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Test Preparation

The DAT program offers a complete DAT Practice Test. The DAT Practice Test is available in both a Web-based and downloable format, which can be printed after the download. The Web-based test is timed and reflects the actual DAT testing time (four hours and 30 minutes). If time expires before you complete the DAT Practice Test, it must be purchased again. Immediately upon conclusion of the practice test, the test-taker will receive an unofficial score report indicating the number of questions you answered correctly (i.e., raw score). The report includes the total number of items as well as the number of correct responses (raw scores) for each of the four tests and three test sections (biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry) under the Survey of Natural Sciences (SNS). 

The intent of the practice test is to help candidates understand the types of questions that will be asked on the Dental Admission Test (DAT). All practice items are the copyrighted property of the American Dental Association. The practice items are intended for the use of educators and students within the educational environment or for individual study and may not be reproduced in any format, whether paper or electronic, without expressed written permission of the ADA.

Before you purchase the Web-based DAT Practice Test, review the general information (PDF) about the test. Then, click on the link below and submit the appropriate fee with a valid credit card. 

Web-based Practice Test 

Download and Print the DAT Practice Test ($27)

Complete an order now and you will be able to immediately download and print from the order confirmation page. Or once your order is complete, login to My Account to download and print at a later time. 

Order the DAT Practice Test

Sample Test Items

Please refer to the DAT reference texts below for helpful resources while studying for the test.