The PCAT is administered in a computer-based test (CBT) format used by pharmacy colleges for admission purposes.
- Writing Subtest: presents a prompt or topic, stating a problem that you are asked to address by proposing a solution in an original essay.
- Biological Processes and Chemical Processes Subtest: items are presented in a set accompanying a short passage or as stand-alone items.
- Critical Reading Subtest: all items are in sets that accompany reading passages.
- Quantitative Reasoning Subtest: consists entirely of standalone items, with many of the items presented in a word-problem or problem-solving scenario.
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