The PCAT at a Glance

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is the only question type that appears on all major standardized tests and the reason isn't too surprising. No matter what academic area you pursue, you have to make sense of dense, unfamiliar prose. Pharmacy, of course, is no exception. On the Reading Comprehension section, you will have 50 minutes to read 6 passages and answer 48 multiple-choice questions based on the passages with 8 questions coming from each passage. One of the passages and its associated questions will be experimental and will not count toward your score. The questions are designed to test your ability to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate the information provided.