I was doing the practice tests AAMC versions and was scoring in the 30's...but I am worried that my actual score would not reflect that. Does anyone feel like this? Did anyone score lower on the real deal compared to practice tests?
I feel the same way. I scored 30, 34, 34, 33 on AAMC 4-7, respectively, but I feel terribly about the real deal. Coming to SDN doesn't help (hearing about all of the stuff I got wrong).thekegalman said:I was doing the practice tests AAMC versions and was scoring in the 30's...but I am worried that my actual score would not reflect that. Does anyone feel like this? Did anyone score lower on the real deal compared to practice tests?
a word of encouragementUCLAstudent said:I feel the same way. I scored 30, 34, 34, 33 on AAMC 4-7, respectively, but I feel terribly about the real deal. Coming to SDN doesn't help (hearing about all of the stuff I got wrong).
blz said:Be careful, there's gonna be a lot of haters on this thread that are gonna talk about how they scored 40+ on their practice tests and scored a 24 on the real thing. Just keep your head up, you did fine.
Buckeye(OH) said:Why are they haters? The title of the post is a question. So yes, people like myself are obviously going to say that they did worse on the real thing then the practice.
However, just because that happened to me, doesnt mean it happens to everyone.
I had the same form. I thought it was pretty bad.keithslc said:I feel the same way. I felt alot more comfortable with my scores on the practice aamc 3r-7r than i do feel now after the actual MCAT. I was scoring well on the practice ones also. Hopefully I will still get a good score off of the real MCAT, it sure seemed like I had a much harder test than any practice one. I had form AG.Have to cross my fingers for a good scale and that all test takers of AG had a more difficult time.
Premedtomed said:Wow BLZ how old are you? Sorry if the question's too personal.
Also if you got 36-41 on practice I am quite sure that you will atleast get 34-35
I took it last august after my sophomore year and got a 32. That's how I got the job. I decided to retake it too while teaching.Premedtomed said:Hey I turned 21 two weeks back.
How can you be an instructor when you took the test with them?
I completely understand what you mean. I was in the same boat as you (32 - 35), and I did feel that although some of the tests varied in the level of difficulty, I was able to perform relatively consistantly on all of them. However, when I got to the actual exam, I don't know if it was the experimental passages or what, but I felt as though it wasn't as "routine" as the other practice exams I had taken. Probably the only benefit from taking so many practice exams (as far as I felt after coming out of the actual exam) was that it helped build up my endurance so that I didn't burn out by the time I got to the Bio section. Other than that, I felt as though the exam was very unpredictable. I remember my Kaplan instructor saying that you come out of there so overjoyed, but I only felt apathetic, partly because I was tired and partly because I have absolutely no idea how it went. Anyway, it's going to be a fun waiting period, that's for sure!mkkelly said:I was scoring 33-35 on 5-7r and I feel the same way everyone else does here, that I simply didnt preform very well. There was something consistent with the practice exams that I felt was missing one the real mcat. I cant dont know what it is, but finishing that exam was not the same as the practice. I always had a pretty good feel on how I did, expect on verbal. However, I have no idea on the real thing.
That's EXACTLY like my situation! LOL! I could never break 10 in the PS section, because I stink at Physics. And based on the way I felt about the ACTUAL exam, I think it would take a miracle for me to even get a 10 on that section!mkkelly said:Yeah I agree completely, I cant do anymore then I already did and I dont think I could have prepared any better. the only thing that was holding my scores in the low 30's was I could never get better then a 10 on the PS. Funny how I am more worried now then I was before and during the test. I hope your right about both of our scores
Doko said:If you look at the AAMC's self-reported statistics, they tell that on average, most students will score +/- 2 points from what they scored on AAMC 6R.
I dont know if that reassures me or scares me. I think I will be forced to retake if I manage an 8 on PS. Its sad that even though I have taken the mcats it still manages to steal so much of time through worrying now
theDr. said:I was scoring a 31 on 5,6,7 of the aamc but when I took the real thing I felt lost. The PS portion was just soo odd....i felt like I didn't do one calculation which scares me to death...the verbal was horrendous -- same thing -- just had that feeling of guessing and the bio was def not the easiest I have taken and I believe I found the experimental passage in Bio -- because i wasted so much time on it just trying to figure out what was being said -- it was a horrible experience.