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USMLEWorld UWorld score is 55% can I take step 1 in November?

I am doing uworld, in timed mode. . .my score is 55%, , ,I have finished 2 reads of Kaplan Step 1 Lecture Notes and 1.5 read of Goljan.
Am I going too slow? or my score is too low to take exam in November? is there anyone else who wants to take exam in November?
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I have same score with exactly same readings, I'm also taking exam in November.
I am confused too
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A score of around 70% is considered good. But u have more than enuf time to improve till november. Just note what subjects/topics u're weak in, and concentrate more on them. I think u're going at the right pace at the moment.
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A score of around 70% is considered good. But u have more than enuf time to improve till november. Just note what subjects/topics u're weak in, and concentrate more on them. I think u're going at the right pace at the moment.

Not, the average score officially reported by Uworld states anywhere between 50% - 60%.

To OP: Yes, 55% cumulative you are WITHIN average and so yes, you can take the exam. But it is a horrible way to determine if you are ready or not.. take an NBME.
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@zohaib
Everyone tends to score lower on uworld at the start, but ur score gradually improves as u do more questions. so no need to worry, u seem to be doing fine.

And yes, the proper way to assess urself would be to do an NBME.
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thnx every1
i have completed 11 blocks. . .and after that my score is 54.86%. . .
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I am doing uworld, in timed mode. . .my score is 55%, , ,I have finished 2 reads of Kaplan Step 1 Lecture Notes and 1.5 read of Goljan.
Am I going too slow? or my score is too low to take exam in November? is there anyone else who wants to take exam in November?
one thing i noticedd that if u do uworld after kaplan ur score will b around 60 peerceent mostly but if we do uworld block immediately after first aid then its above 70 ... i have seen it .. plz tell me that u r reading all explanations of uworld ? of just of those questions which are wrong ...
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Well acco to my experience reading of all explanation is necessary durin 1st tym,yu have to know why yu did correct/wrong ans.secondly yu can leave explanations which are already disscussed....but durin 2nd reading of UW its okay to read mark/wrong ans as yu need to know...
I am doin 2nd readin of kaplan wd UW,my cumulative is 59% after completing half UW and i started from 52%.
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well i haven't read first aid. . .never
i read every bit of explanation and if i have wrong question i may read that topic from kaplan as well,but it really depends on my mood. . .
thans umar and plz keep informing about your score
when do you want to take exam?
my score is 57% after 13 blocks. . .
and my weak subjects
biostat
micro 40 %
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and i think my score in improving after reading its explanation. . .most of question seems to be repeated. . .
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I am doin 2nd readin of kaplan,just micro & patho is left .....did UW after each subject,right now my cumulative is 59%...wen i started iit was 52%,till now i finished half of UW...
well i want to take exam 2 days before eid ul azha..around 1st ten days ov nov..wat do yu think ??
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hey i was wondering when did u start studying for step 1?
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i started my studies in march. . .i m below average in fact lowest average student of my class,but still i belong to the best medical institute of Pakistan. . .
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i thought u were doing it online. . .
well i think u can't take it in november. . .
i have completed my second read,and still i feel i should take triad of dec, jan feb. . .
and for offline my friends say 75-80% is optimum score. . .
i don't want to break you heart,but u r below average,just like me. . .
just an opinion
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i am doing UW online,and also doin subjectwise...see bro ppl do in a mix way and they do each block than read explanations inthis way they do better their following blocks,but wen i complete subject i do all qs at once of that subject than read explanation,so everytym i deal wd new type of qs...
now takin abt exam,5th of sep i will do 1uwsa online also nbme form 3 offline,if i got above 200,i will fix my exam in november...will start my 3rd read wd FA along kaplanqbank online+UW revison.....i know many ppl score who score abv 75% but i dnt believe anyone except sum exceptionals b/c many are cheaters...
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have u taken any nbme form offline?bcz i m thinking about taking 1 and kind of scared too. . .
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i took form 1 offline 1month before ryt after my first reading,i did 134qs correct.
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umer hows ur prep now a days?
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Hey Zohaib,

I am done wd the 2nd reading of kaplan+goljan.UW completed 84% with the cumulative score of 62%.I took offline nbme a week ago did 153/200.
now i am on F.A started from systems 25 page a day+50qs of UW.
Well i am very scared abt the exam,i dnt knw im doin well or not b/c wenever i do UW qs i feel terrible but i found nbme easier and very straight than UW.Plz guide me and i really want to know how you are moving.
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thnx for sharing. . .
well right now i have started my third read. . .i have done first block of nbme 3 and got 38 right out of 50. . .got depressed and thats y left it, , ,
well i m feeling main problem in micro,,,i don't a single word about it, , ,pharma and biostats are tough. . .i have started behavioural science. . .
i will do nbme after my 3rd read in mid oct. . .if i will get 170 right in that nbme i will go for online nbme. . .
can you tell me the form number of nbme that you have done?
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i did form 3.
what are you reading in these days..plz share also yur uw score.wat is yur next plan?
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hey guys!

i was just reading this thread.well,i started my prep in april for step 1 but i must admit that i have never been consistent and now i realize what the heck i have done!

well,i have given 2 reads of kaplan for all subjects but for path i did Goljan (that too twice).i am correctly doing uworld and about halfway through with a cumulative score of 72% (timed,unused,all).i took NBME 12 a few days back and did horribly,scoring a 370 and i was highly dishearted.My exam was on the 5th of October,now I have postponed it to 27th October.I still have half of uworld left and I want to finish FA atleast 3 times before the exam.I plan on taking NBME 11 and 7 after my uworld.My weak areas were biochemistry,biostats,and neuroanatomy.

Can someone advice me how to improve these areas?And is it enough time to be fully prepared for the exam by next month?I am sooo confused!!!
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@umar
i m reading behavioural science,,,,my score in uworld was 61%,,and that was in the last month.. . .
my plan is to finish this read in one month,,,and then nbme7 online. . .if get a good score,will take triad of december,jan, feb. . .
@doc. . .u finished uworld with 72% and still 370 in nbme?
always do offline nbme before going to online,,,if get 170 right in offline then go for online. . .
i believe Kaplan is sufficient in these subjects,,,biochem and biostats are very volatile so do them at the end of the read before taking any new nbme. . .
best of luck to all of you
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what do you mean by offline NBME??where do you take that??i just know of the online one
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what do you mean by offline NBME??where do you take that??i just know of the online one
Offline nbme are pirated versions of the online nbme available on net.. Dont do it. Offline nbme is not recomended.. it does not predict ur score.. Online nbme is the right way to do it and it is known to predict ur actual score in exam... Continue ur UW and keep reading FA along, u ll be fine. Save nbme 7 to the last as its supposed to be the closest to actual score u ll get in exam.
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