PCAT: Pharmacy College Admission Test
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) examine the applicants for pharmacy colleges’ admission. The test measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary to study pharmaceutical programmes at graduate level.
The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy and generally held three times in a year i.e. July, October and January.
PCAT Test Structure
| Section|| Description|| Time Required|
|Writing|| 1 prompt|| 30 minutes|
|Biological Processes|| 48 multiple choice questions (50% General Biology, 20% Microbiology, 30% Human Anatomy & Physiology)|| 45 minutes|
|Chemical Processes|| 48 multiple choice questions (50% General Chemistry, 30% Organic Chemistry, 20% Basic Biochemistry Processes)|| 45 minutes|
|Rest Break|| OPTIONAL|| 15 minutes|
|Critical Reading|| 48 multiple choice questions (30% Comprehension, 40% Analysis, 30% Evaluation)|| 50 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning|| 28 multiple choice questions (25% Basic Math, 25% Algebra, 18% Probability & Statistics, 18% Precalculus, 14% Calculus)|| 50 minutes|
| TOTAL|| 192 Multiple Choice Questions, 1 Writing Prompt||220 minutes (3 hours 40 minutes), not including Rest Break|
** Each multiple choice subtest includes 40 questions that count towards score & 8 experimental questions.
The PCAT Seating is limited. Candidates are advised to register early. For registration go to test administrator website www.pearsonassessments.com
After closer of testing window PCAT scores are available within 5 weeks. The PCAT Score will be reported on your official transcript.