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Complete DAT Prep Home Study Course with 5 Full-length Practice Tests (4 Books, NS Online Videos, MP3s, Flashcards, Software for the Dental Admission Test and Interview DVD) DAT Test: Dental Admissions Test Prep

What is the DAT?


The Dental Admission Test (DAT) consists of 280 multiple-choice questions distributed across quite a diversity of question types in four tests. The DAT is a computer-based test (CBT). This exam requires approximately five hours to complete. There is an optional 15 minute break. The four subtests of the Dental Admission Test are:


  1. Survey of the Natural Sciences – 100 questions

    • General Biology: 40 questions
    • General Chemistry: 30 questions
    • Organic Chemistry: 30 questions

  2. Perceptual Ability Test – 90 questions

    This section is composed of six separate 15-item sections: (i) apertures; (ii) view recognition; (iii) angle discrimination; (iv) paper folding; (v) cube counting; and (vi) 3-D form development.


  3. Quantitative Reasoning – 40 questions
  4. Reading Comprehension – 50 questions, 3 reading passages