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Default SOS Exam on this 26th !!!

Hello,
Am probably mighty late in approaching my conundrum but I'll try nonetheless.
Here's my performance on the various assessment exams(online) so far.
UWSA1 238
UWSA2 238
NBME11 234
NBME12 217
NBME13 232
NBME16 230

I considered myself a 260+ candidate until my scores above forced me into doubt. I have my exam two days from now and I feel I might have peaked already. How reliable are these assessment predictions? Am I being a fool in appearing for the exam in spite of me missing my target scores on both UWSA and NBME ?

Kindly reply in the earnest. Like I said, I hope am not too late.
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Hello,
Am probably mighty late in approaching my conundrum but I'll try nonetheless.
Here's my performance on the various assessment exams(online) so far.
UWSA1 238
UWSA2 238
NBME11 234
NBME12 217
NBME13 232
NBME16 230

I considered myself a 260+ candidate until my scores above forced me into doubt. I have my exam two days from now and I feel I might have peaked already. How reliable are these assessment predictions? Am I being a fool in appearing for the exam in spite of me missing my target scores on both UWSA and NBME ?

Kindly reply in the earnest. Like I said, I hope am not too late.
Regards
Vila

Hey these scores are quite predictive.
Id say +/- 5

Of course once in a while people do score as many as 15- 20 points more (or less!) but Id like to think these are rare events.
I personally would not leave my Step 1 score to mere chance and would feel more confident if Id scored 240+ on recent NBMEs

Since your exam is so close I dont know if you can postpone.
Just make sure you dont regret your decision later.

You can read my exam exp on the Step 1 page.
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Thanks Pranav. Yes
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Hey these scores are quite predictive.
Id say +/- 5

Of course once in a while people do score as many as 15- 20 points more (or less!) but Id like to think these are rare events.
I personally would not leave my Step 1 score to mere chance and would feel more confident if Id scored 240+ on recent NBMEs

Since your exam is so close I dont know if you can postpone.
Just make sure you dont regret your decision later.

You can read my exam exp on the Step 1 page.
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Thanks Pranav. Yes, I have ended up in a pickle indeed. I think I did browse through your experience,congratulations on your score. I would like to think I didn't give these assessments the respect they deserved, and hope I end up among the rare few. Since I am throwing my towel in now, what would you recommend for a last hour /day boost in my scores. How close was the real thing to your assessments? I am seriously grabbing at straws here...
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Also, is there a way around the answers to the questions I got wrong on my NBMEs? Might help smooth out my rough edges if nothing else...
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Thanks Pranav. Yes, I have ended up in a pickle indeed. I think I did browse through your experience,congratulations on your score. I would like to think I didn't give these assessments the respect they deserved, and hope I end up among the rare few. Since I am throwing my towel in now, what would you recommend for a last hour /day boost in my scores. How close was the real thing to your assessments? I am seriously grabbing at straws here...

Well if youre going ahead.... just keep calm you definitely can be one of the rare few!
Dont even study tomorrow (I watched a sitcom the whole day!)
Most important: Sleep well (take some meds only if youve used them before)

And dont freak out when you see strange questions, its pretty normal.
Good Luck :-)
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Thank you, indeed!
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Well if youre going ahead.... just keep calm you definitely can be one of the rare few!
Dont even study tomorrow (I watched a sitcom the whole day!)
Most important: Sleep well (take some meds only if youve used them before)

And dont freak out when you see strange questions, its pretty normal.
Good Luck :-)
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