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Hi guys ,

Had anyone heard more about the step 1 pattern which is going to change after may 11 ?

Will the students applying this year get affected by the loss of 14 questions ?

or will there be any relative percentage ?

cuz if only three digit score matter now , how will it fare for a guy would take step 1 after may 11 and apply this year?

Also , are the questions going to get longer ?

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I'm not sure but i guess if they take out the experimental questions from the pool, then that wouldn't affect anything anyways. Also, i think its going to affect everyone and since they score you relative to other students so i guess its going to affect everyone equally. There must be some formula to even out the scores of students doing the exam before 11 may and after it. From what i hear and read on different forums students are constantly seeing longer stems already ! So i think the transition has already begun regarding the longer stems.
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As i know,there will be more questions from social science and general health; longer questions; some stuff about insurance systems. My friends who passed the exam recently, have already mentioned that there were some ck questions on step 1 too. Hope it wont get much harder in overall. I have my exam in two weeks. Good luck to everyone!
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They are saying with fewer questions the reflected score given back will take this into account.
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I think experimental questions will stay and some may count...its those two to four years old questions will be eliminated or already have ... the ones that people have been getting correct for years those three lines...fact recall questions.

They also say scores will be comparable between new and old forms.

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Yeah I would not stress about this, with everyone's already high stress load for studying for this hard exam, just prepare the best you can and I'm sure it will work out.
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So guys what do they mean by the safety and quality science ..?
where to study those ?
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