You cannot be adequately prepared if you do not take mock tests. The mock tests should not be done every now and then but you should take the practice tests in a period of one to two weeks. This will help you track the progress that you are making as you study. It is not fun and fare to sit through the test for the whole three and three quarter hours. This is grueling. You do not want to experience this for the first time once you take the test. Ensure that you take practice tests so that you may know how to deal with weariness if it sets in as you take the test. Ensure that you review your performance after each test and focus on the areas that you are weak in. The mock tests will also enable you to understand the instructions that precede every section.
The corresponding percentile of each scaled score varies from test to test—for example, in 2003, a scaled score of 800 in both sections of the SAT Reasoning Test corresponded to a percentile of , while a scaled score of 800 in the SAT Physics Test corresponded to the 94th percentile. The differences in what scores mean with regard to percentiles are due to the content of the exam and the caliber of students choosing to take each exam. Subject Tests are subject to intensive study (often in the form of an AP , which is relatively more difficult), and only those who know they will perform well tend to take these tests, creating a skewed distribution of scores.
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