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MCAT 2015 Time Limits

  • by Kerry Goldstein
  • Nov 21, 2014
  • MCAT 2015, MCAT Blog, MCAT Info, MCAT Long Form, Med School Admissions

While having an in depth understanding of the content tested by the new MCAT will be vital to your success on test day, there is something else you need to worry about.  Timing.  The MCAT tests your ability to solve problems, and solve them quickly, just as much as it tests your knowledge of organic chemistry and physics.

So just how much time will you have?  Lets take a look:

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Number of Questions: 53

Section Time: 90 minutes

Minutes per Passage: 10

Minutes per Question: A little over 1.5 minutes

 

Psychological, Sociological, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Number of Questions:

Section Time: 95 minutes

Minutes per Passage: 8 minutes

Minutes per Question: About 1.5 minutes

 

Biological Sciences

Number of Questions:

Section Time: 95 minutes

Minutes per Passage: 8 minutes

Minutes per Question: About 1.5 minutes

 

Physical Sciences

Number of Questions:

Section Time: 95 minutes

Minutes per Passage: 8 minutes

Minutes per Question: About 1.5 minutes

 

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