DAT Review Questions (Dental Admissions)

PracticeQuiz presents 103 free DAT review questions, originally written with explanatory answers to help you prepare for this important dental admissions exam. Topics included in this exam prep question set are:Biology General ChemistryQuantitative Reasoning

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The Dental Admissions Test is given by the American Dental Association (ADA) designed to identify qualified applicants to dental colleges, and is used by many dental schools across the US, as well as by colleges in in Canada. Besides taking the DAT, applicants to dentistry colleges must also complete at least two years of college, including coursework in biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry.

The DAT is a Computer Based Test with 280 multiple choice questions, with a total of 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam. A basic function calculator is provided for the quantitative reasoning questions.

The topics on the exam are:

  • Biology (40 Questions)
  • General Chemistry (30 Questions)
  • Organic Chemistry (30 Questions)
  • Perceptual Ability (90 Questions)
  • Reading Comprehensions (50 Questions)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (40 Questions)

Topics included in this exam prep question set are:

  • Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Quantitative Reasoning

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Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only. It has not been edited, fact checked or updated. This content is neither affiliated nor endorsed by the ADA, American Dental Education Association  (ADEA), the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS), or any other official agency. These questions were written by a third party test prep company and licensed by Practice Quiz for use on this site. Please use at your own discretion.


There are four DAT exams, the Survey of the Natural Sciences (SNS) exam, the Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) exam, the Reading Comprehension Test (RCT) exam, and the Quantitative Reasoning Test (QRT) exam. The Survey of the Natural Sciences (SNS) exam contains 100 questions divided across three categories: basic biology (40 minutes), general chemistry (30 minutes), and organic chemistry (30 questions). The Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) exam contains 90 questions of the two dimensional and three dimensional variety. The Reading Comprehension Test (RCT) exam contains 50 questions and three reading passages. The Quantitative Reasoning Test (QRT) exam contains 40 questions divided across two categories: mathematics (30 questions) and applied mathematics (10 questions).

The DAT exams are 4 hours and 30 minutes long in total.

The passing score for the DAT exams is not specified, but the averages for each exam is as follows: QRT (18.12), RCT (20.34), SNS (18.15), and PAT (18.86).

Achieving a competitive score on the DAT exams helps test takers with college admissions into dental school.

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