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I am wondering if I am planning to take 4 practice tests before my real one, which ones should I take?- 13,15,16, and 17?

sorry if its a redundant question but I can't make up my mind about it lol
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Hello! This is my first post on this chatboard

I am wondering if I am planning to take 4 practice tests before my real one, which ones should I take?- 13,15,16, and 17?

sorry if its a redundant question but I can't make up my mind about it lol

Yes.

Take the newest ones available to you (higher number = newer).

Question styles and topics have shifted gradually over the years, so the earlier forms are no longer the representation of the actual test that they once were.
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Actually, its much better to first get a baseline performance by doing any of the old ones, specifically the 13 or 15. This will break your anxiety, and you would get used to the NBME system. Later on, you can do the most recent ones. This will remove any bias, and the results will be much more predictable.
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Thanks!!

Also is it eh comprehensive basic science assessment test that I have to purchase?
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Yup, buy this one "Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment (CBSSA)"
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Thank you! Ok one last question- if I buy it do I have to take it right then or I can take it whenever I feel like it?
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http://www.nbme.org/Students/sas/faq.html
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