General Test Pattern for MCAT
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a 7 and a half hour long standardized test that not only tests your critical thinking skills and understanding of scientific concepts but also tests your mental stamina. It is a computer-based test used as a prerequisite for admission into professional health schools in US, Canada, Australia etc.
The test has 4 sections in total, 3 of which test your scientific understanding, and 1 tests your critical thinking and reasoning. The 3 science-based sections cover a gamut of subjects: physics, biology, chemistry, sociology, and psychology. These sections hover around the “bigger picture” around the sciences, and specifically incorporate the idea of applying interdisciplinary knowledge to mimic real-world scenarios. The critical reasoning section is akin to the verbal section of other major competitive exams: you’ll be given a passage and the questions require you to analyze the given information and critically examine the presented arguments.