All About the MCAT

For 2014, there are 4 sections:
1. Physical sciences:
52 questions – 7 passages w/ 4-7 questions each + 13 independent questions
70 minutes – take 1 min/question + 2.5 min/passage
2. Verbal Reasoning:
40 questions – 7 passages (~600 words) w/ 4-7 questions each
60 minutes – 2 min/passage + ~1min/question
3. Biological sciences:
52 questions – 7 passages w/ 4-7 questions each + 13 independent questions
70 minutes – take 1 min/question + 2.5 min/passage
4. Trial section: optional, 32 questions, 45 minutes
Other test time involves: Name confirmation, Examinee Agreement, optional Tutorial…a few breaks…and a satisfaction survey (HA!)

I talk about the how-to and a rough outline of my own plan here.

Get one free practice test online at the AAMC website.

More nitty gritty details like cancellation, fees, eligibility, etc.

Other tips:
-Make sure you “practice the test day” including knowing where you’re going, how long it’ll take to get there, what you need to take…etc
-Get familiar with simple math concepts: ratios, fractions, logs/exponents…
-Memorize formulae…Here are several sources: One Page ,  Divided into Topics , Another one for fun

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