What should I expect on test day?

Make sure you are early to your exam. You do not want to cause yourself additional stress by being late.

Here is the MCAT exam overview for 2020 according to AAMC:

  • Test-Day Certification – 4 minutes
  • Tutorial (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (59 questions) – 95 minutes
  • Break (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (53 questions) – 90 minutes
  • Mid-Exam Break (optional) – 30 minutes
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (59 questions) – 95 minutes
  • Break (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (59 questions) – 95 minutes
  • Void Question – 3 minutes
  • Satisfaction Survey (optional) – 5 minutes

Total Content time 6 hours and 15 minutes
Total “Seated” time Approx. 7 hours and 30 minutes

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