Taking the MCAT® Exam
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
What is the MCAT?
MDCAT (Medical & Dental College Admission Test) is the test which is mandatory for getting admission in any government or private sector medical or dental college or university. However, for taking MCAT test students are required to fulfill the complete requirements and pass the MCAT Entry Test 2017 and hence they can easily get admission in their desired institutions.
The Provincial government is responsible for making all the arrangement timely for organizing entry test for admission in the medical institutes both private and public sector. The MCAT test is mainly hold to calculate the candidate’s knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing.
The MCAT will evaluate your knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills that are required in medical school.
Who can take the MCAT?
You may take the MCAT if:
you are planning to apply to a health profession’s school such as allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric and veterinary medicine. This also applies to international students.
you are applying to any health-related program that will accept MCAT exam results.
you are enrolled in an MBBS degree program or if you have such a degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery).
During MCAT registration, you will be asked to verify your intention to apply to medical school or to a health profession’s school.
Note: There are no academic prerequisites for the MCAT. Students with science and non-science backgrounds are eligible to take the exam and have the same opportunity to enter medical school. However, there are recommended undergraduate courses which would help to optimize exam performance. It is important to recognize that recommended courses do not restrict the freedom in pursuing a wide variety of possible undergraduate academic programs.
When to take the MCAT?
Prospective students usually arrange to take their MCAT a year before their intended matriculation into medical school. For example, if you are applying for medical school in 2018, then you should take the MCAT in 2017. If you are eyeing medical school in 2019, then you can take the MCAT in 2018 or before. Ideally, you should start your MCAT prep at least six months prior to your test date. Click here for 2017 MCAT Test Dates.
Again, since there are no academic prerequisites for the MCAT, you can take the MCAT as early as your freshman, sophomore or junior year.