MCAT Test Dates


MCAT Exam Dates

The MCAT (which stands for Medical College Admission Test) is offered several times a year in various test centers around the world. To schedule an MCAT test, you must first register on the official Prometric MCAT website.

We recommend that you register at least four weeks in advance. The test maker AAMC divides the registration deadlines into:

  • a gold zone (about four weeks in advance)
  • a silver zone (about three to four weeks in advance)
  • a bronze zone (about one to two weeks in advance)

The later you register, the less flexibility there is. When choosing the exam date, it is also important to observe the application deadlines of the medical schools at which the application is to be made. It can take 30 to 35 days for the results of the MCAT to be available.

MCAT Test Dates

MCAT Test Dates in the United States

MCAT Test Date Score Release Date
January 17 February 18
January 18 February 18
January 23 February 25
March 14 April 14
March 27 May 1
April 4 May 5
April 24 May 27
April 25 May 27
May 9 June 9
May 15 June 16
May 16 June 16
May 21 June 23
May 29 June 30
June 5 July 7
June 19 July 7
June 20 July 7
June 27 July 14
June 28 July 14
July 7 July 21
July 18 August 3
July 23 August 6
July 31 August 18
August 1 August 18
August 7 August 25
August 8 August 25
August 14 September 1
August 29 September 15
September 3 September 22
September 4 September 22
September 11 September 29
September 12 September 29
September 27 October 13
September 28 October 13

MCAT Test Dates outside United States

Country MCAT Exam Dates
Australia January 17, March 14, April 24, May 16, June 20, July 23, August 14, September 11
Hong Kong January 17, March 14, April 24, May 16, June 20, July 7, July 23, August 14, September 4, September 11
France January 18, April 24, May 16, June 20, July 7, July 23, August 14, September 4,September 11
Germany January 17, March 14, April 24, April 25, May 16, June 19, June 20, July 23, August 14, September 11
Israel January 17, January 23, March 14, April 24, May 15, May 29, June 19, July 23, August 14, September 11
Japan January 17, April 24, May 16, June 20, July 23, August 14, September 11
Lebanon January 17, January 18, January 23, April 24, April 25, May 29, July 23, July 31, August 1, August 7, August 8, September 11, September 12
Qatar January 17, January 18, March 14, June 19, June 20, July 31, August 1
Singapore January 17, January 18, January 23, March 14, March 27, April 24, April 25, May 15, May 16, May 29, June 20, July 18, July 23, August 7, August 8, August 14, August 29, September 4, September 11, September 12
South Africa January 17, April 24, May 16, June 20, July 23, September 11
Taiwan January 17, March 14, May 16, June 20, July 23, August 14, September 11
Thailand January 17, January 18, March 14, March 27, April 24, May 16, June 20, August 8, August 14, September 11
United Kingdom January 17, January 18, March 14, April 24, May 15, May 16, June 19, June 20, July 23, August 14, September 3, September 11

MCAT costs and financing options

The registration fee for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is US $ 275 if you register in the Gold or Silver Zone. If you first register in the Bronze Zone, the fee is US $ 325. In addition, there is an examination outside the USA in each In the case of an international fee of US $ 90. In total, depending on the registration date, the examination fees range from US $ 365 to US $ 415. Payment of the fees is currently only possible online by credit card.

MCAT Test Structure

The MCAT examines the following three areas:

  • Physics and Chemistry (Physical Sciences)
  • Biology (Biological Sciences)
  • linguistic understanding (verbal reasoning)

It takes about 4 hours and 5 minutes in total and consists mainly of multiple-choice questions.

The questions in the field of Physical Sciences test problem-solving skills in the general areas of these two fundamental disciplines. 70 minutes are available for this.

The area of the Verbal Reasoning takes 60 minutes. The questions test reading comprehension based on given text passages. The texts can come from the humanities, social or natural sciences and do not require any special knowledge. However, a good basic knowledge is certainly helpful.

The Biological Sciences section of the exam lasts 70 minutes and includes questions about the fundamentals of biology and organic chemistry.

Trial Section

Up until 2013 there was also another exam section – the writing sample. However, this has since been abolished. The so-called Trial Section has taken its place. This voluntary test section lasts 45 minutes and is not included in the evaluation. The Trial Section contains questions for future trial versions that will be tested in this way under realistic conditions.