Wow, both of those answers make really good sense! I wonder which one actually is true?
Its tough to try to figure out how the MCAT is scored
. However, I wouldn't focus to much on the question dillemma. The following is taken from the MCAT student manual:
"For example, if your raw score on one of the sections is between 40 and 43, your converted score might be 11. Scores ranging from 44 to 46 might have a converted score of 12, and so forth. The exact conversion of raw to scaled scores is not constant; because different sets of questions are used on different test dates, the conversion of raw scores to scaled scores compensates for small variations in difficulty between sets of questions."
"Scaled scores on the MCAT can be interpreted as percentile rank ranges based on the performance of all students taking the test during a given administration or in a given year. The percentages of students achieving each scaled score vary somewhat from one administration to another."
Because of this, its tough to get a feel on the scoring of the MCAT. I know this is easier said then done, but don't worry too much on the scoring. On test day, just focus on answering every question because you just never know...