Preparing for the PA-CAT

Supplemental tools to help Applicants prepare for the PA-CAT

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Preparing for the PA-CAT

While the strength of a candidate’s background in the sciences will have much to do with success on the PA-CAT, it is still highly recommended that all PA-CAT candidates review the available PA-CAT resources as an aid to being as prepared as possible. The official PA-CAT Sample Test, Practice Test, and Study Guide will provide you with an opportunity to efficiently prepare for the actual test.

To access these free PA-CAT test preparation materials, first register to take the PA-CAT. Click the link below to register. Once you have registered, you can access the PA-CAT Practice Test and the Study Guide from the main dashboard. You only need to register once and can reuse the site as often as you like. If you have registered previously, click the “Login” link to get to the “My Profile” page.

It is recommended that you carefully review your practice test results so you can best identify areas needing improvement before taking the official PA-CAT.

Official PA-CAT Multiple-Choice Practice Test

This multiple-choice test includes test items like those you will find on the actual test, provide explanations for each item, and allows you to print out a diagnostic score report with your results. To access, select the registration link below.

PA-CAT Study Guide

This concise study guide contains detailed information about the structure and contents of the PCAT, scoring information, and sample test items.  It is the place to start when preparing for your PA-CAT test. To access, select the registration link below.

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