MCAT
Course Overview

What is MCAT?

A mandatory 7.5-hour computer-based test for prospective medical students applying to programs in the United States, Canada and Singapore.
Consists of four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.
Conducted between April to September. Candidates may attempt the exam up to three times within a testing year.
Each section is scored between 118 to 132. The total score is an aggregate of the four sections and ranges between 472 - 528.
Official scores are released 30 - 35 days after the exam date.
Medical schools generally accept scores dating back two or three years (4 years for Duke-NUS)
mcat Test Format
The test consists of 4 sections:
 
Section I: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills using university-level knowledge of general chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory physics, introductory biology, and first semester biochemistry.
 
Section II: Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Comprehension, analysis, and reasoning of topics in the social sciences and humanities
 
Section III: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills using university-level knowledge of general chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory physics, introductory biology, and first semester biochemistry.
 
Section IV: Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Scientific inquiry and reasoning skills using university-level knowledge of introductory biology and first-semester psychology and sociology courses.
Sections Questions Duration Scoring
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

59 questions

95 minutes

118 (lowest) - 132 (highest)

Break (optional)

 

10 minutes

 

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

53 questions

90 minutes

118 (lowest) - 132 (highest)

Mid-Exam Break (optional)

 

30 minutes

 

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

59 questions

95 minutes

118 (lowest) - 132 (highest)

Break (optional)

 

10 minutes

 

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

59 questions

95 minutes

118 (lowest) - 132 (highest)

Void Question

End of Day Survey (Optional)

 

3 minutes

5 mintues

 

Total  

Approx. 7.5 hours
Including Test-Day Certification, optional tutorial, optional breaks, Void Question, and optional Satisfaction Survey

472 - 528
Our mcat Courses
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Online Group Course

 

Our extensive 52-Hour MCAT Group Course is now available online! We bring the classroom to you so that you can study in the comfort of your own home. This Group Course is designed for students who prefer an efficient and systematic virtual classroom programme with real, experienced coaches who have taught our students to average 510 on the test, receiving offers from Duke-NUS and more.

Apart from sharpening critical analysis and reasoning skills, we will also cover science topics:
Physics
  • Topic 1: Kinematics & Dynamics; Work, Power & Energy; Momentum
  • Topic 2: Thermodynamics; Fluids & Elasticity; Waves & Sound; Light & Optics
  • Topic 3: Electrostatics; Electricity; Electro-Magnetism; Quantum Physics
General Chemistry
  • Topic 1: Atomic & Molecular Structure; Thermodynamics; Phases & Gases; Kinetics
  • Topic 2: Equilibrium; Acids & Bases; Electrochemistry; Chemistry Lab Techniques
Organic Chemistry
  • Topic 1: Fundamentals; Structures & Stability; Aldehydes & Ketones
  • Topic 2: Carboxylic Acids; Amino Acids & Proteins; Carbohydrates; Lipids & Nucleic Acids
Biology
  • Topic 1: Nervous & Endocrine Systems; Circulatory, Respiratory, Lymphatic &
    Immune Systems; Excretory & Digestive Systems
  • Topic 2: Musculoskeletal System & Skin; Reproductive System; Molecular Biology
    (DNA); Microbiology (Viruses, Fungi & Bacteria)
  • Topic 3: Eukaryotic Cells; Genetics & Evolution; Biology Lab Techniques
Biochemistry
  • Topic 1: Thermodynamics; Kinetics & Activation Energy; Enzyme Structure, Functions & Kinetics; Cellular Respiration; Metabolic Regulation
Psychology and Sociology
  • Topic 1: Interacting with the Environment; Learning, Memory & Behaviour
  • Topic 2: Personality Theories; Motivation; Attitude; Psychological Disorders;
    Self-Identity, Group-Identity & Social Structure
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