Are Collins and Pearson tests accurate practice materials for the PCAT?


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andy994

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So my first PCAT is Sept. 4 but been taking the 3 practice tests from Pearson and sectional tests from Collins. Ive been scoring on average 44/48-50 for collins and 40/48 for pearson. In terms of percentages for Pearson, average has been 90% across the 5 sections. I was wondering how these scores will translate to the actual PCAT scoring and how good of a shape I'm in for the actual test. Thanks all
 
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Woah. I think you're good to go if you have been getting 90% across the whole 5 sections! lucky you! :) I think you're in a really good shape.
 
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So my first PCAT is Sept. 4 but been taking the 3 practice tests from Pearson and sectional tests from Collins. Ive been scoring on average 44/48-50 for collins and 40/48 for pearson. In terms of percentages for Pearson, average has been 90% across the 5 sections. I was wondering how these scores will translate to the actual PCAT scoring and how good of a shape I'm in for the actual test. Thanks all

All I can do is share my experience with you. I just took the PCAT yesterday

2nd Pearson Test --->

VA 75-95
Bio 80-99
Chem 80-99
RC - 55-75
QA - 45-65
Comp - 78-98

3rd Pearson Test ---->

VA 45-65
Bio 80-99
Chem 80-99
RC 25-45 (horrible)
QA 65-85 (I improved my quant a bit but at the cost of getting worse in RC & VA).

Preliminary Score Report --->

VA - 52%
Bio - 92%
Chem - 99%
RC - 89%
QA - 72%
Comp - 98%
As you can see there is some fluctuation between my first & second pearson test. First test I did okay in RC and VA and then 2nd Pearson test I completely bombed both sections.

My actual PCAT exam is somewhat accurate but not exact or anything. On actual PCAT I surprised myself pleasantly with a high RC score. On actual PCAT I did slightly better than my pearson test would have suggested.

Overall though, I want to say it's fairly accurate and a good way to gauge yourself. However, keep in mind on actual test you may score higher or lower in some areas, hopefully higher.
 
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