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The DAT

Figure out when you will take your required exam, the Dental Admission Test.
If you are a student on a four year schedule and wish to start dental school after graduation then the
spring of your junior year will most likely be when you will take your test. Most of the prerequisite courses will be required to take your DAT exam. However, there is no Physics on the test. The cost of taking the test is currently $385. 

Score: DAT scores are based on the number of correct responses; applicants are not penalized for guessing. DAT results are reported in terms of scale scores. These scale scores are neither raw scores (number correct) nor percentiles. Scores used in the testing program range from 1 to 30. There are no passing or failing scores; a scale score of 18 typically signifies average performance on a national basis. 

Scope of the Test: The DAT is comprised exclusively of multiple-   choice test items presented in the English language. Each edition of the test is developed according to established test specifications. The DAT consists of a battery of four tests: Survey of the Natural Sciences,
Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning. 

Testing Schedule: The following table indicates the testing schedule for the DAT. You will have a total of four hours and 15 minutes to complete the four tests in the DAT (or five hours including the tutorial, break, and survey). If you choose to take the optional break, the testing session will resume automatically after 15 minutes have elapsed.

You must report to the testing center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled  appointment. For an outline of the test, see the Test Specifications.
 
DAT Testing Schedule
Optional Tutorial 15 minutes
Survey of Natural Sciences 90 minutes
Perceptual Ability Test 60 minutes
Scheduled Break (optional) 15 minutes
Reading Comprehension Test 60 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning Test 45 minutes
Optional Post Test Survey 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours