The OAT at a Glance
On Physics section of the OAT, you'll have 45 minutes to answer 50 stand-alone, multiple-choice questions. (a little under a minute per question). Tested topics include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
The same strategy that is useful in the Natural Sciences applies here. Go with your strengths and answer the questions that are easiest for you. Mark the tough questions so you can come back to them at the end.
Sample OAT Quantitative Reasoning Question
A dining room table is selling at a 20% discount, which is $120 more than 50% of the list price. What is the list price of the table?
Answer & Explanation:
The answer is B.
A 20% discount is 80% of regular price. Half of the list price is the same as 50% of the list price, so if we let the list price of the table in dollars be x, we get the equation 80% × x = 120 or 3/10 × x = 120. Multiplying both sides by 10 and dividing by 3 gives x = 400. The list price is $400.