The MCAT is a 7.5 hour exam that consists of four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.

More about the MCAT Sections:
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • 59 multiple-choice questions
  • 95 minute section
  • Tests basic biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • 59 multiple-choice questions
  • 95 minute section
  • Tests basic biochemistry, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • 59 multiple-choice questions
  • 95 minute section
  • Tests introductory psychology, sociology, and biology
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
  • 53 multiple-choice questions
  • 90 minute section
  • Similar to reading comprehension sections on other standardized tests, such as the SAT or the ACT
  • Passages come from a variety of humanities and social sciences disciplines