Test takers are given 30 minutes to complete Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry and the writing essays; 40 minutes for Quantitative Ability; and 50 minutes for Reading Comprehension.
Registration and Cost Students should register for the PCAT as early as possible, as seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You have likely spent a lot of time in your college courses and trying to do well.
Now you need to "Study Smart" as we say and focus on the PCAT topics, mechanics and PRACTICE!
Registration can be completed online at or by submitting a paper registration. Included in this fee is online or paper registration, one personal score report sent to you after completion of the exam and official transcripts sent to three schools that candidates specify at registration.
Late registration warrants a fee and is only available online.It is primarily done by studying the right topics, doing practice tests, and understanding some good "tips".This is what "makes sense" on how to do well and how you go about it.There is no passing or failing score for the PCAT set by Pearson. If you are thinking of attending pharmacy school and would like to begin preparing to take the PCAT, take a look at the test preparation materials available in our PCAT Directory. These sections are used to evaluate the candidate’s use of language as well as creativity in problem solving.The examination lasts approximately four hours, with additional time allowed for instructions prior to the test and a short rest break about halfway through the exam.Gimmicks always sound to good to be true and almost always are!!Understand that there are no short cuts or silver bullets to doing well on this test. The important thing is to focus your studies on the EXACT PCAT topics and not waste your study time.Because there are those gimmicks out there, we have included a great and helpful guide to help your study effort (Bonus Guide below).This guide is written by students who performed very well on the PCAT (top 5% or better) and are currently in pharmacy school.