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Question from practice exam ON the MCAT??

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by ch0sen1, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. ch0sen1

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    I have not started my MCAT prep at all, so this may be a nooby question, but I was just wondering how closely related are the MCAT practice exams to the actual/real MCAT? Have there been the "exact" same questions from practice exams on real MCAT exams?
     
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    Yes, there have been repeated questions. I'm not sure how much we can talk about this subject. I know there's a policy of not posting actual MCAT questions...
     
  3. ch0sen1

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    Well no, I just want to know if there are repeated questions and if they are frequent. Also, how similar are the questions?

    I dont want to know exact questions...
     
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    When you ask how closely related are the MCAT practice exams to the actual/real MCAT, are you saying in general? In general there are repeated questions; I would not say they are very frequent. The questions are usually variations of the same concept when/if they "repeat" but are rarely the same question persay.

    It also depends on which practice exams you are looking at. Looking at just AAMC practice and the real MCAT, I don't think any questions from exams 3-10 "repeated." But a few things on my MCAT were the same question or very similar to some questions in Kaplan.
     
  5. fizzle

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    I remember that one of the questions on the real MCAT when I took it was the exact same, with the same answer choices and all, as one of the questions on the practice AAMC exams. I went :eek: for a moment, then :D
     
  6. RySerr21

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    One of my writing sample prompts was the exact same to the one I had read the night before on the AAMC website (or whatever website has all those prompts listed). This might seem cool, but the night before when I read it I was like "hmm i have no idea what that word means. Oh well, What are the chances of me getting this prompt?"

    :eek:

    I stared at the screen in disbelief for about 5 minutes, the proceeded to BS the whole thing.
     
  7. dr zaius

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    It rarely happens. If you're thinking about memorizing questions and answers; don't do it. It's a waste of time. Understanding the underlying concepts is the best way to prepare. There are no true "short-cuts" when it comes to the MCAT :(
     
  8. ch0sen1

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    LOL oh god...that would suck. What did you end up getting on the essay?
     
  9. junkct

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    good god it looks like you BSed that puppy pretty well!
     
  10. WeedKiller87

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    There was one question on my real MCAT that came from one of the Exam Krackers books, but the funny thing is, I still got it wrong. :laugh:

    To prepare, study the material and do a lot of questions. By the time you take the test, many of the questions will look similar to questions you have already seen.
     

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