The Pharmacy College Admission Test is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. Check with your schools before, not all schools require this. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.
There are five separate subtests on the PCAT:
Writing: Subtest includes a prompt involves a health issue, a science issue, or a social, cultural or political issue. Examinees are asked to present a solution to the problem in their original essay and are scored on how well they write an essay that is a sufficient length to adequately explain a solution to the problem.
Biological Processes: Items are presented either in a set accompanying a short passage or as stand-alone items that can be answered independently.
Chemical Processes: Items are presented in the same way as the Biological subtest.
Critical Reading: All items are in sets that accompany reading passages.
Quantitative Reasoning: Subtest consists entirely of standalone items with many of the items presented in a word-problem or problem-solving scenario.