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The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a computer-based standardized test for students wishing to attend medical schools in the United States and Canada. Administered by the non-profit Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the test assesses problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis, writing skills, and knowledge of scientific concepts. The MCAT can be taken from late January until mid-September every year. Scores are generally released one month after the test date. See the MCAT URL for more information on how to register, or see the Association of American Medical Colleges site for more details.

Additionally, you can e-mail mcat@aamc.org, call 202-828-0690, or mail:
Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical College Admission Test
2450 N St., NW
Washington, DC 20037


Registration for the new MCAT2015 exam will open in mid-February, with the first administration of the new exam on April 17, 2015.

In order to ensure that you receive your first pick regarding time and date of testing, the AAPC advises
registering for the test 60-90 days ahead of your desired test date.

MCAT Biological Science Practice Questions

1. Jones oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes is used to produce carboxylic acids by reaction with

  1. K2Cr2O7 in concentrated H2SO4
  2. CrO3 in sulfuric acid
  3. KMnO4 in sulfuric acid
  4. MnO2 in hydrochloric acid

2. High-boiling liquids should be distilled under reduced pressure because

  1. they have high vapor pressures
  2. they have low melting points
  3. they can decompose at temperatures below their boiling points
  4. they do not boil at normal pressure

3. A monosaccharide is

  1. a cyclic ketone
  2. a branched chain aldehyde
  3. a simple sugar
  4. an α-hydroxycarboxylic acid

4. Removal of an α hydrogen atom from a carbonyl compound is favored by

  1. delocalization of the remaining negative charge
  2. enolate formation
  3. 3o amines
  4. none of the above

5. Substituent groups can be added to benzene rings by a

  1. Claisen condensation reaction
  2. Wittig reaction
  3. Friedel-Crafts reaction
  4. bicycloannulation reaction

MCAT Physical Science Practice Questions

1. Two cars driving in opposite directions collide. If you ignore friction and any other outside interactions, which of the following statements is always true?

  1. The total momentum is conserved.
  2. The sum of the potential and kinetic energy are conserved.
  3. The total velocity of the cars is conserved.
  4. The total impulse is conserved.

2. A bowling ball with a mass of 4 kilograms moving at a speed of 10 meters per second hits a stationary 1 kg bowling ball in a head-on elastic collision. What is the speed of the stationary ball after the collision?

  1. 0 m/s
  2. 10 m/s.
  3. Less than 10 m/s, but not 0 m/s.
  4. More than 10 m/s

3. Which statement best explains why the work done by a gravitational force on an object does not depend on the path the object takes.

  1. Work depends on the path when there is friction. The longer the path the more energy is required to overcome friction.
  2. Gravitational fields that arise from the interaction between point masses always produce elliptical paths of motion.
  3. A falling object experiences a change in potential energy.
  4. When an object falls down the work done by gravity is positive and when an object is thrown up the work done by gravity is negative.

For each of the following questions, select only one answer choice.

4. A motorcycle weighs twice as much as a bicycle and is moving twice as fast. Which of the following statements is true?

  1. The motor cycle has four times as much kinetic energy as the bicycle.
  2. The motor cycle has eight times as much kinetic energy as the bicycle.
  3. The bicycle and the motorcycle have the same kinetic energy.
  4. The bicycle has four times as much kinetic energy as the motorcycle.

5. Two objects of masses m and M are a distance R apart. The force of their gravitational attraction is given by GmM/R2. Their gravitational potential energy is given by -GmM/R. If the distance between these two objects doubles from 100 km to 200 km, what happens to the ratio of the gravitational force to the gravitational potential energy?

  1. Doubled
  2. Quadrupled
  3. Halved
  4. Quartered

MCAT Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

1. Sharon’s _____ disposition drew an ever-increasing circle of friends to her.

  1. aloof
  2. patrician
  3. genial
  4. supercilious

2. The candidate’s _____ statements to the press made her a laughingstock on late-night TV.

  1. pithy
  2. insightful
  3. factual
  4. fatuous

3. In those lazy days of summer, Sam and Sandra grew ever more _____, preferring to rest in their hammocks than do any gardening.

  1. indolent
  2. ambitious
  3. furtive
  4. sordid

4. Daniel _____ believed in Emerson’s idea of _____€”that all things in nature, human beings included, progressed forward in constant improvement.

  1. half-heartedly, abeyance
  2. inconclusively, vindication
  3. fervently, amelioration
  4. inevitably, anticipation

5. The _____ between the value of Robert’s house and the amount he owed on it caused Robert many sleepless nights.

  1. congruity
  2. disparity
  3. contingency
  4. transition

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