# BOHR Blog

Useful DAT guide to the DAT test taker

Study for the DAT 2021

### Tips for Studying for the DAT 2021

The questions “How much should I study for the DAT?” or “How should I study?” or “Should I self-study or take a test preparation course?” can have different answers depending on the person’s learning habits, situation, weaknesses, strengths and routines, but long story short you need to study several hours most of the days of the week to be successful.

Biology

### Biology

The First part of the Survey of Natural Sciences on the DAT is biology. This section has 40 questions on topics that you can see the details on this article.

Timing and setting the date

### Time and Date of the DAT

You can take the DAT three times or more. You must choose the date of your exam 60 to 90 days before your desired date. It is best to register early as well.

General Chemistry

### General Chemistry

The second sub-test of the DAT Survey of Natural Sciences is General Chemistry with 30 questions.

Perceptual Ability Test

### Perceptual Ability Test (PAT)

The Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) is the second section of the DAT and for many students one of the most challenging.

Most of the strategies for reading comprehension tests revolve around looking for specific parts of the text that can potentially contain the answers to the questions.

DAT Study Guide

### DAT Study Guide

Welcome to BohrPrep general study guide for the Dental Admissions Test. In this guide we are going to talk about what you need for acing the DAT and getting into the dental school you desire.

DAT Score

### DAT Score

If you know what average or above average DAT scores looks like, you will know your chances of getting those scores and/or getting accepted into dental schools with those scores.

Test Day

### Preparing for the Test Day

We suggest that you get to know the exact address, time of appointment and the time it takes to get to your designated Prometric testing center from your place before the day of the exam. You will need to provide one or two forms of government-issued photo ID to the testing center.

Organic Chemistry

### Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is the last subsection of Survey of Natural Sciences and there are 30 questions in this subsection.

Keyhole

### Keyhole

There are 15 questions in keyhole subsection of PAT. It is recommended that you spend no more than 50 seconds for each question.

Dental School Interviews

### Preparing for interview

The dental schools usually start interviewing applicants in September and continue throughout the fall. Around half of the dental schools also continue interviewing until the end of spring. Most dental schools require applicants to attend only one interview on their campus. You should prepare to answer some questions on the interview.

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