First, find out whether either test is required for your PA school applications. Here’s the difference between the two exams:
The GRE is a standardized test focusing on math and verbal skills. It’s commonly required for many PA school applications.
The PA-CAT focuses on the typical prerequisite requirements for most PA schools: anatomy, physiology, general biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, behavioral sciences, genetics, and statistics. This exam can help you identify areas you struggle with before PA school, or it can demonstrate your knowledge and make you a stronger applicant.
Find out more differences between the two exams at PA-CAT vs. GRE: What You Need to Know for PA School.