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    Key Takeaway

    Each subject is scored on a standardized scale from 200 to 400 points. A score of 300 equates to the 50th percentile in that section. A good OAT score for acceptance is around 320, but students with lower scores also get accepted all the time!

    The OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) grades you on 6 different subjects:

    • Biology (BIO)
    • General Chemistry (GC)
    • Organic Chemistry (OC)
    • Physics (P)
    • Reading Comprehension (RC)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

    Here's how your performance is broken down by score range:

    OAT score ranges

    Each subject is scored on a standardized scale out of 400 points. A score of 300 equates to the 50th percentile in that section. There are no deductions for incorrect answers. Thus, you should always fill out every answer option – it doesn’t hurt you to guess!

    In addition to the 6 individual scores you’ll receive above, you’ll get an Academic Average (AA) score, which is the most important number. The AA is the average of your scores (i.e. AA = (BIO + GC + OC + RC + P + QR) / 6), rounded to the nearest integer.

    Six EAS Reactions You Should Know for the DAT
    Six EAS Reactions You Should Know for the DAT
    In an Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution (EAS) reaction, the benzene ring acts as a nucleophile that attacks an electrophile. The reaction mechanism below outlines the flow of electrons that occurs during all EAS reactions.
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    Boost Your QR Score by Correctly Using the “Mark” Feature
    Boost Your QR Score by Correctly Using the “Mark” Feature
    There are 40 questions in the quantitative reasoning section of the DAT, all with varying difficulty. You will most likely react to each question in one of three ways.
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