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.

MCAT 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Medical College Admission Test
Short Exam Name MCAT
Conducting Body Association of American Medical Colleges
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam 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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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-

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: Unit 01
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.
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: Unit 02
Highly-organized assemblies of molecules, cells, and organs interact to carry out the functions of living organisms.
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: Unit 03
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+

Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems: Unit 01
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.
Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems: Unit 02
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+

Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior: Unit 01
Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence the ways that individuals perceive, think about, and react to the world.
Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior: Unit 02
Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence behavior and behavior change.
Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior: Unit 03
Psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors influence the way we think about ourselves and others, as well as how we interact with others.
Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior: Unit 04
Cultural and social differences influence well-being.
Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior: Unit 05
Social stratification and access to resources influence well-being.

Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills+

Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills: Unit 01
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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Questions related to MCAT

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i am doing early childcare course diploma of 2 years in canada so, am i elligible for mcat exam after the completion of diploma?. moreover i did my senior secondary education or 12 in medical stream (PCB)

Animesh Vats Student Expert 13th Mar, 2020

Hi,

Well as far as I know then a student need to complete a bachelor's degree with the pre medicine track in order to eligible for medical school and then they take MCAT for admission in medical courses. Diploma is not appropriate and you need the pre med track of course.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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Dear Sir/ Madam, I have completed M.tech in Biomedical Engineering and I further like to do "Doctor of Podiatric medicine". Do I need to seek special permission for appearing in the MCAT exam? and Do this special permission has got any validity period?.

Animesh Vats Student Expert 16th Mar, 2020

Hi,

Well as per the rules any student who wishes to enroll for medical education need to do a pre medicine track along with their undergraduate course as a mandatory course. If you don't have that then you will have to do that before you cn enroll for medical course or can give MCAT for the admission

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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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.

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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

Hi,

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.

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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

Hello,

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!

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