The new MCAT was launched in April 2015. Leading up to this change, test prep companies began writing MCAT books that would be tailored to the new exam. They also started creating free practice tests to give pre-med students an idea of how the new MCAT would be different from the old one. Magoosh does not have any MCAT practice tests at the moment (we do offer our own MCAT prep though), but this article will help point you in the right direction of where to find practice exams 🙂
Where Can I Find Free MCAT Tests and Other Resources Online?
There are a lot of free MCAT resources out there, but it’s important to make sure that the resources you use are of high quality and reflect the content that you’ll see on Test Day. Check out April’s Blog Post about her top online MCAT resources.
In addition to using resources such as Content Outlines or Khan Academy, you should also take practice tests periodically to see the progress you’re making with your MCAT studying. The following websites will provide you with an opportunity to do so:
- Princeton Review offers a free full-length practice test that is self-paced, meaning that you can take the test at your convenience and control settings such as how much time you’d like allotted for each section. If you enter your zip code, you may be able to find a local, computer-based free practice test!
- Gold Standard has a free abbreviated MCAT practice test. Gold Standard has been around since the old MCAT, providing students with high-quality test prep material. The free abbreviated practice test is a third of the length of the actual MCAT, covers all four sections of the exam, and includes answers & explanations for all questions. You can also sign up for their various full-length practice test packages.
- Kaplan periodically provides a free abbreviated practice test online. Keep in mind that the practice test happens at a specific date and time (e.g. March 30th from 6pm-9:30pm ET), so check out the link for the next practice test and mark it on your calendar! They also offer a free ‘MCAT Question a Day’ subscription if you’re looking for some daily practice.
- AAMC: Lastly, here’s a list of practice exams and question packs offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the organization that writes the actual MCAT. Although you have to purchase items such as a Practice Exam for $35, it is absolutely worth the cost. This is the most accurate way to determine how you’ll score on the real MCAT. On top of that, you receive a breakdown of your strengths and areas of improvement, so you know what to focus on as you continue your prep!