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.
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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:
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.
Mode of Application : Online
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In order to apply for the MCAT 2019 exam, candidates must complete the registration process online.
The registration fee for the MCAT 2019 varies with the date of registration prior to the exam and is classified into three categories:
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
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:
MCAT 2019 Exam Pattern
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.
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.
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.
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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 :-
They are not available at all places so it will be difficult to get. You can also prepare online from websites like
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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
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.
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