Materials Given on the DAT

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Hi all!

I was wondering what the DAT materials are like! Are the sheets blank or gridded? Are they colored?

Is the pen given like an expo marker or a permanent marker?

Thanks so much for your help!
 

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Hi all!

I was wondering what the DAT materials are like! Are the sheets blank or gridded? Are they colored?

Is the pen given like an expo marker or a permanent marker?

Thanks so much for your help!
I think it varies by location. For both my DAT and my NBDE Part 1, I got 2 laminated pink sheets that had a grid on one side and was blank on the other.

The markers were permanent and mine were brand new for the NBDE so their tips were sharp, but I got the dullest ones for my DAT because my center had no others :( Either way, non-erasable.

With COVID19 though, I don't know if/how they're doing it (doubt they're doing this method bc easy transmission) so your best bet would be to call the center directly.
 
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I think it varies by location. For both my DAT and my NBDE Part 1, I got 2 laminated pink sheets that had a grid on one side and was blank on the other.

The markers were permanent and mine were brand new for the NBDE so their tips were sharp, but I got the dullest ones for my DAT because my center had no others :( Either way, non-erasable.

With COVID19 though, I don't know if/how they're doing it (doubt they're doing this method bc easy transmission) so your best bet would be to call the center directly.

They switched to the yellow paper and normal pens due to covid
 
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Hello! I am curious, is paper folding during the exam considered cheating, be very careful they do have cameras in the rooms? Or putting ur fingers on the screen during angle ranking? Thanks!!
You are not allowed to fold the paper or touch the screen, be careful they do have cameras in the room and they will take action. Unfortunately through the years students have broken rules unknowingly and got caught and action was taken.

You were given an expo type marker prior to covid, I did hear at some centers they were given pencils, I would highly suggest you contact your particular testing center and ask those questions or take the DAT TEST Drive that is offered at the prometric site.
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You are not allowed to fold the paper or touch the screen, be careful they do have cameras in the room and they will take action. Unfortunately through the years students have broken rules unknowingly and got caught and action was taken.

You were given an expo type marker prior to covid, I did hear at some centers they were given pencils, I would highly suggest you contact your particular testing center and ask those questions or take the DAT TEST Drive that is offered at the prometric site.
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You are not allowed to fold the paper or touch the screen, be careful they do have cameras in the room and they will take action. Unfortunately through the years students have broken rules unknowingly and got caught and action was taken.

You were given an expo type marker prior to covid, I did hear at some centers they were given pencils, I would highly suggest you contact your particular testing center and ask those questions or take the DAT TEST Drive that is offered at the prometric site.
TEST Drive
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