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aamc test ranking difficulty

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by adit15, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. adit15

    adit15 Junior Member
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    anybody have any input on how they would rank the difficulty of the aamc tests? i hear aamc 3 and 5 are the easiest, and 8 is supposed to be the hardest.... people also tell me 4 and 6 are little tough, and also any thoughts on 9?
     
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  3. Xswim57

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    I found 3R to be the easiest, but my score has gone up the more exams I take. 4R was the most difficult of exams 3-6, and I will be taking 8 and 9 over the next few days.
     
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    3 was jokes.


    4-6 are about the same, maybe 4 PS was a little harder

    7 and 8...8 had messed up verbal and bio.

    I just did 6, highest score so far...the curve was more lenient for PS and VR.
     
  5. docolive

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    I just took test 7. I thought it was harder than test 8 or 9. Too much gchem that I need to refresh on.
     
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    I've only taken 4R to 6R, but so far, I've found 6R to be the toughest, even though I did the worst on 4R. The PS was annoying on 6R (there was 1 passage i got murdered on) and the BS on 6R was tricky at times. I am doing 7, 8, and 9 next week, starting with 7 tomorrow.
     
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    between 7, 8, 9... i felt that 8 was the hardest, then 9, then 7.
     
  8. supafield

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    Agreed....

    althought I found 9's VR to be be bad and 8's not so much...
     
  9. jpostbac

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    i've taken 4, 5, 7, & 8 so far (6 and 9 this week)

    4 had, by far, the toughest scale. got my lowest score there. also, remember that 4 was administered "back in the day," under the old format, so it's probably (hopefully) less of a reliable indicator of what you might score on the real deal.

    i took 5 early on, and thought it was manageable.

    i thought 8 was good - VR on 8 a bit tougher than on 5 and 4, but no different than the EK passages.

    7 messed with me a little bit. i scored 2 pts lower on 7 than on 8 and actually found PS and VR on 7 to be a little bit more challenging than on 8 (anyone else feel this way too?) - more random, stupid calculations and 'percent by weight' crap on PS that i never really studied and weird questions in VR (the passage with the 'high road/low road' corporation stuff had some question stems and answer choices that i thought were out of left field).

    i also took the test straight from the AAMC booklet, where the VR passages and questions were front/back, rather than on facing pages, which i found annoying. i didn't want to keep flipping back and forth when referring back to the passage and so i was relying more on memory to answer the questions. lame excuse, i know - but did anyone else feel that way about the VR on the printed AAMC 7?

    anyway, if i had to rank the tests i've taken so far, in order of difficulty:

    5 < 8 < 4 (because of the scale) < 7
     
  10. Sol Rosenberg

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    8 and 9 were VERY heavy on the Gchem, but make sure you study your Physics well. My form of the April MCAT had very little Gchem, and was very heavy on the Physics.
     

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