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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.

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.

MCAT Data

Get MCAT research and data, including Percentages and Scaled Score Tables, MCAT Retesters Data Tables, and more.



Related Resources


The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package

MCAT Self Assessment

Study Smarter, Not Harder.
Assess your MCAT strengths and weaknesses.





Free MCAT Practice Test

screenshot of an example of free MCAT practice teste-MCAT.com offers full-length practice tests that mirrors the actual exam so you know what to expect on test day.