCAT 2021 scores will be used for admission to health professional institutions which include medical schools. These various health professional institutions are:
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 2021. 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 2021 exam dates.
The MCAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 exam date and centre.
FAQ’s related to MCAT Exam Dates 2021
Question: How many times can I take MCAT Exam in 2021?
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 2021 test date after registration?
Answer: Yes, you can change/cancel your MCAT 2021 exam date.
Question: Can I take MCAT 2021 in February?
Answer: AAMC has not scheduled any MCAT exam dates 2021 are February, October, November, and December. Please select one of the 30 dates scheduled in the other months.
Question: Can I reschedule MCAT 2021 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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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.