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- September 4th, 2011, 09:14 AM #41September 4th, 2011, 10:40 AM #42
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I applaud you all on taking your education as seriously as you do. That kind of an attitude is sure to get you far. My point was simply that the subject tests aren't all that they're cut out to be..and spending 6 months to prepare for them is, so to speak, overkill. And in so saying I wasn't specifially addressing you--you seem to have your mind pretty much set-but all unsuspecting individuals who might come upon this thread and be lead into thinking that the tests are more difficult than they actually are. I'm sorry if you didn't get that. The comparison between step 1 and the sat was simply a rhetorical advice employed to underscore how easy the subject tests were. I also added in parentheses that I realized thinking of step 1 the same way was wishful thinking. You might also like to know that 6 months is generally the amount of time people spend studying for step 1 with the infinitely greater material it covers.
And while I realize this thread is not a debate about which education system's the best, I think at least this much needs to be said with regards to your reply:I acknowledge that the american educational system beyond high school is arguably the best in the world. But until high school I'd be wary of saying that its the best. This is with specific reference to the public school system. I say this as one who grew up in that system, having only spent the very latter part of my education in the british system. Do a little research with regards to how american high school students compare with the rest of the world. I'm speaking in very general terms here and i realize you'll find high achievers everywhere, regardless of the system they're in. Mine was merely an observation of the difference in the attitudes regarding the test between pupils. We'll end this discussion here.September 5th, 2011, 08:32 PM #43
^ That still doesn't undermine the level of disrespect in your previous post. No hard feelings though, and if you didn't know, studying for subject tests in 6 months is COMPLETELY different than studying for USMLES for 6 months. When you're in a Pakistani Medical School and you graduate, 6 months is okay to study for USMLES; but you go 6-10 hours of study EVERYDAY in those 6 months only. Where if you were to take the subject tests, you would still be in high school going to school 7 hours a day, and probably only spending a half and hour to two hours a day for 6 months, probably inconsistent because of all the other pressures and commitments of high school. The USMLE on the other hand, is without any other distractions all day. JUST TO CLEAR THINGS UP for you. And I really don't feel like correcting anything else from your post, I don't find much benefit from it. Peace. Take care.
Last edited by talib; September 5th, 2011 at 08:33 PM.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬September 6th, 2011, 12:47 AM #44
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I should have been more clear: a few people here decide to study for and take the steps DURING med school, when they're in college for often times well over just 7 hours a day (typically during 4th year). And I took the subject tests during my A levels finals, when I was still in school just as you are now, so I know what I'm talking about i.e., I'm speaking from the experience of actually having taken the test--experience that you don't have yet. I just told it the way I saw it which will of course be different from the way anybody else does. And you're right about this discussion leading to no benefit--just thought I'd clarify myself one last time--so you won't hear from me again, at least in this particular thread of yours. Peace.September 9th, 2011, 11:56 AM #45
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Hey talib i am giving the Sat science subjects on 1st october. I gave my A levels papers this june so for me i think it is a bit easy since i am fresh with the concepts. I am doing the preparation from Barrons and The princeton review books. And will be finishing by 25 th of septemebr. So i wanted toa ask you that where can i get extra test material like we have past papers in our Alevels.
ThanksSeptember 13th, 2011, 08:11 PM #46
Well I think you should make sure you get your hands on as many practice tests as possible. Take a trip to the bookstore and get some subject test books to prep. That's the best practice there is. Keep taking tests.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬November 26th, 2011, 12:04 AM #47
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I have a question, do colleges in Pakistan value IBCC equivalency more or SAT II? I am studying in US NY (12 grade) and i am afraid my IBCC score would be low because i didn't take any AP classes. however I take college Bio, college economics and college English at my community college ( I go to school AND college because i have over 90 gpa and i am allowed to go to college and school at the same time). If i have a low score in IBCC, lets say 700/1100, and over 750 in the SAT II is there a chance of me getting into khyber medical college?
thank you! plz help me out!!October 30th, 2013, 10:36 PM #48
Hey i need little bit detailed help about sat 2 test
reply pleaseNovember 24th, 2013, 09:20 PM #49
there are 800 points and 85 questions so how many points for one question??November 25th, 2013, 10:29 AM #50
and @livelife, it isn't points per question correctly. It is how many questions you get right minus how many you get wrong (*1/4 of a point) = total # of correct questions. Then depending on difficulty of test, there is a scale detailing how many correct questions one should answer in order to get an 800, 790, 780, etc
-November 26th, 2013, 05:14 AM #51
Yoyahyo, I have a question. What if you don't want to take Physics as a subject in SAT ii? What if you take the compulsory subjects like Biology and Chemistry as well as some subject other than physics, say English Literature or Math? Can you still apply to Pakistani private medical schools as a local candidate, after giving MCAT too of course, even if you haven't taken physics in the a SAT ii subject test?
Please reply soon.November 26th, 2013, 10:27 PM #52
@nasir_ You must give SATII test in bio and chemistry..however, you do have the option of giving either the SATII test in physics or math (I would take mathII just to be on the safe side of that requirement)..they don't allow any other test to be substituted in that set since you are applying for medicine. I hope this helps.-Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure..
Shifa College of Medicine Class of 2018November 27th, 2013, 04:48 PM #53
Thank you, yoyahyo for your post. It was very informative.
I have another question. I intend to appear in SAT ii (subject test) and also in MCAT (entry test). After I give SAT ii and also MCAT, can I get admission in a private Pakistani medical college on a local seat?
And also do I need to give SAT i (in order to get a local seat) or is that optional?November 28th, 2013, 03:11 AM #54
I can't speak for every private college but I do know that when applying as an international for self finance seat or Shifa, you only need to have SATII subject tests and your HSSC equivalence certificate...when it comes to applying as a local, I believe that you only need an equivalnce certificate and then meet the requirements to appear for the MCAT. I think there are some threads that address this. Be sure to check those out if you still have any questions.-Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure..
Shifa College of Medicine Class of 2018November 28th, 2013, 06:08 PM #55
Thanks again yoyahyo. You were a big help.
One last question:
I pursued a lot of threads regarding SAT but there was still one last unanswered question remaining in my mind:
Can I give SAT ii and still apply as a local candidate to Pakistani private medical colleges?
I intend to give MCAT too. It says on the UHS prospectus that a student/ applicant can give MCAT or SAT ii (Biology and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Math or Physics). The UHS prospectus does not mention anything about local or foreign seats.
So, I was confused.November 28th, 2013, 07:01 PM #56
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I have a few questions too:
Do all medical colleges in Pakistan accept the score? (i.e is it acceptable for local seats as well?)
How does one calculate an aggregate with SAT scores?
For example if someone got a score of 800 ....
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