How is the OAT scored?
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    Key Takeaway

    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 mean of your scores (i.e. AA = (BIO + GC + OC + RC + P + QR) / 6), rounded to the nearest integer.

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