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MDCAT Timetable [Quick Preparation Guide]

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When you start preparing for the MDCAT test, you often worry about the preparation in accordance with the best timetable. Believe me, it is going to be one of the easiest things that you can do in a month.

Nowadays, students think that the MDCAT preparation requires a lot of time and a very complex timetable to be followed whereas it is just a misconception in their mind. You can prepare the MDCAT within a month if you give an efficient time and a full concentration towards the goal you want to achieve.

In this article, we will tell you how you can prepare through the MDCAT timetable. This timetable will surely work if you go through it thoroughly. Before we proceed further, let us have a look at the structure, weightage, and difficulty levels of MDCAT.

S/NOSUBJECTPERCENTAGEMCQs
1Biology3268
2Chemistry26.556
3Physics26.556
4English1020
5Logical Reasoning510
6Total100210

MDCAT Pattern

  • There are 210 multiple choice questions that are divided into five different portions.
  • 20% MCQs are easy, 20% hard, and 60% MCQs are medium.
  • The time allowed for MDCAT is 210 minutes.
  • It is a computer-based test.
  •  The minimum percentage you would be required to pass is 65.

Let’s Divide subject-wise.

  1. Biology is the first most important part with 68 MCQs (32% of overall)
  2. Chemistry is the second important part with 56 MCQs (26% of overall)
  3. Physics is the third most important part with 56 MCQs (26% of overall)
  4. English is the fourth most important part with 20 MCQs (10% of overall)
  5. Logical Reasoning is the last most important part with 10 MCQs (5% of overall)

The above theory and table can give a clear idea of how the MDCAT is designed. We will keep this understanding as our base for making the best MDCAT timetable.

MDCAT Biology Timetable

Dear students, you must have observed from the above design that biology is the most important part of the overall test. Also, it contains the highest number of MCQs (68 questions/32%). If we look at the syllabus of Biology, we will find 13 content topics that would need to be prepared within a month.

  1. Bio-diversity (acellular life/variety of life)
  2. Bio-energetic
  3. Biological molecules
  4. Cell structure and function
  5. Coordination and control/nervous & chemical coordination
  6. Diversity among animals
  7. Enzymes
  8. Evolution
  9. Life process in animals and plants (nutrition/gaseous exchange/ transport)
  10. Prokaryotes
  11. Reproduction
  12. Support and movement
  13. Variation and genetics/inheritance

Let us have a look at the timetable below of 30 days that will provide you the best roadmap to crack the MDCAT.

Look, you have 13 topics to prepare in a month. It would be a very good criterion if you prepare one topic in two days. There is a total of 30 days where 13 topics would take 26 days of the month. Each week, you have to prepare 3 topics whereas one of your weeks should adjust for 4 topics. Keep the rest of the four days for revision. We will tell you how you can revise your topics in these four days in the last portion. The tabular form of the above procedure would look like this:

DaysBiology TopicsTime
Day 1Bio-diversity (acellular life/variety of life)
4 hours
Day 2Bio-diversity (acellular life/variety of life)
4 hours
Day 3Bio-energetic 4 hours
Day 4Bio-energetic 4 hours
Day 5Biological molecules

4 hours
Day 6Biological molecules

4 hours
Day 7Revision of the above topics 4 hours
Day 8Cell structure and function4 hours
Day 9Cell structure and function4 hours
Day 10Coordination and control/nervous & chemical coordination

4 hours
Day 11Coordination and control/nervous & chemical coordination

4 hours
Day 12Diversity among animals4 hours
Day 13Diversity among animals 4 hours
Day 14Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 15Enzymes4 hours
Day 16Enzymes4 hours
Day 17Evolution4 hours
Day 18Evolution4 hours
Day 19Life process in animals and plants (nutrition/gaseous exchange/ transport) 4 hours
Day 20Life process in animals and plants (nutrition/gaseous exchange/ transport) 4 hours
Day 21Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 22Prokaryotes 4 hours
Day 23Prokaryotes 4 hours
Day 24Reproduction 4 hours
Day 25Support and movement 4 hours
Day 26Support and movement 4 hours
Day 27Variation and genetics/inheritance4 hours
Day 28Variation and genetics/inheritance4 hours
Day 29Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 30A brief overview of all topics4 hours

MDCAT Chemistry Timetable

Chemistry is the longest portion of all. It contains 19 content topics to prepare. Here, you have to study it in an optimal time and fast manner because there are a lot of topics to prepare for. Remember, this is the second essential part after Biology. So, use your time gently to prepare in a month. A portion of Chemistry contains 56 MCQs (26.55%). The list of the topics of chemistry is shown below.

  1. Introduction to fundamental concepts of chemistry
  2. Atomic structure
  3. Gases
  4. Liquids
  5. Solids
  6. Chemical equilibrium
  7. Reaction kinetics
  8. Thermo-chemistry and energetics of chemical reactions
  9. Electrochemistry
  10. Chemical bonding
  11. S and p block elements
  12. Transition elements
  13. Fundamental principles of organic chemistry
  14. Chemistry of hydrocarbons
  15. Alkyl halides
  16. Alcohols and phenols
  17. Aldehydes and ketones
  18. Carboxylic acids
  19. Macromolecules

Now you can see that you have to prepare almost a topic in a day. What we suggest is that you should prepare one topic in a day, and just briefly go through the next topic so that it becomes easy to study the next day. You would cover your content in 19 days in this way. The rest of the days should be kept for revision as it has a lot of things to prepare. Look at the timetable below and prepare accordingly.

DaysChemistry TopicsTime
Day 1Introduction to fundamental concepts of chemistry

4 hours
Day 2Atomic structure4 hours
Day 3Gases4 hours
Day 4Liquids4 hours
Day 5Solids4 hours
Day 6Chemical equilibrium4 hours
Day 7Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 8Reaction kinetics

4 hours
Day 9Thermo-chemistry and energetics of chemical reactions 4 hours
Day 10Electrochemistry 4 hours
Day 11Chemical bonding 4 hours
Day 12S and p block elements4 hours
Day 13Transition elements 4 hours
Day 14Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 15Fundamental principles of organic chemistry4 hours
Day 16Chemistry of hydrocarbons4 hours
Day 17Alkyl halides4 hours
Day 18Alcohols and phenols

4 hours
Day 194 hours
Day 20Aldehydes and ketones4 hours
Day 21Carboxylic acids4 hours
Day 22Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 23Revise first 3 topics4 hours
Day 24Revise second three topics4 hours
Day 25Revise third three topics
Day 26 Revise fourth three topics4 hours
Day 27Revise fifth three topics4 hours
Day 28Revise last four topics4 hours
Day 29Give an overview of the first 10 topics4 hours
Day 30Give an overview of the last 19 topics4 hours

MDCAT Physics Timetable

Physics has equal importance to Chemistry. It contains 56 MCQs (26.5%). There are 13 topics to prepare in Physics. The list of topic names is given below.

  1. Force and motion
  2. Work and energy
  3. Rotational and circular motion
  4. Wave
  5. Thermodynamics
  6. Electrostatics
  7. Current electricity
  8. Electromagnetism
  9. Electromagnetic induction
  10. Electronics
  11. Dawn of modern physics
  12. Atomic spectra
  13. Nuclear physics

Again, prepare one topic in two days, and keep the rest of the four days for revision.

DaysPhysics TopicsTime
Day 1Force and motion4 hours
Day 2Force and motion4 hours
Day 3Work and energy4 hours
Day 4Work and energy4 hours
Day 5Rotational and circular motion4 hours
Day 6Rotational and circular motion4 hours
Day 7Revision of the above topics 4 hours
Day 8Waves4 hours
Day 9Waves4 hours
Day 10Thermodynamics4 hours
Day 11Thermodynamics4 hours
Day 12Electrostatics4 hours
Day 13Electrostatics4 hours
Day 14Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 15Current electricity4 hours
Day 16Current electricity4 hours
Day 17Electromagnetic induction4 hours
Day 18Electromagnetic induction4 hours
Day 19Electromagnetic induction

4 hours
Day 20Electromagnetic induction

4 hours
Day 21Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 22Electronics 4 hours
Day 23Electronics 4 hours
Day 24Dawn of modern physics4 hours
Day 25Dawn of modern physics4 hours
Day 26Atomic spectra4 hours
Day 27Atomic spectra4 hours
Day 28Revision of the above topics4 hours
Day 29Nuclear physics4 hours
Day 30A brief overview of all topics4 hours

MDCAT English Timetable

English portion is all about the command you have in the English language. It is going to be a medium throughout your medical studies. There are six important areas of English that you need to practice in 30 days.

  1.  Comprehend key vocabulary
  2. Demonstrate control of tenses and sentence structure
  3. Demonstrate ability to differentiate between the correct and incorrect structure of sentences & Use of writing conventions of spelling, capitalization, and Punctuation
  4. Demonstrate correct use of subject-verb agreement & of articles and prepositions
  5. Demonstrate ability to identify mistakes in sentences or short written texts. These errors could be of inappropriate word order, vocabulary, etc.
  6. Demonstrate ability to comprehend short written text and select the most appropriate responses

English is not like other subjects. Practicing all six areas of the English language every day would be considered the best strategy because most of the students lack English composition and comprehension skills. So, practice each module every day and get ready for the MDCAT within a month.

MDCAT Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning questions evaluate the ability to analyze, evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. The questions are based on short arguments drawn from a wide variety of sources. There Are six important areas that you would practice every day. It would be the best strategy if you practice all of them every day. The list is given below.

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Letter and symbol series
  3. Logical deduction
  4. logical problems
  5. Course of action
  6. Cause & effect

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