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AAMC R Exams nearly identical to CBT versions???

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Jumb0, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Jumb0

    Jumb0 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    So I took AAMC 3 and 5, the CBT versions...Now I had planned on doing ALL of the R-versions before I tackled the rest of the CBT's (since CBT's are supposed to be the best preparation).

    But it turns out the R-exams are nearly identical to the CBT's. I just took 3R PS and I had seen 90% of the PS passages.

    Should I even bother with the R exams? I don't want to do all the R exams and then shell out $35 a pop for the online CBT exams when I will have seen most of the questions already.

    What should I do?
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  3. brood910

    brood910 2+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    If you dont want to buy self assessments + dont care about getting used to CBT, then just use R.
  4. kraskadva

    kraskadva ... 5+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    in a bubble
    Yes, the R versions are identical to the CBT versions, except that the R versions are about 1/3 longer. And, ya' know, on paper.
    I would recommend taking the R versions you have (the older ones), and taking the CBT versions of FLs that you don't have (the newer ones).
    I haven't come across an R version of AAMC8 or higher, and those are the newest, so def take those CBT.

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