Do you have a competitive DAT score? An elite DAT score? Or just a beginner DAT score? Find out your DAT Academic Average score in under 10 minutes with a quick 12-question quiz. We’ve drawn practice questions from the Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the DAT to give you realistic practice and assess your results.
The DAT is scored on a 1 to 30 scale. For each section of the test, the actual number of multiple-choice questions you answer correctly per section is your raw score. All multiple-choice questions are worth the same amount—one raw point—and there’s no penalty for incorrect answers. That means you should always fill in an answer for every question regardless of whether you have time to fully invest in that question or not. Never let time run out on any section without filling in an answer for every question. When considering your DAT score goal, it’s always wise to look at the average scores for schools where you’re applying.
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The DAT tests your knowledge of a wide variety of topics from your science, math, and English undergraduate courses. The arithmetic mean of your scaled scores from the Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the DAT makes up your Academic Average score. Dental schools generally consider the Academic Average to be the most important score from the DAT when considering whether to admit a student or not. In fact, 85% of dental schools consider the Academic Average to have the highest possible level of importance when compared with all other admission factors.
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