MCAT changes: important updates
time for MCAT 2013 and 2014 will be shorter than it was in the recent years because
the Writing Sample section will no longer be administered. Instead, a 45-minute
Trial Section will take its place.
will be the last section of the test day.
is voluntary and unscored: results
of the Trial Section will not affect the candidates’ MCAT scores at all.
does not require pre-registration.
will only be administered to volunteers AFTER completing the core
“scored” sections of the exam, selecting “I
wish to have my MCAT exam SCORED,” and by answering “YES” to the statement
“Please indicate below if you would like
to participate in the Trial Section.”
It consists of 32 new questions in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and physics, or in psychology,
sociology and biology
Questions are based on an examinee’s completed courses as indicated
in his/her MCAT registration.
What’s in it for the AAMC?
Responses in the Trial Section
will be used as bases in selecting topics and questions, which will be included
in the MCAT 2015.
What’s in it
for the candidates?
A peek at the content that medical school admissions officers want
applicants to know
$30 Amazon.com® Gift Card Claim Code, which will be emailed within
3-4 weeks, for those who made sincere and honest efforts in answering the Trial
Performance feedback that could be used as comparative assessment with
other volunteer examinees