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Old 05-19-2015
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Default Guys , help me choose which test to take next

Hey Guys ,
I seem to take slightly more time to peak my prep for step 1 . Will be taking it around June mid.

So do i have the possibility of applying for step 1 in case if i have just two results ?
That is step 1 for sure and CS or CK .
Which step should i take next ?

CS or CK ??

Which one is more crucial for application to have any chance ?
With CK i get the opportunity to show a higher score , so my inclination is towards it .

But please guide me .

If i go too optimistic , all my results will be available at the end of september .
Will i be too late to apply with all three results ?
or i should apply with two ?

Please guide me as which exam i should take next .

Thanks in advance .
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The only issue with taking CS later is that the score can take upto 3 months to be reported, depending on which part of the cycle you took the test in. On the other hand, I do know a couple of people who got a few interviews with CS score still pending having taken their Steps 1 and 2. But as an IMG, your aim should be to get all the exams out of the way as soon as possible.

In my opinion, it would be better to apply early with Step 1 and 2 rather than apply late with all three scores.
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