About MCAT 2019

The Medical College Admission Test or the MCAT 2019 is an examination for medical admission accepted in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean Islands. This entrance test is for prospective MD students who want to pursue medical education in the aforementioned countries and is conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges or AAMC. The MCAT is a computer-based test which evaluates a candidate’s understanding and knowledge of various scientific concepts which are a requisite for a career in the medical and healthcare domain. The scores for MCAT 2019 are only valid for up to 3 years. In some colleges and universities, only score up to 2 years old are accepted.

MCAT 2019 will be conducted in 18 countries including the United States and it’s territories. Each country in which the MCAT exam is conducted has around 1–5 centres at which the test is administered and the USA and Canada have over 30 centres at which the test is administered.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: Association of American Medical Colleges
Duration 7 Hours 30 Minutes

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A candidate is eligible to give the MCAT 2019 exam if he or she is interested in pursuing an educational course in the domain of healthcare and medicine. This includes the following programs:

  • M.D.
  • D.O.
  • Podiatric (D.P.M.)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
  • Any other healthcare or medicine related program which requires MCAT scores in order to meet admission criteria. 

Upon registration for the MCAT 2019 exam, a candidate is required to submit a statement which verifies the candidate’s interest and intention toward applying to a program in a health professions school.

International students who are enrolled in an MBBS program are not required satisfy any other additional eligibility requirements. 

International candidates who are pursuing a program in healthcare and medicine other than MBBS or have no immediate intention in pursuing a profession in healthcare and medicine are required to obtain special permission in order to be eligible for the MCAT 2019 exam. Details for the special permission process are given on the official MCAT web portal on the AAMC website. 

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

In order to apply for the MCAT 2019 exam, candidates must complete the registration process online.

  • Candidates must create an Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) account via the official registration link on the AAMC web portal.
  • Candidates must fill all the required details in the application form in order to complete the registration process. Candidates should register at least 60 days prior to the exam in order to ensure a seat in the exam. 
  • Candidates can then select the required test date and preferred test centre for the exam.
  • The final step in the application/registration process is the payment of exam/registration fees which can only be done online.

The registration fee for the MCAT 2019 varies with the date of registration prior to the exam and is classified into three categories:

  • Gold Zone Deadline (29 days prior to the exam date)
  • Silver Zone Deadline (15 days prior to the exam date)
  • Bronze Zone Deadline (8 days prior to the exam date)

For International candidates, an additional international fee is applicable on the normal exam fee. All fees are to be paid in USD. 

MCAT 2019 Registration Fees 

Fee TypeGold Zone DeadlineSilver Zone DeadlineBronze Zone Deadline
Initial RegistrationUSD $315USD $315USD $370
Date/Test Centre Rescheduling FeeUSD $90USD $150No rescheduling option
Cancellation RefundUSD $155No cancellation refund
International FeeUSD $105USD $105USD $105

MCAT 2019 Syllabus

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Biomolecules have unique properties that determine how they contribute to the structure and function of cells, and how they participate in the processes necessary to maintain life.
Highly-organized assemblies of molecules, cells, and organs interact to carry out the functions of living organisms.
Complex systems of tissues and organs sense the internal and external environments of multicellular organisms, and through integrated functioning, maintain a stable internal environment within an ever-changing external environment.
Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems
Complex living organisms transport materials, sense their environment, process signals, and respond to changes using processes that can be understood in terms of physical principles.
The principles that govern chemical interactions and reactions form the basis for a broader understanding of the molecular dynamics of living systems.
Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior
Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence the ways that individuals perceive, think about, and react to the world.
Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence behavior and behavior change.
Psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors influence the way we think about ourselves and others, as well as how we interact with others.
Cultural and social differences influence well-being.
Social stratification and access to resources influence well-being.
Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills
Knowledge of scientific concepts and principles, scientific reasoning and problem solving, reasoning about the design and execution of research, data-based and statistical reasoning
Critical analysis and reasoning skills

The MCAT 2019 exam has a duration of 6 hours and 15 minutes and an overall seated duration of 7 hours and 27 minutes which includes the breaks, optional sections as well as the additional questions which are not a part of the actual scored exam. 

The exam comprises 4 main sections which are:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

MCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

SectionDurationNumber of Questions
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems95 minutes59
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills90 minutes53
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems95 minutes59
Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior95 minutes59

Documents Required at Exam

  • Valid government issued passport

The result for the MCAT 2019 exam will be available for the candidates online approximately 30-35 days after the test day. These results can be viewed and downloaded using a candidate's AAMC account.

MCAT 2019 Scores:

The MCAT 2019 result will have 5 different scores; 4 scores for the individual sections of the MCAT 2019 exam and one score which is an aggregate of all four sectional scores. 

Each of the four MCAT sections are scored on a 118 to 132 point scale. The fifth and final score which is the aggregate of the four sectional scores is scored on a scale of 472 - 528. 

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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

Akram Khan 30th Dec, 2019


If you want to do M.Ed in Distance learning mode,you can do it through open universities. Some well known open universities providing M.Ed in distance learning mode are

Indra gandhi national open university

Yashwant rao chavan mukt vidyapith ,maharashtra

B.R ambedkar open university

State open university karnataka

Punjab university.


hii.i have done my bsc.medical nd now i want to do msc. oncology in canada.my ilets score is 7.0.do 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!


i have finished my mds in maxillofacial surgery in india.. can i still pursue MCAT???

Yash Dev Student Expert 22nd Dec, 2019

Hello student yes you can if you want to pursue

Any candidates interested in pursuing career in Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric and Veterinary can appear for the MCAT test. Students from U.S. and Canada must have a UG degree to be eligible for the exam. International candidates must be pursuing or have completed MBBS to sit for MCAT

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


how we get addmission in this institution

rishabh5978@gmail.com 24th Nov, 2019

Hello there. Hope you are doing good. You need to be a little more specific about your question. I would ask you to give specific details about the institute you are asking about so that I can help you better.

Good luck for your future.

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