2020 Shortened MCAT Format

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes per Section

Content

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

48 Questions

81 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Biology and biochemistry

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology

 

Standard MCAT Format

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes per Section

Content

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

53 Questions

90 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Biology and biochemistry

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology

 

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