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general MCAT scaling

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by BeatrixKiddo, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. BeatrixKiddo

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    Where can I find the scaling chart thing for general aamc sections. I just took a kaplan biological scienes section thing and i'm like wtf what's my scaled score. it doesn't say. those basterd.s..
     
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  3. ILPsychDoc

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    The AAMC scaled scores are on their website under "how is the mcat scored" link... But I would be cautious about using scales from a different test as they vary depending on the test... even if they are only off by point per section a 27 is a lot different then a 30 or a 30 is a lot different then a 33... :eek:
     
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    Isnt that amazing, really you can be 3 questions away from a 30 if you got a 27 on the mcat...

    thats going to be my line come May 16th (around when I will get the scores back) ha
     
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    GZA Marcel who?
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    In general how many questions can you miss on the B,P and V sections and still receive a 10? I'm guessing:

    V: 7
    B: 10
    P: 10

    But im not sure
     
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    Went through and computed the averages from the 7 CBT AAMC exams... Here is the lowest AVERAGE number you can miss and get tens in every section:

    PS:12.85
    VR: 9.71
    BS: 13.57
     
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    The kaplan scaled score is on your online syllabus thing. You need to look under "getting started" tab. The score conversions are there. Good luck!
     
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    That's cool that you calculated that. I always thought you could miss more on physics and get a higher score since Bio is supposed to be pre-med's strong point. Looks like we can miss more in Bio and still get the same score as Physics. Well, it seems doable, but we'll see. I am praying good things will come on my score release date!!
     
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    GZA Marcel who?
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    Thanks, that's very helpful.
     
  11. ILPsychDoc

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    NP, I've gotta lot of time on my hands while I eagerly await my MCAT scores...:D
     
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    So it's easier to get a high score in Biological? Hm.. Dude, chemistry and physics is a freakin BITCH!!! There are so many freakin freaking m-effing formulas!!! WHEN DOES A REAL DOCTOR EVER HAVE TO REFER TO A FREAKIN FORMULA?!?!?!

    God seriously. I'd rather memorize 58 useless facts like Nails are derived from ectoderm, than ONE MOAR FORUMALE!!! I'm going to cry.
     
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    GZA Marcel who?
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    What did you memorize? Most memorization I found involved Harmonics and gas laws which are very interesting laws of nature, more interesting than knowing what arbitrary name is assigned to each tissue....and im a Bio major ha, i should of majored in physics :/
     
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    So, if I get 31-32 correct, I should theoretically be able to hit a 10 in Verbal. For some reason, GS tests scale this down to like 8. It scares me.
     
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    What are the minimum number of questions to get right for a set of 12s across the board add up to for the CBT? Anyone?
     
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    no idea. depends on the test and curve blah blah blah?
     
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    Beatrixkiddo, is this your first time taking the MCAT? When are you taking it?
     
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    yeah 1st time-june
     
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    they curve the MCAT? I didn't know that. Based on the old written exam scale, I tried to figure out the minimum number of wrong for a 10 on the VR and you need to have at least 73% correctly answered. This adds up to no more than 10 errors on the VR section (30/40). For the PS and BS sections, a 10 would be around 75% which comes out to around 39/52 correct questions.
     
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    Wow you will have prepped for like 10 months then right? You will do well!
     
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    Um what. I started prepping like. last week. :(
     
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    Yeah, they like see how everyone did that day and then curve it based on everyone else's scores.
     
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    Oh haha.

    I just thought that you have been all crazy going over MCAT material since last august because thats when it says you signed up for this forum.
     
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    The curve TOTALLY depends on the form and your test peers... the old written exams might look similar but the actual MCAT could give tens out if you get 60% of the questions right... it all depends on the other people taking the test and the difficulty of the form. They probably chose very similar tests to be the "examples".
     

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