OAT Test


If you are considering a future in the optometry field, then the Optometry Admission Test (or OAT test) is a must when applying to optometry school. While you are required to have completed one year of college before taking the exam, test-takers are encouraged to finish at least two years at their university. And, your coursework must include biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Your classes in the sciences will be tested during the OAT exam, as the four sections include Physics, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Survey of Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry).

During this three hour exam (offered only on a computer), you will have 50 minutes for Physics, 45 minutes for Quantitative Reasoning, 50 minutes for Reading Comprehension, and 90 minutes for the Survey of Natural Sciences. Following the test, you will have an unofficial score which will be placed on a scale from 200 to 400. In 2012, the official average scores ranged from 293 to 354. Of course, there is more to an application than high marks on an exam, yet you should score well by your second attempt to improve your application. At Mometrix, our growing library of free tutorial videos can be your guide to success on the OAT test. We wish you the best in your studies and for your exam day.


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OAT Practice Test

Use the free OAT practice test questions below to get a better understanding of the OAT exam. Take advantage of this valuable resource to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses.

OAT Study Guide

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Last updated: 06/30/2017
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