The AAMC released the most recent edition of the MCAT. The scores are reported down into four sections:
- 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
Almost all medical schools in the United States, as well as several in Canada, need MCAT exam scores.
Quick details about MCAT:-
|Duration||7 hours, 30 minutes|
|Sections||Physical Sciences, CARS, Biological Sciences, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior|
|Cost||$325 for initial registration|
|Avg. Score||500 total, 125 in each section|
MCAT: Criteria for Eligibility
MCAT has no special qualifying requirements; applicants who wish to apply to health professional institutes are all eligible to take the exam.
The following are some of the several types of health professional institutes:
- Veterinary medicine is the practice of treating animals.
NOTE: If an applicant already has an MBBS degree or is enrolled in an MBBS program, he or she can take the MCAT exam without needing additional permission.
Candidates who desire to take the MCAT exam in 2022 can do so by following these easy steps:
- To begin, go to www.aamc.org, which is the official website.
- Follow the MCAT link after accessing the official website.
- Then go to the part on the right side of the page where you may register for the MCAT exam.
- Complete the registration process and pay the registration cost if applicable.
- The application should also save a physical copy of the apparition for future reference.
MCAT: Important Dates
On September 11, 2021, the MCAT testing cycle finished, with over 88,000 examinees taking the exam. The MCAT exam dates for 2022 are now published and seen below.
On October 13 and 14, 2022, registration for the MCAT Testing year of 2022 will open. Filling out your information in the MCAT Registration System ahead of time will save you time on registration day.
|Test Date||Score Release|
|January 14, 2022||February 15, 2022|
|January 15, 2022||February 15, 2022|
|January 20, 2022||February 22, 2022|
|January 21, 2022||February 22, 2022|
|March 12, 2022||April 12, 2022|
|March 25, 2022||April 26, 2022|
|April 8, 2022||May 10, 2022|
|April 9, 2022||May 10, 2022|
|April 29, 2022||May 31, 2022|
|April 30, 2022||May 31, 2022|
|May 13, 2022||June 14, 2022|
|May 14, 2022||June 14, 2022|
|May 19, 2022||June 21, 2022|
|May 27, 2022||June 28, 2022|
|June 4, 2022||July 6, 2022|
|June 17, 2022||July 19, 2022|
|June 18, 2022||July 19, 2022|
|June 24, 2022||July 26, 2022|
|June 25, 2022||July 26, 2022|
|June 30, 2022||August 1, 2022|
|July 16, 2022||August 16, 2022|
|July 29, 2022||August 30, 2022|
|August 5, 2022||September 7, 2022|
|August 20, 2022||September 20, 2022|
|August 26, 2022*||September 27, 2022|
|August 27, 2022||September 27, 2022|
|September 1, 2022||October 4, 2022|
|September 2, 2022*||October 4, 2022|
|September 9, 2022*||October 11, 2022|
|September 10, 2022||October 11, 2022|
NOTE: For more information related to 2022 Calendars, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates, visit the official website
Fee Structure For MCAT:
MCAT fees tend to fluctuate every year, so it’s crucial to stay on top of the fee schedule. when it comes time to register. The following are the MCAT fees for 2021:
- $325 for regular registration
- international fee: $115
- Date and/or Location of the Exam $50-$200 to reschedule
- Registration for the FAP is $130.
- Rescheduled FAP: $20-$80
NOTE: Examinees testing outside the US, Canada, or US Territories will be charged a $120 International fee in addition to the initial registration fee. International fees are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.
Note: For Fee assistance program visit the official website
Students frequently question the ideal time to take the MCAT. The answer is based on your ability to properly study for the exam and your desire to pursue medical school. Don’t scramble the studying process and risk a lesser score, and don’t spend so much time studying that your applications are delayed.
We recommend planning your MCAT test dates into your medical school application process. But keep in mind that this is just the beginning; after you achieve your ideal score, you’ll want to dedicate all of your concentration to the numerous papers that remain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. When should I take the MCAT in preparation for the 2022 cycle?
Between January and April of your application year, you should take the MCAT for the last time. If you want to start medical school in August 2023, for example, you’ll need to take the MCAT within the first four months of 2022—no later than April 2022.
Q.2 How much time should you commit to studying for the MCAT?
Most students will require 10–15 hours per week for at least four to six months to study for the MCAT. In total, you should study for the MCAT for at least 200 to 300 hours.
Q3. What is the cost of the MCAT exam?
The MCAT will set you back at least $320. The fee is $375 for those who register within eight days of the exam date. MCAT test-takers from outside the United States, Canada, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico must pay an extra $115 international registration fee.
Q4. Is there a limit to how many times I may take the MCAT?
The MCAT exam can be taken up to three times. Two consecutive-year periods: The MCAT exam can be taken up to four times.
Q5. How long is an MCAT score last for?
MCAT results are valid for five years after they are submitted. If your MCAT results are older than 5 years at the time of application, you will be asked to retake the exam.