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Preparing for the MCAT Exam

What's on the MCAT Exam?

Learn the topics covered on the test and what cognitive skills may be assessed for each section of the exam.

Preparing for the Test Sections

The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam

This introductory guidebook provides an overview of the exam, test registration, the test day experience, scores, as well as 146 questions not seen on other AAMC test prep materials.
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The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package

The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package provides the opportunity to analyze your MCAT knowledge so that you can plan your study time.

  • Answer real MCAT questions (not found on any current practice tests) in biology, organic chemistry, physics, general chemistry, and verbal reasoning.
  • Get feedback about your relative strengths and weaknesses in MCAT content.
  • Rate your confidence in your knowledge of the content and then receive feedback on your performance compared to the average MCAT examinee.
  • Use the data to develop a better study plan.
  • Review your responses and the solutions to every question.

Learn more about The Official MCAT Self-Assessment Package
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Practice Tests

Eight practice tests, including free Practice Test 3, are updated versions of retired exams. They offer an opportunity to become familiar with the content and format of the MCAT exam and allow you to simulate the actual test. Practice tests include solutions for each item, immediate scoring, customizable feedback and test delivery, and test assistance features such as the ability to highlight and search the passage text. Take a free test at Additional practice tests may be purchased online.
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Creating a Study Plan

While there is no one way to prepare for the MCAT exam, you should give yourself adequate time to prepare.
Learn more about creating a study plan for the MCAT exam.

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 offers full-length practice tests that mirrors the actual exam so you know what to expect on test day.