Texas11

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How many questions did you miss on the exam to get the score you did? I know its based on a curve but I just want to know about how many I can miss.
 

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Ps Vr Bs
15 76-77 59-60 76-77
14 74-75 57-58 73-75
13 70-73 54-56 70-72
12 65-69 51-53 66-69
11 62-64 48-50 62-65
10 58-61 44-47 58-61
9 54-57 41-43 53-57
8 48-53 37-40 48-52
7 42-47 34-36 44-47
6 36-41 30-33 39-43
5 30-35 27-29 34-38
<4 0-29 0-26 0-33
 

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considering that the AAMC tests are actually an aggregate of a pool of real test questions as opposed to full administered versions, i dont think that finding "how many you can miss" and still get a 30 (or whatever) will be a fruitful exercise.
 

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seeing how there's no answer key publicly released, none of us really know how many we got wrong.
 

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Yeah, it won't really help to know how many you could have gotten wrong on this year's admins, or any year's for that matter. Same for the practice exams. The only thing you can garner from the info is that to get 15s, you can miss 2 at most...I imagine that stays pretty static. After that though, the scores can vary relatively significantly. So knowing that you could have missed 10 to get a 12 on a section this year, because next year you may need to only miss 8.

Moral of the story, just study your hardest, and make sure you get the maximum number of questions right. Don't try to shoot for a target number to get correct on the practice exams. Because that target is not going to be the same on the real administration.
 

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In addition, there are experimental passages on the MCAT that do not count towards your overall score. Thus, the total number of questions that the score is based on is not out of 77 or 60, depending on the section. Rather, it's based on 77 or 60 MINUS the number of experimental questions on each multiple choice section (and there are experimental questions in the PS, BS, and VR sections).

Lastly, do you honestly think you can control the number of questions you get right or wrong? Like FaytlND stated, just do the best you can and strive for the best possible score.

Good luck,
Sam
 

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Heck, what's acing it? 30? 40? 45?
 

palminator2003

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DianaLynne said:
Heck, what's acing it? 30? 40? 45?
Above 30 is "competitive"
above 35, you start getting into acing territory. Everyone's personal standards are different, so convince yourself that you aced the exam when you get your scores back :D