How to Prepare for MDCAT Biology

MDCAT Biology is conducted to check the understanding and knowledge of students in the subject of Biology. There are several things a candidate must prepare before taking it. Today you’ll learn all about how to prepare for MDCAT biology.

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You’ll learn about:

  • What is included in MDCAT 2024 biology
  • How to prepare MDCAT biology
  • Tips that will help during the exam

What Is Included in MDCAT Biology

Biology is the most important subject because it holds the most wastage out of all the other subjects in MDCAT, which is 45%. 

The test is based on multiple-choice questions and covers topics from all areas of Biology, including Botany, Zoology, and Biochemistry. In order to score well in MDCAT Biology, students need to put in extra effort and focus on their weak areas. 

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The overall exam will consist of 80 multiple-choice questions related to biology, and the time limit will be 3 hours and 30 minutes. It means that you’ll have more than enough time to answer all the questions. All you have to carefully choose is the right option.

The topics you’ll need to cover are:

  • Biodiversity
  • Bioenergetics 
  • Biological molecule 
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Coordination and Control/Nervous & Chemical coordination
  • Diversity Among Animals
  • Enzymes
  • Evolution
  • Life Process in Plants and AnimalsĀ 
  • Prokaryotes
  • Reproduction 
  • Support and Movement
  • Variations and Genetics/Inheritance 

If you’re able to cover all of the above-mentioned topics, you can easily get good scores in MDCAT biology.

How to Prepare for MDCAT Biology

When it comes to the preparation process for biology, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. 

1. Create a Proper Timetable

When preparing for MDCAT, you’ll need to cover different types of subjects (such as Biology, Chemistry & English, etc.), so you’ll need to create a proper timetable and divide all of your tasks so you can give proper time to each of the subjects.

It helps you not only prepare yourself for biology alone but also helps you manage other subjects as well. 

2. Highlight the Important Topics

Memorizing the entire biology book is no easy task. You’ll need to cover a lot of different topics, not to mention other subjects as well. That’s why it’s best that start with memorizing the most important topics. Highlight them when studying and keep them in mind moving forward. 

3. Don’t Take It Lightly

Most of the time, 2nd-year students don’t study biology subject as much as they need to because they think it’s all theory and they can just cram it. That’s the wrong mentality to go with because biology requires you to know a lot of knowledge.

4. Study as Much as You Can 

As I said before, biology is a subject that needs to study a lot. Only a few seats are open, and there are a lot of applicants. Some of the candidates can even remember the smallest point in a single line of the entire book.

With poor preparation, you’ll face a lot of difficulty during the examination.

5. Understand the Concepts 

When a student understands a particular concept that he/she can easily remember during the exam. Many people just cram the information and to some extent that is acceptable. However, by understanding the concepts you can save a lot of time and score better in the overall exam.

6. Take as Many Tests as Possible

Whenever trying to prepare for MDCAT biology, you’ll need to take as many tests as possible. It helps you to keep in the mindset of the exam, and by constantly taking tests, you’ll be able to memorize the topics easily.

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Tips to Help During Exam

When preparing for the MDCAT exam, the candidate is already stressed enough, but when the exam actually begins, it can add a lot more pressure. In that pressure, the student can make a lot of mistakes, so here are a few tips that can help you during the MDCAT.

1. Time Management Is Key

During the exam, you’ll need to answer 80 questions. That means you’ll have to properly manage your time during the exam. It’s important that you manage it wisely and don’t spend too much time on a single question.

2. Don’t Change Your Answers

When you answer a question, don’t change it unless you’re absolutely sure about it. Chances are, if you change your answer, it will be wrong. It’ll decrease your chances of getting a higher score. That’s why it’s best to stick to the original answer and hope for the best.

3. Read the Questions Carefully

You need to read the questions carefully before answering them. There have been cases where students have answered the questions wrong because they didn’t read them properly. You should just relax, read the questions slowly, and don’t rush anything.

Without properly understanding the question, you’re prone to answering the question wrong.

4. Pace Yourself

If you find that you’re struggling with a particular question, skip it and come back to it later. It’s not advisable to spend excessive time on one particular question, as this will only waste your time.

Many people just try to guess the answer. However, the right approach will be to (as mentioned above) skip that MCQ at that time and see what happens.

5. Take Breaks

If you feel like you’re getting tired, take a break. Drink some water or walk around for a bit. It will help refresh your mind, and you’ll be able to answer the questions more easily.

It’s vital that your mind is focused and relaxed because a confused mind can only make the test even harder.


To conclude, MDCAT biology is a challenging subject and requires careful preparation. To score great on a test, students need to put in extra effort. 

By following all of the above-mentioned tips, you can get a good score in the biology section of the exam but keep in mind that it all depends on how you study.

You will perform better during the exam if you dedicate more time to preparing for it. If you like to add any other tips, then mention them in the comments down below.

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