This is a guide on the MCAT 2017 exam season. In 2015, the AAMC significantly changed format and the content that the MCAT examines. The change wasn’t really drastic. What is less known: real updates happen every single year. The updates to MCAT 2017 exam will be based on data from previous years.
The MCAT has become a more passage-based exam. This trend is expected to continue into the MCAT 2017. Doctors need to think on their feet, reason, and analyze material that may seem novel and difficult. They need to think and reason through material they may not be familiar with. This is why passages are so important.
|Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems||59||95|
|Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems||59||95|
|Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills||53||90|
|Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior||59||95|
How many hours does the MCAT take?
Total Content Time: 6 hours and 15 minutes
Total “Seated” Time: 7 hours and 33 minutes
The highest overall score on the MCAT 2017 is 528 and the lowest overall score is 472.
The overall score is sum of the 4 section scores. Each section score ranges from 118 to 132.
Is the MCAT all multiple choice?
Yes, the exam is entirely multiple choice.
What time does the MCAT start?
All exams start at 8:00 am in the local timezone.
Quick Facts on MCAT CARS
|CARS Number of Passages||CARS Number of Questions||MCAT CARS Time||MCAT CARS time per passage|
|9||53. Every question will be based on a passage.||90 minutes||10 minutes|
What is the Content of the Passages in the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section(CARS)?
Quick Facts on MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
|MCAT Biological Sciences Number Of Questions||MCAT Biological Sciences time|
Quick Facts on MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
|MCAT Chemical and Physical Sciences Number Of Questions||MCAT Chemical and Physical time|
Quick Facts on MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
|MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations Number Of Questions||MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations time|