MCAT CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills) by Gold Standard

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MCAT CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills)

Our MCAT CARS practice tests follow the format prescribed by the AAMC for the new MCAT. Each full-length test contains 53 questions, which are based on 9 passages on various Humanities and Social Science subjects. Each question is followed by detailed explanations that include the passage content category and the type of reasoning skills being assessed in the question. All exam attempts are saved in your Personal History section, showing both the raw scores and the estimated scaled scores.

Gold Standard MCAT CARS Practice Tests


  • 5 full-length online timed* MCAT CARS tests with detailed explanations
  • Options are available to Remove Timer for those who still need to work on their timing skills and Time Extension for those taking the MCAT Exam with Accommodations
  • Warm up exercises and test-taking strategies
  • Tests are different from those included in our 7 Gold Standard full-length MCAT practice tests
  • Unlimited exam attempts permitted during your access period with each MCAT CARS test saved in your History section
  • Access period: 3 months
  • Our Price: $160.00

*Each test has a time limit of 90 minutes like the real exam.





MCAT CARS Passage Content Categories

Our MCAT CARS practice tests follow the format prescribed by the AAMC for the new MCAT. Each full-length test contains 53 questions, which are based on 9 passages on various Humanities and Social Science subjects. Each question is followed by detailed explanations that include the passage content category and the type of reasoning skills being assessed in the question. All exam attempts are saved in your Personal History section, showing both the raw scores and the estimated scaled scores.

Humanities (50%) Social Sciences (50%)

Architecture

Anthropology
Art Archaeology

Dance

Economics
Ethics Education

Literature

Geography
Music History

Philosophy

Linguistics
Popular Culture Political Science
Religion Population Health
Theater Psychology
Studies of Diverse Cultures* Sociology
  Studies of Diverse Cultures*

*A passage on Studies of Diverse Cultures can be classified as either Humanities or Social Sciences depending on the focus of the text's discussion.


Question Types: What They Are and How They Are Distributed in the Test

The types of questions presented in this section correspond to the reasoning skills being assessed. They are also distributed in the exam as follows:

Question Types Distribution
Foundations of Comprehension 30%
Reasoning Within the Text 30%
Reasoning Beyond the Text 40%

MCAT CARS questions will not only test your comprehension of the text but also your ability to analyze and use reason and logic in order to make sense of the intricate concepts discussed by the authors. You will also be asked to apply them - in some cases, reinterpret them - in new contexts and situations.


MCAT CARS Sample Passage and Questions by Gold Standard