The MCAT is a 4 1/2 hour exam that consists of four sections: Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, Biological Sciences, and a Writing Sample. Here's the breakdown of what types of questions you'll face on each one.

More about the MCAT Tests:
Physical Sciences
  • 52 multiple-choice questions
  • 70 minute section
  • Tests math skills, physics, and general chemisty
Verbal Reasoning
  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • 60 minute section
  • Similar to reading comprehension sections on other standardized tests, such as the SAT or the ACT
Biological Science
  • 52 multiple-choice questions
  • 70 minute section
  • Tests basic biology and organic chemistry
Trial Section
  • Voluntary section
  • 45 minutes
  • 32 questions
  • Helps the AAMC determine value of future test questions
  • Volunteers will receive a $30 Amazon gift card
  • You will receive feedback on your answers