Entrance exams for graduate degree programs vary depending on the type of program you plan to enter. Some tests are general exams that are accepted by a wide variety of graduate school programs, while others are specific to a certain type of graduate or professional school. It is best to check with the graduate school to ascertain which test(s) are required for the program you wish to pursue. Both the GRE and MAT are general exams for graduate school admission. Take practice exams to understand what type of questions to expect and know the time limits for each section of the exam.
The ® revised General Test is an admissions test for graduate or business schools. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service.
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is also a general graduate admissions test. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
You will receive five scores from your MCAT exam: one for each of the four sections and one combined total score.
Section Scores: Each of the four sections--Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills--is scored from a low of 118 to a high of 132, with a midpoint of 125. Test takers will receive scores for each of the four sections.
Total Score: Scores for the four sections are combined to create a total score. The total score ranges from 472 to 528. The midpoint is 500.
The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.