Anyone applying to an American school of Pharmacy will need to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). The test is offered during four brief windows per year, in January, July, September, and October/November. The exam is given nationwide at Pearson VUE testing centers. The test takes nearly five hours to complete and consists of six sections. One section involves writing an essay. There are five multiple-choice sections: verbal ability, biology, chemistry, reading comprehension and quantitative ability. The composite score is based on the multiple-choice sections, and can range from 200 – 600. There is no passing score; pharmacy schools set their own standards for acceptable scores. The Mometrix Academy library of PCAT practice test questions and prep videos can help you prepare for this crucial exam.
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PCAT Exam Overview
What is on the PCAT test?
The PCAT exam tests your knowledge of math, verbal, reading comprehension, writing skills, and critical thinking skills. There are 192 multiple-choice questions separated into five sections along with one writing topic.
What is considered a good score on the PCAT?
The PCAT is scored on a scale ranging from 200 to 600. The median score is 400 with 430 being within the 90th percentile.
How long is the PCAT score good for?
Your PCAT scores are kept on file for 6 years from the date of completing your exam.
How much does it cost to take the PCAT?
The cost to register for the PCAT exam is $210.
Are you allowed to use a calculator on the PCAT?
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to use a calculator on the PCAT exam. However, you may use scratch paper if needed.
How long does it take to get results from the PCAT?
You will receive your PCAT scores within 5 weeks of taking the exam.
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Last updated: 07/13/2018
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