MCAT survival tips


The MCAT or the Medical College Admission Test is a computer-based, multiple-choice, standardized exam that all medical school applicants must take before attending medical school, it’s known the key to medical school’s gateway, you pass it, you have it.

MCAT SUBJECTS:

  1. Physics
  2. Biology (zoology and botany).
  3. Chemistry.
  4. English.
  5. General knowledge.

 

MARKS DIVISION:

  • Physics: 15 MCQs.
  • Chemistry: 15 MCQs.
  • Biology: 15 MCQs.
  • English: 10 MCQs.
  • GK: 10 MCQs.

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Enlist your fields.
  • Make up your mind.
  • Make the decision for one.
  • Enlist good centers (online or not)
  • Choose the best one.
  • Stay motivated.
  • Think positive
  • Manage time with skills.

 

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED:

  • Enlist your dreams.
  • Fire up your goals.
  • Look at your favorite inspirational personality.
  • Enlist the topics you have to do.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Give rewards to yourself on accomplishment.


FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE EXAMS:

PRACTICE EXAMS, PRACTICE EXAMS, PRACTICE EXAMS!!! This is something I truly cannot stress enough; in case you didn’t get that from all my shouty capitals. The more you can familiarize yourself with the format and question structure, the better you will be at attempting.

REGISTER EARLY:

There is nothing worse than going to register for your testing date only to find that every location in your state is filled. Why give yourself the additional test day stress of having to drive to another state if you don’t have to? Be proactive, register ASAP!

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE MEDICAL BURNOUTS:

When I heard about the burnouts, I thought to myself that those are for weak bums, and I completely disregarded the thought of experiencing one of my own: arrogance, three months is short in the sense that you don’t have time to review EVERYTHING, but it definitely feels like forever when you are waking up in the morning, sitting in the same spot, reading and solving problems for hours on end until you find yourself reading the same line over and over again with nothing being processed in your brain. Challenging yourself is good. Having ambition helps.


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