# Can someone please explain what the RAW SCORE on the practice MCATS exams are?

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#### raspberries

##### New Member
10+ Year Member
I am so confused. I took the mcat practice exam 3 from e-mcat.com and got a "raw score" of 27. What does this raw score mean?? Does it mean 27 out of 45? I looked online and ive seen conversions as well such as the table below so what does it mean??

Thank you!!

MCAT Raw Score Conversion Table

p v b
15 51-52 40-40 52-52
14 49-50 39-39 50-51
13 47-48 37-38 48-49
12 44-46 36-36 45-47
11 41-43 32-35 43-44
10 38-40 30-31 39-42
9 35-37 26-29 35-38
8 31-34 24-25 31-34
7 27-30 21-23 27-30
6 23-26 18-20 23-26
5 20-22 17-17 20-22
4 16-19 15-16 18-19
3 13-15 13-14 14-17
2 11-12 9-12 9-13
1 0-10 0-8 0-8

#### mcgst9

##### Full Member
10+ Year Member
I am so confused. I took the mcat practice exam 3 from e-mcat.com and got a "raw score" of 27. What does this raw score mean?? Does it mean 27 out of 45? I looked online and ive seen conversions as well such as the table below so what does it mean??

Thank you!!

MCAT Raw Score Conversion Table

p v b
15 51-52 40-40 52-52
14 49-50 39-39 50-51
13 47-48 37-38 48-49
12 44-46 36-36 45-47
11 41-43 32-35 43-44
10 38-40 30-31 39-42
9 35-37 26-29 35-38
8 31-34 24-25 31-34
7 27-30 21-23 27-30
6 23-26 18-20 23-26
5 20-22 17-17 20-22
4 16-19 15-16 18-19
3 13-15 13-14 14-17
2 11-12 9-12 9-13
1 0-10 0-8 0-8

The raw score is the score that you achieved if you simply take the percentage you got right and multiply it by 45.

The estimated score accounts for how easy or hard some questions were, and gives more weight to harder questions I believe.

For my exam 3, my estimated was 27, and raw was like 31.