Learn about the DAT


What’s a good DAT score? 

The DAT is scored on a 1-30 scale in each of the four section, and one overall score. Because there are so few possible scores that you can get on the DAT, answering just one more question correctly could be enough to turn an average score into a great score.


How do I register for the DAT?

The computer-based DAT is offered year-round. The DAT® is conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and has been in operation on a national basis since 1950. The DAT is administered year-round at test centers operated by Prometric.


What is the DAT Perceptual Ability Test?

The DAT Perceptual Ability test is unlike any other section you will encounter on a standardized test. It tests your ability to perceive tow-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.

DAT Study Plan: 30 Days

To do your best on the DAT, research shows that you’re likely to need to study about 15 hours per week for up to 3 months. If your test date is right around the corner and realized you have yet to start studying, don’t worry. Here’s how you can study for the DAT in one month.


What’s on the DAT: Quantitative Reasoning

The DAT Quantitative Reasoning section tests your skills in various areas of math. You will have 45 minutes to answer 40 multiple choice questions and a basic on-screen calculator.


QUIZ: What’s your DAT score?

Take a 10 minute, 12 question quiz and get your predicted score range.


What’s on the DAT: Survey of Natural Sciences

The DAT Survey of Natural Sciences section tests your knowledge of biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. The section has 100 multiple choice questions that you have 90 minutes to answer.

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Free Online DAT Practice Test

Learn what to expect and how you’d score on the exam with a Free Practice Test. Plus, get a breakdown of which areas need improvement and how to score higher next time.

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