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MCAT Exam Dates 2022: The Complete Guide!

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The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice exam that evaluates your problem-solving abilities, critical thinking skills, and understanding of natural, behavioral, and social scientific ideas and principles, all of which are required for medical school admission.

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.

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Quick details about MCAT:-

  Frequency                15 times/year
      Duration   7 hours, 30 minutes
  Sections  Physical Sciences, CARS, Biological Sciences, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  Cost      $325 for initial registration
  Max. Score      528
  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:

  • Allopathic
  • Osteopathic
  • Podiatric
  • 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.

Registration Procedure

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.

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Test DateScore Release
January 14, 2022February 15, 2022
January 15, 2022February 15, 2022
January 20, 2022February 22, 2022
January 21, 2022February 22, 2022
March 12, 2022April 12, 2022
March 25, 2022April 26, 2022
April 8, 2022May 10, 2022
April 9, 2022May 10, 2022
April 29, 2022May 31, 2022
April 30, 2022May 31, 2022
May 13, 2022June 14, 2022
May 14, 2022June 14, 2022
May 19, 2022June 21, 2022
May 27, 2022June 28, 2022
June 4, 2022July 6, 2022
June 17, 2022July 19, 2022
June 18, 2022July 19, 2022
June 24, 2022July 26, 2022
June 25, 2022July 26, 2022
June 30, 2022August 1, 2022
July 16, 2022August 16, 2022
July 29, 2022August 30, 2022
August 5, 2022September 7, 2022
August 20, 2022September 20, 2022
August 26, 2022*September 27, 2022
August 27, 2022September 27, 2022
September 1, 2022October 4, 2022
September 2, 2022*October 4, 2022
September 9, 2022*October 11, 2022
September 10, 2022October 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.

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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.

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