Understand the MCAT Exam

The AAMC has resources to help you understand what's on the MCAT exam.

What's on the MCAT Exam? Interactive Tool

This free online, interactive tool is everything you need to know to prepare for the MCAT exam. Discover every concept and skill tested on the exam by section, watch videos, and see sample questions with explanations.


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Official Guide to the MCAT Exam
The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fourth Edition

The first comprehensive review of the new MCAT exam, this guide includes a deep dive into the content of the exam, information about registration, what to expect on test day, the score scale, and how your scores will be used in the admissions process.

The guide also includes 120 practice questions--30 from each of the four sections of the exam. These practice questions are available in an online format that simulates the real MCAT exam experience.

Before purchasing The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam + Online Practice Questions, please note the following:

In mid-December 2017, the AAMC will release the new Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fifth Edition. This edition includes the same content outline and questions found in Part 2 of the Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition. Only Part 1, which provides an overview of exam structure, registration and scheduling logistics, prep resources, test day procedures, and scoring, will be updated for this new release.

If you wish to receive the Fifth Edition, please wait to make this purchase until it is released in mid-December.

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Creating a Study Plan

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Preparing for the MCAT exam takes time. It's no surprise one of the most frequently asked questions we get is “What's the best way to prepare for the exam?”

MCAT Test Prep Bulk Order Purchasing

Bulk orders, for quantities of 10 test preparation products or more, may be useful to companies, students, or groups.

MCAT Mini-Test e-Book

Download this FREE e-book to get 12 sample questions and answers (three questions in each of the four new sections of the MCAT exam). You'll get a chance to answer the questions and then check if you got the right answer.