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What is the difference between AAMC 8 R and 8 CBT

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by an aspiring doctor, May 21, 2014.

  1. an aspiring doctor

    an aspiring doctor

    Dec 13, 2013
    I have seen people on AAMC speak of AAMC versions R and CBT. What are they? I only know of the self assessment and the 8 full lengths.
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  3. ldiaz29

    ldiaz29 5+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    There are R versions for 3-10 and they are the same as the CBTS but with additional questions. 77 questions for each of the sciences and 9 passages for verbal.

    The self assessments are comprised of the extra questions from some of the old R exams
  4. TXKnight

    TXKnight Better Known as TXK 7+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Aeternal Vernis
    The R series are the old school full length MCAT (circa 2004/6 I think) , the 8 hr one. So like Idiaz29 said, they have more questions/passages. In the BS section, you may find some of these extra questions deal with topics that have been since erased from the current MCAT, such as some organic topics, so watch out for those.
  5. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2013
    soooo take the cbt ones?
  6. clairephillips

    clairephillips 2+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    Well, if you can find the R exams, there's nothing wrong with answering the questions. The extra practice is helpful and they can include what you would otherwise see on the assessments. Just be aware that, if you don't know a question, it might be because it isn't on your MCAT, rather than because you need to review it.
  7. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2013

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