Pharmacy College Admission Test
|Type||Computer-based standardized test|
|Purpose||Admissions to pharmacy colleges principally in the United States and Canada|
|Duration||3 hours 25 minutes + Rest Break|
|Score / grade range||200–600|
|Scores / grades used by||Pharmacy colleges principally in the United States and Canada|
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is a computer-based standardized test administered to prospective pharmacy school students by Pearson Education, Inc as a service for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); it is offered in January, July, and September. The test is divided into five sections to be taken in approximately three and a half hours. The test includes Writing, Biology, Chemistry, Critical reading, and Quantitative Reasoning sections. 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. Calculators are not allowed during the testing period and no penalty is given for incorrect answers.
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- "Information - PCAT - Pharmacy College Admission Test". PCAT®. Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
- "About the Test" (PDF). PCAT Web. Retrieved 4 May 2016.