About MCAT 2019

The Medical College Admission Test 2018 or the MCAT 2018 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 2018 are only valid for up to 3 years. In some colleges and universities, only score up to 2 years old are accepted.

MCAT 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 exam. Details for the special permission process are given on the official MCAT web portal on the AAMC website. 

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

In order to apply for the MCAT 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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

The MCAT 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Scores:

The MCAT 2018 result will have 5 different scores; 4 scores for the individual sections of the MCAT 2018 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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