how do they calculate the "average time per question in seconds" on AAMC reports

naixin

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    Although this seems trival, I'm wondering how they calculate the "average time per question in seconds" on AAMC practice test reports. I noticed that I always have a bigger number for verbal than for BS/PS (like 300 vs 80, there are some fluctuations) until I did AAMC 11 today. I got similar numbers in time (around 80 in all three sections). The only difference I can think of is that I read passages faster this time. Before I subvocalized word by word, read slowly to understand. This time I read faster so that I can have more time on the questions. But no matter what I do, my verbal keeps at 7. Also my BS/PS is the same range (13-14 because of some stupid mistakes) for almost all the AAMC I did. I usually have time 5-10 mins left on bs/ps to check, no time left on VR. It is weird I felt that I spent more time per question on AAMC 11 VR than on other tests.
    The reports posted I've seem at this forum are around 70-80 on all sections. Why do I have such a big number in the previous time on VR, taking too much time reading passages (probably around 4 mins)?
     
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