How accurate are practice MCAT scores

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mEst_up

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I was just wondering how accurate the AAMC practice test scores are? I took practice test 3 two weeks after I made my decision to go to med. school. I took the practice MCAT in the early morning hours (my only free time, like oh 3 or 4 in the morning) and I took it completely blind with no idea what it was going to be like and I pulled a 27 overall p7, b10, v10. How accurate does everyone think this will be compared to the real MCAT's?? Since then I have been going over Ochem mechanisms and working hard with the Kaplan comp review book, so I just want an idea of what kind of how realistic the scores are...
 

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the average person gets around 20 on their first practice test and then improves to mid 20s on the real thing. You should be in good shape to get a 30+ with good prep
 

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aamc MCAT 3 is not very indicative because it is much easier than the real MCAT and the later aamc tests. I base this on my own experience in taking it and aamc 4 and on other posters who have also claimed that it is much easier.
 

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aamc MCAT 3 is not very indicative because it is much easier than the real MCAT and the later aamc tests. I base this on my own experience in taking it and aamc 4 and on other posters who have also claimed that it is much easier.

Agreed.
 

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Any single practice test is not a good indicator, since it reflects how you responded on only one day to a given set of science topics.

A series of tests with consistent scores, that cover a wider range of science topics, taken on different days, are a much more reliable indicator of your progress.

A 27 is a good start; if you can keep improving from there over a period of weeks, you are in great shape.
 

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Thanks for all the good advice...I just really wanted an idea of whether or not 27 was a good start. It is such a recent decision that I decided to go on to Med. School that I am just floundering with the application process right now.
 
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