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is the practice test from ADA website comparable with the real DAT? Is the practice DAT on ADA the same difficulty level as the real DAT?
 

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everyone has different test versions, so for me, I can only speak for MY particular dat version

I only did the biology, GC, Orgo, and math on the free ADA DAT.

Biology of the real dat was a little harder I felt... not much harder, like 1 point difference (like the difference between a 20 and 21 score)

General chemis of the real dat was about the same difficulty as the practice

Orgo, oh boy, I felt like my DAT's orgo was ALOT harder than the free ADA test. I remember when I did the free ADA orgo, I didn't miss any questions, it was very easy and basic, which equates to a score of about 28-30. But on my DAT, I got a 21 on my orgo, there was some reactions there that I have NEVER seen before.

Finally the MATH of the free sample test was easier I felt than the DAT's math.....
 

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I think the sample was really easy. I remember doing it a few years ago and getting a 23 on the bio section. I would not use it as a measure of how you will do.
 

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I wonder why the ADA provides a sample that is almost universally recognized as easier than the real DAT? It can give you a false sense of security.
 

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I wonder why the ADA provides a sample that is almost universally recognized as easier than the real DAT? It can give you a false sense of security.
jesus christ man its NOT THAT MUCH EASIER lol.