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How is the MCAT scored?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr. FS, Jun 29, 2000.

  1. Dr. FS

    Dr. FS Member

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    I bought PETERSON's 2000

    Verval reasoning==65 ?s
    Physical Science==77 ?s
    Biological Science=77 ?s

    How is the MCAT scored? how much for each right answer?

    thanks for your responce.

    Dr. FS
     
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  3. bri1856

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    It was explained to me that the mean of all test takers is assigned an 8 and that a 9 is one standard deviation above the mean and a 7 is one standard deviation below the mean.
     
  4. Cameron

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    You're close, but not quite right. THe standard deviation varies from test to test but hovers around 2 while the averages, as you mentioned, are around 8. THus, a 6 would be 1 standard deviation below and a 10 would be 1 standard deviation above. THe exact averages and st. deviations are listed for each section on your score report.

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