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MCAT Test Pattern

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  • MCAT Test is offered as a 5.75 hrs. Test.

  • There are four sections in MCAT test. Two sections are given in the morning, followed by the remaining two sections after lunch break.

The MCAT schedule for the test day and allocated times for each section are as explained under:

1. Physical Sciences

  • To be answered in 100 minutes

  • Total of 77 questions

  • To answer in 10 to 11 passages, 4 to 8 questions per passage, 15 stand-alone questions - on the topics of "General Chemistry", "Basic Physics", "Analytical Reasoning", "Data Interpretation"

2. Verbal Reasoning

  • To be answered in 85 minutes

  • Total of 60 questions

  • To answer in 9 to 10 passages, 6 to 10 questions each on the topics of "Critical Reading"

3. Writing Sample

  • To be answered in 60 minutes

  • To answer Two 30-minute essay questions on the topics of "Critical Thinking",

  • Intellectual Organization" and "Written Communication"

4. Biological Sciences

  • To be answered in 100 minutes

  • To answer 77 total questions, 10 to 11 passages, 4 to 8 questions each, 15 stand-alone questions on the topics of Biology "Organic Chemistry", "Data Interpretation" and "Analytical Reasoning"

MCAT Syllabus