MCAT 2021 - Check Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, How to Register Here

MCAT 2021 - Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is an entrance test for admissions into medical schools in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean Islands Countries. This is an international level exam and it is administered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). To Know more details about MCAT 2021 read the complete article below. The computer-based test, MCAT 2021, 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.

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MCAT 2021 - Check Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, How to Register Here

MCAT 2021 - Check Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, How to Register Here

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New Update on 11-03-2021: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is an entrance test for admissions into medical schools in the United States, Canda, Australia, and the Caribbean Islands Countries. This is an international level exam and it is administered by the American Associaton of Medical Colleges (AAMC). The test aims to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge, understanding of scientific concepts and principles pursuing education in medicine. MCAT is conducted by Association of American Medical colleges (AAMC). The computer-based test, MCAT 2021, 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. To Know more details about MCAT 2021 read the complete article.

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About MCAT @ aamc.org

The MCAT( Medical College Admission Test) is a standardized, multiple-choice test that most medical schools in the U.S. and some in Canada require as part of your application. And It's used to assess whether you understand the concepts and principles that are prerequisite to the study of medicine. Apart from testing the knowledge of scientific fundamentals necessary for completing medical school, the test also focuses on written analysis and problem-solving skills. The MCAT test is excruciatingly long with a length of almost 7.5 hours, and you should prepare well to avoid the possibility of a re-take.

MCAT 2021 Exam Highlights

MCAT Aspirants Should go through the MCAT highlights for reference.

Exam Name

MCAT

Full Form

Medical College Admission Test

Organizing Body

Association of American Medical colleges (AAMC)

Official Website

www.aamc.org

Exam Level

International

Mode of Exam

Computer based

Questions Type

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Duration of Exam

7 hours 30 minutes

MCAT 2021 - Important Dates

2020-21 MCAT TEST DATE

SCORE RELEASE DATE

Friday, January 15, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

How to Register for the MCAT 2021?

The MCAT organization's body is the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). To register for the MCAT exam, you should visit their website and register via the MCAT Registration System. Although the AAMC gives over 20 test dates per year at hundreds of sites around the world, to register for the MCAT 2021, follow these steps below.

  1. Students can create an account on the AAMC website(aamc.org) before the MCAT registration opens.
  2. Candidates keep track of your username, password, and security questions.
  3. To Provide the personal information needed, ensuring that the data you provide matches the government-issued ID you have in mind to use as identification on the day of your MCAT Exam.
  4. Students should mind that after filling out all the personal details, you will allow them to register for a test date and select your preferred location.
  5. Click on Find Seat to see what's available at your location.
  6. MCAT seats available, you can register for that test date. If not, search for other locations until you find an open position.
  7. Remember that you'll need your credit card information so that you can pay the registration fee.

When Should Students Start Preparing for the MCAT?

MCAT Aspirants benefit from three to six months of MCAT preparation. However, you may need more/less time, depending on whether you have completed the courses mentioned below and how well you did in each one.

How to Prepare for the MCAT?

Student's way to prepare for the MCAT is to develop a healthy study plan. The new MCAT has no prerequisite courses that you have to take. However, the courses mentioned below should help you prepare for each section of the exam.

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living System
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems.

Overview For MCAT

  • Students should apply for a medical school and mention the same in a verification statement during registration.
  • To take a test for purposes other than attending a medical school. One must get special permission from AAMC.
  • Students can take a maximum of 3 tests in one year and four tests over two years; and 7 trials in life.
  • The online MCAT test consists of four sections to attempted in 7.5 hours.
  • The MCAT Overall score range lies between 472 – 528.

How to Know the MCAT Eligibility 2021?

  • Any candidates interested in pursuing a career in Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric, and the veterinary can appear for the MCAT test.
  • Candidates from the U.S and Canada must have a UG degree to be eligible for the exam.
  • International candidates must be pursuing or have completed MBBS to appear for MCAT.
  • Students taking MCAT purposes other than pursuing a career in medicine are required to get special permission from the American Association of Medical colleges (AAMC).

MCAT Application Form-2021

Candidates have in view to apply for medical school in the United States, and Canada must register for MCAT. The steps to do the MCAT Registration mentioned below.

  1. Students visit the official website(aamc.org)
  2. Candidates can create an AAMC account by providing the information asked
  3. A verification email will send to the registered email id
  4. Click on the link provided in the verification email and sign in
  5. Click on Start Exam Registration to make an appointment
  6. Provide information asked –
    • Personal Information
    • Biographic Information
    • Academic Background
  1. Agree to terms & conditions
  2. Select exam schedule and test center
  3. Application fee payment using VISA or MasterCard credit card
  4. A confirmation email for the appointment will send to the registered email ID.

About MCAT Fee Structure and Scheduling Zone 2021

MCAT varies depending upon when you are applying for the exam. The registration deadlines divided into three zone – Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Details of these zones are as follows.

Gold Zone

  • Flexibility of date and location
  • Reschedule exam at the lowest cost
  • Can get partial refund on canceling the reservation
  • Low reschedule and canceling fee for Fee Assistance Programs recipients.

Silver Zone

  • No increase in registration fee
  • Can the reschedule exam on the given price
  • Can cancel the reservation but no refund

Bronze Zone

  • Can cancel the booking but no refund.

Particulars

Gold Zone Deadline: 29 days prior to exam date

Silver Zone Deadline: 15 days prior to exam date

Bronze Zone Deadline 8 days prior to exam date

Initial Registration for MCAT

$315

$315

$370

Date and/or Test Center Reschedule Fee(non-refundable)

$90

$150

N/A

Cancellation Refund

$155

N/A

N/A

International Fee (non-refundable)

$105

$105

$105

Changing the Appointment for MCAT

  1. An additional fee required for this service.
  2. One may change the test date and center before the deadline and if space is available.
  3. Availability for the same can check on MCAT Registration System.
  4. Re-Scheduling can do the latest by the deadline of the silver zone.
  5. Post the silver zone deadline, and one must take a new appointment if one needs to reschedule the exam.

MCAT Registration Cancellation and Refunds

  1. Cancellation is available only till the deadline of the Gold zone; post which student will receive no refunds upon cancellation
  2. Emergency refunds can be made till the period of Silver zone if the student is-
  • Hospitalized
  • Unexpected death in family members.
  • unexpectedly called away to active military service
  • Suddenly called away for health care service duties due to a catastrophic event.
  • Injury duty on the day of exam
  • displaced from his/her residence due to a natural calamity.

MCAT 2021 Test Pattern

  1. MCAT students on their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, written analysis, and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.

  2. The computer-based test contains 221 multiple choice questions

  3. Total time duration of exam is 7.5 hours with breaks in between

  4. There are four sections. That is the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior.

Section for MCAT

Number/Type of Questions

Time Duration

Examinee Agreement

Tutorial (optional)

-

8 minutes

10 minutes

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

44 passage-related questions

15 standalone, non-passage-related questions

59 total questions

95 minutes

Break (optional)

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Mid-Exam Break (optional)

53 passage-related questions

10 minutes

90 minutes

30 minutes

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

44 passage-related questions

15 standalone, non-passage-related questions

59 total questions

95 minutes

Break (optional)

-

10 minutes

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

44 passage-related questions

15 standalone, non-passage-related questions

59 total questions

95 minutes

Void Question

-

5 minutes

Satisfaction Survey (optional)

-

5 minutes

Total Content Time

-

6 hours 15 minutes

MCAT Syllabus-2021

MCAT requires diverse knowledge in significant areas of science, psychology, and sociology. Besides these, critical reasoning and analytical skills assessed in the test. Given below are the essential topics that primarily tested in the MCAT exam –

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Ethics, Philosophy, Population Health, Social Sciences, Humanities Disciplines and, Studies of Diverse Culture.

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Chemistry: Organic, and Inorganic, Biology: Cellular and Molecular, Biochemistry (introductory topics), Natural sciences: Research, Reasoning, and Statistics Basic Biochemistry concepts, Statistics Concepts, and Introductory Research Methods.

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Scientific Inquiry, Reasoning, Research Concepts of Psychology, Sociology, and Biology about the Behavioral and Socio-Cultural Health Determinants Mental Processes and Behavior, Concepts of Psychology and Sociology, Introductory Statistics Concepts and Research Methods of Introductory Science.

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems:

Introductory Biochemistry and Biology Concepts.Chemistry: Organic and Inorganic, Concepts of Physics, Show Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning, Research Methods and Natural Sciences Introductory Molecular Biology, Introductory and Statistics Concepts.

MCAT 2021 Test Score

  • MCAT score lies in a range of 472-528.
  • The sectional score range is between 118-132.
  • There is a penalty for incorrect answers.
  • Raw marks scored by students converted into the score range.

Section

MCAT Score

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

118-132, midpoint:125

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

118-132, midpoint:125

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

118-132, midpoint:125

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

118-132, midpoint:125

Total

472 to 528, mid-point – 500

What are the MCAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines?

Students must report to the test center 30 minutes before the MCAT examination. After that, they should not be allowed to take the test, and no refund will provide. Only those examiners who have qualifying ID will be allowed to enter the test center. Otherwise, it’s a no show. Students must bring a valid ID at the MCAT test center. An MCAT ID is valid if it is –

  • Not past its expiration date
  • Issued by government
  • Candidate Photograph
  • signature of the candidate
  • Not tampered/damaged in any way

Temporary IDs, paper IDs, IDs with extension stickers/ID application receipts are not accepted. The first & last name on the ID must be the same as on MCAT 2021 registration. In case of any correction related to this, the issue could resolve through AAMC services. They provided with two 10 minutes break and one 30 minutes break, but they cannot leave the testing center at any cost.

Students have more Details to follow the official website www.aamc.org

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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. What is the Contact address of MCAT 2021?

Association of American Medical Colleges

Medical College Admission Test

2450 N St., NW

Washington, DC 20037

E-mail: [email protected]

2. What is the Official website of MCAT 2021?

Official Website: https://www.aamc.org

3. What is the frequency of the MCAT Exam?

The MCAT Exam is generally conducted around 20 times a year. Candidates should go to the official website and check the details for the same.

4. Is there a limit for how many times I can take the MCAT Exam?

Candidates are allowed to take the MCAT Exam up to only 7 times in their lifetime.

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