How to rock on the MCAT exam by beating the average score in the MCAT Physical Sciences section.
In the Physical Science section of the MCAT you are given 70 minutes to answer 52 questions. Your questions will come from:
The MCAT exam will test your basic understanding of these subjects along with your ability to understand advanced material and interpret visual representations (charts and/or graphs) and then solve problems based on them.
The MCAT Physical Sciences section of the MCAT exam will contain several problem sets, each consisting of a short passage or data set followed by multiple choice questions based on the problem set.
There will also be about 12 discrete multiple-choice questions that are not based on a passage or data set. Since the discrete questions test your raw ability in the physical sciences it is best to answer all these questions first, giving yourself 10 minutes to do so.
Plus, by doing the discrete questions first you can use the remaining time to tackle the more time consuming passage based questions.
I know some of you are going to be very grateful if you are reading this page and have not completed general chemistry or physics yet. Using the advice of my premed advisors look at the topics covered below because it will give you an idea where you should focus your efforts while in class. The outline will help in your MCAT preparation for the MCAT Physical Sciences section.
Phases and Phase Equilibria
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry
Rate Processes in Chemical Reactions - Kinetics and Equilibrium
Force and Motion, Gravitation
Equilibrium and Momentum
Work and Energy
Waves and Periodic Motion
Fluids and Solids
Electrostatics and Electromagnetism
Electric Circuit Elements
Light and Geometrical Objects
Atomic and Nuclear Structure
Basic Concepts and General Techniques