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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Bellpepper, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Bellpepper

    Bellpepper New Member

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Okay, the other day i was talking to someone who said that the MCAT is a 12 hour long test, that sounds really fishy, or was the person correct? Is the test the same in the u.s and in Canada, or in canada does it take 12 hours? :confused:

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Apparition

    Apparition 1K Member
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    May 5, 2002
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    It's not 12 hours. The test itself is 5 hours and 45 minutes, but there are breaks and paperwork, which is why it usually takes 8-5 to take it. I don't know about Canada though.
  3. Kazema

    Kazema In a kingdom by the sea
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    Mar 16, 2004
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    You spend 5 hours and 45 minutes actually doing the test. But including breaks and administrative stuff, it's something like 8 AM to 5 PM, so a total of 9 hours from when you get there and when you leave.

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