About the MCAT Exam
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences.
Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.
What is on the MCAT exam?
Learn the topics covered on the test and what cognitive skills may be assessed for each section of the exam.
- Physical Science Content Outline
- Biological Sciences Content Outline
- Verbal Reasoning Content Areas
- Physical and Biological Sciences Cognitive Skills
- Verbal Reasoning Cognitive Skills
- Trial Section
Are you eligible to take the MCAT exam?
You may sit for the MCAT exam if you are preparing to apply to a health professions school. These include the following types of schools: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric, and veterinary medicine.
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