This is finally the final part aka part 7 of our series breaking down the Pharmacy Admission Test. Check out the complete series for our lowdown on the PCAT!
For our last trick we’re breaking down the Quantitative Ability section,
which coincidentally is also the last section you will face come test day!
You will have 45 minutes to answer 45 questions.
Here’s an overview of the content objectives tested below:
Basic Math, 15%
Functions, Percentages, & Decimals
Log Base 10
Expressions, Equations, & Inequalities (e.g. solving problems using linear equations & equalities, solving quadratic equations, solving equations with radicals, etc.)
Functions (e.g. determining the inverses of functions, using max & min points, etc.)
Statistics and Probability, 20%
Measures of Central Tendency
Functions (e.g. graphing and identifying domains, ranges, and intercepts, logarithms, graphing inverses of circular functions, etc.)
Vectors (e.g. adding vectors graphically and algebraically, perform scalar multiplications, etc.)
Limits (e.g. finding limits of functions, infinite limits, etc.)
Continuity (e.g. interpret graphs of continuous and discontinuous functions)
Derivatives (e.g. finding derivatives by means of the sum & product, power rule, applying the Mean Value Theorem, using implicit differentiation, etc.)
Integrals (e.g. finding antiderivatives and interpreting C, approximating areas bounded by curves, etc.)
Here’s a sample derivative question to give you an idea of what to expect…
So there you have it Pre-Pharmers, our finally complete breakdown series on all things PCAT! Check out the blog for the rest of PCAT Cracker‘s section breakdowns and stay tuned for more things Pre-Pharm!