A variety of study guides are available for the Pharmacy College Admission Test. Some of the most common PCAT study guides include books provided by Kaplan and Barron's as well as software provided by Crack the PCAT, according to Exam Prep Books.
As of 2015, Kaplan offered the updated study guide PCAT 2015-2016 Strategies, Practices and Review, which includes 500 practice questions and explanations for each question. It also includes access to two online practice tests, a comprehensive review of all subjects covered by the PCAT and test-taking strategies, as described by Exam Prep Books. Kaplan is also endorsed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as the official provider of PCAT prep, as stated on Kaplan's website.
The 6th edition of Barron's PCAT offers two practice tests along with reviews of biology, chemistry, verbal ability, quantitative ability and reading comprehension skills. This study guide also offers advice on how to earn a higher score, an explanation of the test and how it is scored, and a guide to careers in Pharmacy. Barron's study guide also includes a section that explains and prepares students for the essay portion of the PCAT, as described by Barron's website.
Crack the PCAT's software program offers 2,420 practice questions and video explanations for each question. It also offers 10 complete practice tests, bonus writing prompts and features that allow users to track areas of the test where they need the most improvement, according to Exam Prep Books.