Pharmacy College Admission Test

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Pharmacy College Admission Test
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TypeComputer-based standardized test
PurposeAdmissions to pharmacy colleges principally in the United States and Canada
Year started1974 (1974)
Duration3 hours 25 minutes + Rest Break
Score / grade range200–600
Scores / grades used byPharmacy 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.[1] 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.[2] 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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  1. ^ "Information - PCAT - Pharmacy College Admission Test". PCAT®. Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ "About the Test" (PDF). PCAT Web. Retrieved 4 May 2016.