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MCAT Test Structure
By www.aamc.org
MCAT test consists of four sections:
  • Physical Sciences (PS)
  • Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  • Biological Sciences (BS)
  • Trial Section (optional)


(1)Physical Sciences(PS)
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics
Questions:52 Minutes:70

(2)Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  • Humanities - Passages in the humanities area are drawn from excerpts in architecture, art, literature, music, philosophy, popular culture, religion, and theater.
  • Social Sciences - Passages in the social sciences focus on anthropology, archaeology, economics, education, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • Natural Sciences and Technology - Passages in the natural sciences and technology area emphasize the significance of scientific and technological issues and advances.Passages in the Natural Sciences and Technology focus on astronomy, botany, computer science, ecology, ethology, geology,meteorology, technology, and zoology.
Questions:40 Minutes:60

(3)Biological Sciences (BS)
  • Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
Questions:52 Minutes:70

(4)Trial Section (optional)

The Trial Section is a voluntary and unscored section that asks you to test out questions for a future version of the MCAT exam. It will be the last section of the test day.

Questions:32 Minutes:45

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