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DAT compared to MCAT difficulty

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by melmu001, May 17, 2014.

  1. melmu001

    melmu001 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2013
    Which is one is more difficult the MCAT or the DAT?
    Last edited: May 17, 2014
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  3. hojjung33

    hojjung33 2+ Year Member

    May 17, 2012
    I heard MCAT is bit harder than DAT.. but I'm not 100% sure since I haven't looked in DAT
  4. docsrule


    Oct 16, 2013
    My friend was taking the DAT I glanced at their practice test. The science sections were only discrete type questions and for the most part seemed easier than the mcat discretes. Their verbal was only 2 passages from what I remember, but each passage had like 15 questions.

    Math section allows calculator use and I think there was this logical section.

    If you master the content you can ace the DAT because you don't have to worry about any passages
  5. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

    Dec 14, 2013
    R u srs

    Neither of them can compete with the SAT. Now that's the test of a real man.
  6. Czarcasm

    Czarcasm Hakuna matata, no worries. 2+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2013
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    In terms of comprehensiveness alone, the MCAT destroys the DAT. I can't speak from experience, but the DAT is more straightforward in terms of testing style. From what I'm told, if you know the material, you'll score well. Also, their prep books are no where near as lengthy as what most MCAT prep books cover. With the MCAT, because of the emphasis on reasoning and logic, knowing your stuff well is only a fraction of what's needed to score well - part of the reason why people with high gpa's bomb the MCAT because they're oblivious to this.
  7. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

    Dec 14, 2013
    But it still doesn't compare with the SAT!! That's the real beast!!!
  8. brood910

    brood910 2+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    DAT is more detail-oriented (except for that section where you play around with cubes) while MCAT is mostly about critical thinking.

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