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    Does any1 what is the difference between the raw mark and the mark we gt?
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    The raw mark is the mark you actually scored in the paper. The mark you got was the scaled mark.
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    (Original post by Hippysnake)
    The raw mark is the mark you actually scored in the paper. The mark you got was the scaled mark.
    Will the scaled marks be lower or higher and how is it calculated?
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    I just gave you the link that explains everything
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    (Original post by LetoKynes)
    I just gave you the link that explains everything
    I don't get it could you explain it?
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    Basically, your raw marks are your actual marks gained by adding up the marks of each of the questions in your papers.

    The marks that you see (UMS) are after your marks have been compared with other people who have sat for the paper, and adjusted accordingly. (Also after taking into consideration the weightage of each paper)

    It's done so that if everyone finds the paper hard, you don't end up with everyone scoring low UMS - there will always be a top % that will get full UMS.

    Does that help ?
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    (Original post by LetoKynes)
    Basically, your raw marks are your actual marks gained by adding up the marks of each of the questions in your papers.

    The marks that you see (UMS) are after your marks have been compared with other people who have sat for the paper, and adjusted accordingly. (Also after taking into consideration the weightage of each paper)

    It's done so that if everyone finds the paper hard, you don't end up with everyone scoring low UMS - there will always be a top % that will get full UMS.

    Does that help ?
    So does that mean UMS is always higher than the raw amrk?
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    That link explains everything perfectly if you take the time to read it.
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    (Original post by Sageevan)
    So does that mean UMS is always higher than the raw amrk?
    No. If the exam is particularly hard that year, then the UMS will be higher (as a % of the total available marks). If the exam is particularly easy, however, the UMS will be lower.
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    (Original post by tommm)
    No. If the exam is particularly hard that year, then the UMS will be higher (as a % of the total available marks). If the exam is particularly easy, however, the UMS will be lower.
    Thanks
 
 
 

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