Dental Admission Test (DAT)

Test Registration
Where: Register online
Fees: Cost of the DAT is $205
Test Dates: The DAT is offered almost everyday of the year online, visit www.ada.org for specific test dates.

Test Composition

Survey of Natural Sciences: 90 minutes consisting of 100 questions. Topics include Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
Perceptual Ability Test: 60 minutes consisting of 90 questions. Tests ability to visualize in 3 dimensions, and angle discrimination.
Reading Comprehension: 60 minutes consisting of 50 questions. Tests the ability to absorb information, finding the main idea, and ability to keep track of information.
Quantitative Reasoning: 45 minutes consisting of 40 questions. Topics include Algebra, Word Problems, Basic Math, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Scoring

Separate scores between 1-30 are given for Reading Comprehension, Perceptual Ability, Quantitative Reasoning, and each of the science disciplines tested in Survey of Natural Sciences - biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry as well as an Academic Average Score.

 

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