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Old 10-27-2009
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Is Prometric Practice Test Useful?

Well, yes it's useful in that it puts you in exactly the same testing environment of your real test day and so for example you get yourself acquainted with the test center and see how long it takes from your place of residence to the test center and other logistics that you need to get ready for to avoid sudden exposure at your real exam day.

As far as the content of this practice session, it's composed of three blocks only not like the real 7 or 8 block of step 1 or step 2 CK. The questions are exactly the same as what you have in the Free USMLE Practice materials from the official USMLE website which you can be downloaded for free and no need to visit your test center. Learn more about the Free USMLE Practice Material
So as far as questions and exam content and testing your knowledge it's not useful in that matter.

How to apply?

You can only apply for a Prometric USMLE practice test when you are already registered for an USMLE step and received your scheduling number and CIN number. When you receive these go to this page
and enter your scheduling number and CIN number and wait few days they'll send you an email and a snail mail of your practice test scheduling number and CIN number (which are different from your original exam numbers).

How to Schedule?

Use these new special Prometric practice test scheduling and CIN numbers when you schedule your practice test with Prometric using this page

Important to remember that the above link is different from the regular exam scheduling link, the latter will not work even if you enter your practice scheduling and CIN numbers.

When you schedule with Prometric they'll make you pay the fees which ranges from $48 to $215 depending on your location.

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I know this is an old thread but I had my Step 1 practice test today and I want to let everybody know that majority (>95%) questions in practice test were the same as USMLE free 138 on the website with the exception of 4 media questions. Out of those media questions 2 were easy and the other two were difficult.
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this thread helped me a LOT.
i was lost in prometric website and wasted time, i shouldve seen this thread first.
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i am afraid to take the pro-metric exam because of the cost what if i failed the exam?. Can you give me some more advice's.
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Originally Posted by Sawank View Post
i am afraid to take the pro-metric exam because of the cost what if i failed the exam?. Can you give me some more advice's.
I made that error with the Step 1 and NBME. If you have more than 2-3weeks till test date, do the practice.
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