MCAT 2019: USA Medical College Admission Test

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MCAT 2019: Medical College Admission Test is used by Medical schools in the USA, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean Islands for admission. Candidates interested in pursuing an MD degree in the US or Canada are required to take the standardized MCAT 2019. The test evaluates the candidate’s knowledge, understanding of scientific concepts and principles for those pursuing an education in medicine. MCAT is conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is accepted by the health professionals and the graduate schools as an important aspect of the selection process. The computer-based test, MCAT 2019 is a computer-based test which evaluates aspirants on four criteria; 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. MCAT is being conducted 23 times throughout 2019, with no test dates scheduled in February.

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MCAT Exam Dates 2019

Exam Dates Result Declaration
18 January 2019 20 February 2019
19 January 2019 20 February 2019
24 January 2019 26 February 2019
15 March 2019 16 April 2019
29 March 2019 30 April 2019
05 April 2019 07 May 2019
06 April 2019 07 May 2019
13 April 2019 14 May 2019
11 May 2019 11 June 2019
18 May 2019 18 June 2019
23 May 2019 25 June 2019
24 May 2019 25 June 2019
31 May 2019 02 July 2019
01 June 2019 02 July 2019
15 June 2019 16 July 2019
28 June 2019 30 July 2019
29 June 2019 30 July 2019
10 July 2019 13 August 2019
13 July 2019 13 August 2019
19 July 2019 20 August 2019
20 July 2019 20 August 2019
02 August 2019 04 September 2019
03 August 2019 04 September 2019
09 August 2019 10 September 2019
17 August 2019 17 September 2019
30 August 2019 01 October 2019
31 August 2019 01 October 2019
06 September 2019 08 October 2019
13 September 2019 15 October 2019
14 September 2019 15 October 2019

MCAT Registration 2019

The registration for MCAT 2019 is conducted online. The process begins when the candidate creates an AAMC account. An AAMC account can be created by filling the candidate’s personal details like email, full name, and gender.

 After that, the aspirant may next sign in to their accounts using the User ID and password. The same login credentials can also be used to maintain the MCAT account for any other important correspondence or getting MCAT related information from AAMC. After submitting the online registration form, the candidate will receive an email confirmation which will give the complete details of the exam. Aspirants are advised to register for MCAT 2019 at least 60 days before to the chosen exam date.

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MCAT REGISTRATION FEES

Gold Zone Silver Zone Bronze Zone
29 days before the exam 15 days before the exam 8 days before the exam
Initial registration $315 $315 $370
Reschedule fee of MCAT 2017* $90 $150 N/A
Cancellation/Refund $155 No Cancellation/ refund No Cancellation/ refund
International Fee of MCAT 2017** $105 $105 $105
*Reschedule fee of MCAT 2019 for both date and test centre
**These fees are in addition to the initial MCAT 2019 registration fee and are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

MCAT REGISTRATION DEADLINE

MCAT 2019 Date Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline*** Score Release+
January 18 Dec. 20, 2018 Jan. 3 Jan. 10 Feb. 20
January 19 Dec. 21, 2018 Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Feb. 20
January 24 Dec. 26, 2018 Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Feb. 26
March 15 Feb. 14 Feb. 28 March 7 April 16
March 29 Feb. 28 March 14 March 21 May 1
April 5 March 7 March 21 March 28 May 7
April 6 March 8 March 22 March 29 May 7
April 13 March 15 March 29 April 5 May 14
May 11 April 12 April 26 May 3 June 11
May 18 April 19 May 3 May 10 June 18
May 23 April 24 May 8 May 15 June 25
May 24 April 25 May 9 May 16 June 25
May 31 May 2 May 16 May 23 July 2
June 1 May 3 May 17 May 24 July 2
June 15 May 17 May 31 June 7 July 16
June 28 May 30 June 13 June 20 July 30
June 29 May 31 June 14 June 21 July 30
July 10 June 11 June 25 July 2 Aug. 13
July 13 June 14 June 28 July 5 Aug. 13
July 19 June 20 July 4 July 11 Aug. 20
July 20 June 21 July 5 July 12 Aug. 20
August 2 July 4 July 18 July 25 Sept. 4
August 3 July 5 July 19 July 26 Sept. 4
August 9 July 11 July 25 Aug. 1 Sept. 10
August 17 July 19 Aug. 2 Aug. 9 Sept. 17
August 30 Aug. 1 Aug. 15 Aug. 22 Oct. 1
August 31 Aug. 2 Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Oct. 1
September 6 Aug. 8 Aug. 22 Aug. 29 Oct. 8
September 13 Aug. 15 Aug. 29 Sept. 5 Oct. 15
September 14 Aug. 16 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Oct. 15

*GOLD Zone deadline: The last date to register and reschedule at a lower rate and get a partial refund for canceling an exam.

**SILVER Zone deadline: Thecancellinge for initial registration without a fee hike and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: The last date to register (at a fee increase) and cancel a reservation.

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MCAT EXAM PATTERN

The duration of MCAT 2019: 7 hours and 27 minutes.

The total actual exam time will be of 6 hours 15 minutes (approx) duration.

The computer-based test consists of the following four main sections:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

MCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Sections No of Questions Duration (in mins) Break-up of questions
Test-Day Certification 4
Tutorial (optional) 10
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
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
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 3
Satisfaction Survey (optional) 5
Total Content Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total “Seated” Time* 7 hours 27 minutes (Approx)

MCAT 2019 Syllabus – Section wise

There are four main test sections of MCAT syllabus 2019. The four sections are listed below:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

It is expected that the candidates are proficient in biological concepts, organic and inorganic chemistry, Physics. Aspirants are also required to showcase their critical reasoning ability.

MCAT 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 behavioural 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 EXAM CENTRES

  • MCAT 2019 is scheduled to be conducted at 18 countries which includes the USA and its territories. The exam is to be conducted in 23 days in 2019 and it has a number of exam centres from which the aspirants can choose the closest or the most convenient one.
  • Almost every country where MCAT 2019 is scheduled has approximately 1–5 MCAT 2019 test centres. The USA and Canada have more than 30 MCAT test centres in 2019. Aspirants can check the most convenient MCAT 2019 test centre before they register for MCAT. The test centres can be searched state wise (US only) or according to the country from a drop-down list.
  • Candidates should check the closest MCAT exam centre 2019 after completing the registration procedure on the official website. There are three scheduling zones for each exam date: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. For each exam date, Gold Zone scheduling fees are lower but flexibility is on the higher side. Conversely, fees are higher and flexibility is limited in the Bronze Zone.
  • Candidates should also note that all deadlines for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Zones come under a stipulated number of days prior to the exam and they take effect at 7:59 am local, MCAT 2019 exam centre time. For example, if an MCAT exam is conducted on  9 August 2019 in Los Angeles, California, then the Bronze Zone Scheduling deadline is 7:59 AM PT on 1 August 2019.
  • Candidates can only select an MCAT 2019 exam centre if only it is available on the preferred test date; otherwise one needs to change the exam centre for MCAT 2019. Candidates can either choose their MCAT exam centres 2019 through a State/Province filter or Country filter. Prospective test takers from international countries other than USA/Canada can use the country filter to view the list of MCAT 2019 exam centres. Selecting a specific country or state/province will show the list of all the MCAT 2019 exam centres available in the selected country or state.

HOW TO FIND MCAT 2019 EXAM CENTRES

Test takers need to select the country from where they intend to appear for MCAT examination. Once that is done, the list of centres in the chosen country will be shown.  Other countries might have more than one centre. Hence, the candidate may select any one of the centres depending upon the MCAT test centre 2019 availability.

MCAT SCORES 2019

MCAT 2019: Scores will be marked for the four sections separately. AAMC will also declare the aggregate of all the four sections. The MCAT 2019 scores will be declared after 30-35 days of the exam date. Aspirants will get a total of 5 MCAT 2019 scores. The five scores are; one score for each section and a total score. MCAT 2019 scores will range between 472 and 528. The midpoint of the scores is 500.

MCAT 2019 Exam Fast Facts

  • Exam Name: Medical College Admission Test
  • Commonly Known as: MCAT
  • Exam Level: International
  • MCAT 2019 Conducting Body: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

MCAT ELIGIBILITY 2019

Candidates aspiring to pursue a career in medicine or related field (health professional) can take the MCAT 2019. The courses offered by different health institutions which need MCAT SCORE 2019 for Admission are as follows:

  • Allopathic
  • Osteopathic
  • Podiatric and
  • Veterinary medicine

Aspirants from countries other than USA and Canada, who have completed or are pursuing their MBBS degrees, are not required to obtain any special permission to register and appear for MCAT 2019.

The degrees offered by the US medical schools are MD degrees., Therefore candidates are required to possess an undergraduate degree before they apply for the course. Aspirants are normally required to have completed the following courses before they apply to any US Medical School

  • Biology – One year
  • Physics – One year
  • English – One year
  • Chemistry (through organic chemistry) – Two years

Score table of MCAT 2019

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

 

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Contact Address

Association of American Medical Colleges

Medical College Admission Test

2450 N St., NW

Washington, DC 20037

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

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