OAT Test

The OAT test is a graduate school exam required for admission into optometry school. You can take the OAT in October and February. There are a total of 280 questions on the OAT exam.

Here are the sections on the OAT:

Section Total Amount Of Time Allotted Number Of Questions Time To Answer Each Question
Natural Sciences 90 Min. 100 .9 Min.
Physics 60 Min. 90 .67 Min.
Reading Comprehension 60 Min. 50 1.2 Min.
Quantitative Reasoning 45 Min. 40 1.13 Min.

Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Ave., Suite 1840
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2693

There are two key elements when preparing for the OAT test:

First, you should use a OAT test study guide or set of OAT test flashcards to be sure that you understand the test material and concepts that are covered.

Second, you should test yourself on OAT practice tests so that you are familiar with the test process. Many students that know the material will struggle when taking the test, simply because they aren’t good test takers and do not have much experience with taking important standardized tests.