Shortened MCAT score question

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Hi! So can someone who is good at stats explain this to me? Like I need a full explanation lol.

If the new MCAT is out of 48 questions, and let's say on the AAMC test I get 41/59 questions right that is a 125 on PS. What if I get 41/48 questions.. is that still going to be a 125 (give or take a point depending on scaling)? Or no because that's more questions right per total questions? If not, how does scaling work? AHHH I'm so conflicted on this.

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You will likely receive a higher score, but the MCAT is scored based on percentiles not how many questions you got wrong.