The PCAT at a Glance

Biology

The Biology section of the PCAT contains 48 multiple-choice questions, 40 of which count toward your score. The remaining 8 questions are experimental and do not affect your score. The experimental questions are passage-based. There will be two 150-300 word passages, each with 4 associated questions. Passage-based questions in science sections are new to the PCAT in 2014, but they will not count toward your score. Topics tested include General Biology (50%), Microbiology (20%), and Human Anatomy and Physiology (30%). You will have 30 minutes to complete the Biology section.