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PCAT Test format


PCAT Test format

The PCAT consists of 280-mulitple choice questions. The test is 4 1/2 hours long. There are six parts:
  1. Verbal (58 items, 35 minutes)

    • Analogies (60% of the questions)
    • Sentence Completion (40% of the questions)
  2. Biology (58 items, 35 minutes)

    • General Biology (60% of the questions)
    • Microbiology (20% of the questions)
    • Anatomy & Physiology (20% of the questions)
  3. Reading Comprehension (6 passages, 48 items, 50 minutes)

    • Comprehension (30% of the questions)
    • Analysis (40% of the questions)
    • Evaluation (30% of the questions)
  4. Quantitative Ability (58 items, 50 minutes)

    • Geometry (20% of the questions)
    • Algebra (20% of the questions)
    • Probability & Statistics (10% of the questions)
    • Pre-calculus (20% of the questions)
    • Calculus (30% of the questions)
  5. Chemistry (58 items, 35 minutes)

    • General Chemistry (65% of the questions)
    • Organic Chemistry (35% of the questions)
    • Writing (1 writing topic, 30 minutes)
  6. Conventions of Language (100%)