MCAT 2019: Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Dates

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MCAT 2019 which stands for Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 2019 is an international level standardized test conducted to provide admission to the students who wish to study in medical schools of USA, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean Islands. Students interested in pursuing MD degree in US or Canada can take the MCAT 2019. The exam conducting body is Association of American Medical colleges (AAMC). Talking about previous years, MCAT was a pen and paper based exam however with the recent changes, it is now a computer based exam evaluating a candidate on four scales, namely, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. This exam mainly tests the knowledge of the student in scientific concepts and principles related to the field of medicine. The exam is conducted 25 times throughout 2019, with no test dates scheduled in February.

MCAT Eligibility 2019

Talking about the eligibility to sit for MCAT 2019, any candidate who is keen to study in health professional institutions can take the MCAT. International students do not require ‘special permission’ to register for MCAT 2019 if they have completed MBBS or are pursuing the program.US medical colleges offer MD degrees. However, students are thus required to have an undergraduate degree before applying. Students usually complete the following courses before applying to US medical schools:

  • One year of biology
  • One year of physics
  • One year of English
  • Two years of chemistry (through organic chemistry)

Along with medicine, the following schools are also a part of ‘health professional institutions’ :

  • Allopathic
  • Osteopathic
  • Podiatric and
  • Veterinary medicine.

MCAT 2019 Registration

The registration for MCAT 2019 can be done through the online mode by creating an AAMC account. After the account is created, candidate id and password is generated and that id and password can be used to register for MCAT 2019 as well as maintain the account for future correspondence. It is strongly recommended that registration should be done 60 days prior to the exam.

 MCAT 2019 Registration Fees

Gold Zone Silver Zone Bronze Zone
Approx. more than 1 month prior to the exam Approx. 3-4 weeks prior to the exam Approx. 1-2 week before the exam
Initial registration $310 $310 $365
Reschedule fee of MCAT 2019* $85 $145 N/A
Cancellation/Refund $155 N/A N/A
International Fee of MCAT 2019** $100 $100 $100
*Reschedule fee of MCAT 2019 for both date and test center
**These fees are in addition to the initial MCAT 2019 registration fee and are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

 

MCAT 2019 Exam Dates

U.S. Testing Calendar and Score Release Dates 2019

 

MCAT Admin  Score Release Date 
January 18 February 20
January 19 February 20
January 24 February 26
March 15 April 16
March 29 April 30
April 5 May 7
April 6 May 7
April 13 May 14
May 11 June 11
May 18 June 18
May 23 June 25
May 24 June 25
May 31 July 2
June 1 July 2
June 15 July 16
June 28 July 30
June 29 July 30
July 10 August 13
July 13 August 13
July 19 August 20
July 20 August 20
August 2 September 4
August 3 September 4
August 9 September 10
August 17 September 17
August 30 October 1
August 31 October 1
September 6 October 8
September 13 October 15
September 14 October 15

 

Canadian Testing Calendar and Score Release Dates 2019

MCAT Admin  Score Release Date 
January 18 February 20
January 24 February 26
March 15 April 16
April 5 May 7
April 6 May 7
May 18 June 18
May 31 July 2
June 1 July 2
June 15 July 16
June 28 July 30
June 29 July 30
July 10 August 13
July 13 August 13
July 19 August 20
July 20 August 20
August 2 September 4
August 3 September 4
August 8 September 10
August 9 September 10
August 10 September 10
August 15 September 17
August 17 September 17
August 29 October 1
August 30 October 1
August 31 October 1
September 5 October 8
September 6 October 8
September 7 October 8
September 13 October 15
September 14 October 15

 

MCAT Exam Pattern 2019

MCAT 2019 exam will of total 6 hours and 5 minutes and it will comprise of four sections which are.

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Sections Number of Questions Duration Break-up of questions
Examinee Agreement 8 minutes
Tutorial (optional) 10 minutes
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

 

59 95 10 passage-based sets of questions

4–6 questions per set

15 independent questions

Break (optional) 10 minutes
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

 

53 90 9 passages

5–7 questions per passage

Mid-Exam Break (optional) 30
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

 

59 95 10 passage-based sets of questions

4–6 questions per set

15 independent questions

Break (optional) 10 minutes
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

 

59 95 10 passage-based sets of questions

4–6 questions per set

15 independent questions

Void Question 5 minutes
Satisfaction Survey (optional) 5 minutes
Total Content Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total “Seated” Time* 7 hours 33 minutes(Approx)

 

MCAT 2019 Syllabus

Sections MCAT Subject Topics
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Introductory biology, Chemistry concepts: organic, and inorganic;
  • Introductory biology, Chemistry concepts: organic, and inorganic;
  • Basic Biochemistry concepts: first-semester biochemistry;
  • Biology: Cellular and molecular (first-semester biochemistry);
  • Statistics concepts and introductory research methods; and
  • Natural sciences: Scientific inquiry and reasoning, research methods, and statistics.
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Introductory biology, chemistry: organic and inorganic, and concepts of physics;
  • First semester biochemistry concepts;
  • First semester molecular biology;
  • Introductory statistics concepts and research methods used for introductory science courses; and
  • Show scientific inquiry and reasoning, research methods, and statistics skills as applied to the natural sciences.
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Concepts of psychology, sociology, and biology about the behavioral and socio-cultural health determinants;
  • Concepts of psychology and sociology;
  • Biology concepts of mental processes and behavior;
  • Introductory statistics concepts and research methods of introductory science; and
  • Social and behavioral sciences: scientific inquiry and reasoning, research methods, and statistics skills.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
  • Test comprehension, analysis, and reasoning skills;
  • Include content from ethics, philosophy, studies of diverse cultures, population health, and a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines

 

 MCAT 2019 Scores

The four main sections of MCAT 2019 are scored individually. In addition, MCAT will also release sum total of the four sections. The official MCAT 2019 scores are released 30–35 days after the exam is over.

Score table of MCAT 2019

Section Score
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems 118-132, midpoint:125
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems 118-132, midpoint:125
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior 118-132, midpoint:125
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 118-132, midpoint:125
Total 472 to 528, midpoint:500

 

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