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Default UWSA1, 2 and NBME score correlations

Hi Forum users, can you please share your experience with UWSA 1 and 2 correlations with real exam score?


also NBME scores and real exam score...


I am struggling with my preparation and I need to know how my UWSA and NBME scores resemble where I really stand... because sometimes I am worried that I get lucky and got many questions right and on the real exam it will be different


thanks so so much!!!


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UWSA over predicts. I got 251 and 260 weeks before my exam and only got 245 on the real deal. Did one nmbe offline and got 126/146 correct which is around 240. So I guess nmbes are better. Still do the uswa since the questions are good but concentrate on your percentage correct rather than the score. If you get over 80% correct you'll get around the 240s, over 85% and you're in the 250s. This is just what I think, so take it with a grain of salt. Good luck
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UWSA over predicts. I got 251 and 260 weeks before my exam and only got 245 on the real deal. Did one nmbe offline and got 126/146 correct which is around 240. So I guess nmbes are better. Still do the uswa since the questions are good but concentrate on your percentage correct rather than the score. If you get over 80% correct you'll get around the 240s, over 85% and you're in the 250s. This is just what I think, so take it with a grain of salt. Good luck

U got 126/146 out of 200 in the offline version?
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Yeah, the offline form I did had only 146 questions. I got 126 right. 126/146*200*1.4=241
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k thanks that helped

I got around 165 out of 200,hw much does it co-relate with?
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Use that formula. Multiply the amount you got right out of 200 by 1.4. 165*1.4 correlates with 231. My step 1 stuff is a bit rusty, just check and see if it's 1.4.
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ok thanks,i need to improve a lot.

Have 2 months left for exam
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UWSA over predicts. I got 251 and 260 weeks before my exam and only got 245 on the real deal. Did one nmbe offline and got 126/146 correct which is around 240. So I guess nmbes are better. Still do the uswa since the questions are good but concentrate on your percentage correct rather than the score. If you get over 80% correct you'll get around the 240s, over 85% and you're in the 250s. This is just what I think, so take it with a grain of salt. Good luck
hey Volkmann, congrats on that 245 score, thats a great score IMO, how many weeks exactly before the test did you take UWSA1? the one u got 251 on? cos seems like that one only over predicted u by 6 points, which isn't too bad IMO
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SAhey Volkmann, congrats on that 245 score, thats a great score IMO, how many weeks exactly before the test did you take UWSA1? the one u got 251 on? cos seems like that one only over predicted u by 6 points, which isn't too bad IMO
I took that around 2 months before my exam and the second one around 3 weeks before. I had studied a lot more in the weeks leading up to the exam so I'm guessing I was sitting around a 230 when I sat for uswa 1. They both over predict unless you get a 265+. Then I suppose you can be pretty certain of a good score.
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I took that around 2 months before my exam and the second one around 3 weeks before. I had studied a lot more in the weeks leading up to the exam so I'm guessing I was sitting around a 230 when I sat for uswa 1. They both over predict unless you get a 265+. Then I suppose you can be pretty certain of a good score.

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