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How similar is PCAT and GRE Verbal/Math?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by jungjh9001, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. jungjh9001


    Mar 9, 2008
    SDN 5+ Year Member

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    How similar is PCAT and GRE Verbal and Math?
    I have GRE Prep book that hasn't been used..
    Would it be worth it to go though and study GRE verbal and math section
    to prepare for PCAT?
    Which one is harder?
  2. Ep132


    Nov 6, 2011
    The math itself seemed fairly similar. An important difference, though, is that you can use an on-screen calculator on the GRE but you have to do all calculations by hand on the PCAT. In that way, I thought the PCAT quantitative section was more challenging.

    I guess it depends on how good you are at calculating quickly without the aid of a calculator. If you are rusty, it would help to drill the basics by hand... including log functions. For the GRE, I didn't really review at all and I did fine. I reviewed a lot more for the PCAT and got a slightly lower percentile on that that I did on the GRE.

    I am not sure, but I would think studying materials specific to the PCAT may be slightly more beneficial than the GRE study materials, but the GRE stuff could still help.
  3. kcwang


    Apr 28, 2010
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I took both GRE and PCAT before, and imo GRE was harder in verbal/math. I agree with EP132, you should study the material that focus on PCAT.

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