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Question about MCAT scoring..

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by MGLombardi, May 31, 2008.

  1. MGLombardi


    May 31, 2008
    West Warwick, RI
    I just took the MCAT and I think I made a foolish error which cost me a couple questions. Will two more questions wrong cause a point difference between an 8 and 9 or a 9 and 10? Also, if it does, will one point on my total score really matter when applying?
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  3. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Moving thread to MCAT discussion forum.

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  4. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    It definitely could cause a 1 pt swing in the 8-9-10 region, but not a 2 pt swing.
  5. russellfx

    russellfx 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    I'd like to make a continuation of this question by asking: are all questions worth the same? For example in order to get a 10 on a section, does that mean you must have answered 2/3 of the questions correctly? Or are certain questions more difficult and therefore are worth more than others?
  6. nfg05

    nfg05 2+ Year Member

    May 19, 2008
    certain questions are more difficult (obviously), but every question is weighted equally. Each correct question gets you one point and an incorrect question gives you 0 points. That's why it is often advised to not be afraid to skip hard questions and put down random answers if you don't finish a section.
  7. Merissa87

    Merissa87 Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Good question, I have been wondering this also. Usually when I complete a set of passages from my TPR science workbook or EK 101 Verbal I convert my score by doing #right/#questions total and multiply by 15 to kind of see where my scores are. I'm not sure if this is accurate though...

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