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Since the DAT will now be offering calculators on the exam, does this mean the Math section will be harder? I understand that a calculator will make math computations faster, but does this mean they are going to ask harder math questions in order to balance this?
Btw, is the DAT curved?
 
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Since the DAT will now be offering calculators on the exam, does this mean the Math section will be harder? I understand that a calculator will make math computations faster, but does this mean they are going to ask harder math questions in order to balance this?
Btw, is the DAT curved?
I think the level of difficulty will be similar, perhaps answers will be in exact values, instead of a setup of the calculation, etc. We can do square roots, so some changes in the way answers are presented to us, I would assume.

DAT is a standardized exam, not sure what you meant by "curved."
Your percentile might differ based on how well you and your peers do on that day. For example, you might get a 20 in QR and it could show (96%) it simply means you're 96% base on the ppl you competed with on that day only. Another person might also get a 20 on a different day and it shows (91%). The Final score is what's important.