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Kaplan FL's vs AAMC vs Real MCAT Scores

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by yousafob, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. yousafob

    yousafob 5+ Year Member

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    For those of you who have received your scores by taking the real MCAT, would you mind commenting on how your actual MCAT score compared with the AAMC and/or Kaplan FL's.

    After taking 6 Kaplan FL's and 4 AAMC tests, I noticed a significant difference in difficulty level (the Kaplan FL's being more difficult). Most importantly, I was wondering are the Kaplan FL's or the AAMC tests more representative of the real MCAT? For example, my overall percentage for Kaplan FL's would be at least 10-15% lower then the AAMC ones, however, my overall score would be the same (plus or minus a point).

    I am taking the MCAT Sept. 8th, so any feedback, especially those who have their scores would be much appreciated!! Thanks much.
     
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  3. brianoflee

    brianoflee Fibre is my Friend 2+ Year Member

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  4. MWK

    MWK Over-represented majority 2+ Year Member

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    I took about 6 Kaplan FL and 5 AAMC. I took them rapid fire, alternating days during the week before the big daddy.

    My last Kaplan was a 32, my last AAMC was a 34 and my real score was a 33.

    I found them to be very predictive.
     
  5. SN2ed

    SN2ed Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I've heard that past Kaplan FL 6, they aren't worth taking. The difficultly gets really out there.
     
  6. aclementine

    aclementine Member 5+ Year Member

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    did anyone else find kaplan fl 6 was incredibly easy?? i think it was a fluke i scored so high
     
  7. RoadRunner17

    RoadRunner17 Fleet of feet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    My score on FL 6 didn't differ at all from my other scores by a lot. I still scored a bit above my Kaplan average though. I haven't taken 8-11 and probably won't.. perhaps I'll look over the questions one by one and look at the answer solutions.
     
  8. jengibre5224

    jengibre5224 VCOM 2013 !!! 2+ Year Member

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    My score on that one jumped three points on that Kaplan 6only to go down by 6 points on Kaplan 7 then to go up by 10 on Kaplan 8 and then down 2 from there on Kaplan 9 and I took all of these within a week, approximately same time of day, same effort, same sleep schedule, similar eating schedule. Idk...This test seems pretty variable, at least Kaplans tests, or probably I just have smattering of weakness.
     
  9. amar21

    amar21 professional crammer 7+ Year Member

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    I find kaplan to be alot different than AAMC. I perform better on AAMC's.

    I just did FL-2 and got 10/10/7... I have never received such a low score in a biology section. But, its probably due to the fact some of the passages were so ridiculous that I got up and made dinner haha.
     

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