GAMSAT Preparation The Strategic Way
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The most strategic way to study for the GAMSAT can be broken down into two simple steps – Learn and Practice!
Students should learn all the required content for the exam, and then apply their knowledge and answer as many practice questions as possible.
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How Much Time Do I Need To Prepare For The Gamsat ?
Most people usually allow themselves at least 3 months to prepare, but if you are able to focus all of your attention on the exam, you could probably feel quite adequately prepared in only two months.
That being said, if you are a person that would like to revise extensively for section III (which can be very time-consuming as it covers so much information), you might want to consider more time to cover everything.
Either way, the sooner you register and commit to sitting the exam, the sooner you can start preparing!
How Is The Gamsat Scored
Firstly, it is important to know that GAMSAT scores are mapped onto a scale from 0-100 (with a higher number indicating a higher GAMSAT score). According to the statistics, over 95% of students receive a scaled GAMSAT score from 40-80.
The GAMSAT scores are based on a statistical adjustment which is called the Item Response Theory (IRT). This ensures that GAMSAT scores are comparable from year to year. The score you receive in the GAMSAT is your scaled score. So, it is not your actual percentage performance in the exam / raw score.
Your overall GAMSAT score is calculated by using the following formula:
Overall GAMSAT Score = ( 1x Section I + 1 X Selection II + 2 X Selection III ) / 4
Note: The science section (section III) has twice as much weighting than each of the other sections. This means that Section III is responsible for 50% of your overall mark. However, some universities treat section III with the same weighting as each of the other two sections (I and II). These universities are the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne.