MCAT - Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Format: This is a multiple-choice section which has 52 questions to be solved in 70 minutes. These consist of 13 independent questions and 39 passage-based questions.

Type of questions: The types of questions that are asked in the MCAT Biological Sciences section are divided into two - passage questions and independent questions. Independent questions test a candidate's scientific knowledge of the subject and are limited to that.

Time consumed: You will get 70 minutes to solve the MCAT Biological Sciences section.

Marking scheme: The MCAT Biological Sciences section is scored twice; the first time it is assigned a raw score which is later converted into a scaled score. The converted score is denoted by a number between one and fifteen; also called the scale of fifteen points.

How to Improve Your Skills

Once you have understood the features of this section of the MCAT, you will need to identify the type of questions that you will have to answer. A detailed list of the syllabus that an MCAT applicant is expected to cover can be found by visiting the following link -

Since Biological Sciences depend more upon the knowledge of various topics than on strategy alone, your approach should be in tandem with the syllabus.

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