The VCAT is based on approximately 300 total questions in a multiple-choice format. Generally the questions asked only have four choices although there may be more. The questions are independent from any other question unless specifically stated otherwise. The approximate time of the VCAT (including rest and lunch breaks) is about three and one half hours (210 minutes).
Areas of Testing on the VCAT
- Fifty biology questions
- Fifty chemistry (inorganic and organic) questions
- Forty reading comprehension questions
- Forty quantitative questions
- Fifty verbal questions
Testing Fees and Important Dates for the VCAT
You will need to read the Candidate Information booklet carefully to determine the exact fees and dates as they may change without notice.
The testing fee for the VCAT is currently between $50 and $65. To avoid the late application fee, you will need to have your application in by the deadline published, usually five weeks prior to the examination date.
The VCAT is offered twice a year, usually in October and November. Students can apply online at www.vmcas.org.