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How many correct questions out of 336 should I aim to get 240+ in step1
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80 to 90 qs
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80 to 90 qs
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60 to 65%...to pass the exam
75%..and abv to get 99(230 to 240 ans shd be correct to get abv 240)

exp qs have no marks bt bonus,,course qs have 2.5 points...usual qs has 1.70 point
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what do u mean by saying 'course questions'?
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60 to 65%...to pass the exam
75%..and abv to get 99(230 to 240 ans shd be correct to get abv 240)

exp qs have no marks bt bonus,,course qs have 2.5 points...usual qs has 1.70 point
u mean to say one question has more than 1 mark for it?
n abt 65-75% correct includin d experimental qs or excludin em?
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60 to 65%...to pass the exam
75%..and abv to get 99(230 to 240 ans shd be correct to get abv 240)

exp qs have no marks bt bonus,,course qs have 2.5 points...usual qs has 1.70 point
What is the source of your information?
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What is the source of your information?
my source of infor is my brilliant seniors...

well...they said in every block if yu are doing 10 to 12 mistakes yu are still abv 235..
course qs means..eg drug side effects..MOA...disease pathogenisis..high points
they always test some facts which are totally out of course 2 to 3 qs per block..low points
okay..one of my senior said he checked after exam that he did more than 70 mistakes which he surely know and he got 249
now d conclusion is ..it is possible that one person will do 250 correct qs and his score will be 240 and other person will do 235 correct qs and his score will be 240...y b/c later person has done most difficult qs correct comparative to other peers who took d same test.
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my source of infor is my brilliant seniors...

well...they said in every block if yu are doing 10 to 12 mistakes yu are still abv 235..
course qs means..eg drug side effects..MOA...disease pathogenisis..high points
they always test some facts which are totally out of course 2 to 3 qs per block..low points
okay..one of my senior said he checked after exam that he did more than 70 mistakes which he surely know and he got 249
now d conclusion is ..it is possible that one person will do 250 correct qs and his score will be 240 and other person will do 235 correct qs and his score will be 240...y b/c later person has done most difficult qs correct comparative to other peers who took d same test.


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60 to 65%...to pass the exam
75%..and abv to get 99(230 to 240 ans shd be correct to get abv 240)

exp qs have no marks bt bonus,,course qs have 2.5 points...usual qs has 1.70 point
hEy dear umeraulakh,
Thanks for the information,But what are the experimental questions?and what do u mean by u won't get a mark but get a bonus?
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hEy dear umeraulakh,
Thanks for the information,But what are the experimental questions?and what do u mean by u won't get a mark but get a bonus?

read this blog

http://blogs.askdoc-usmle.com/what-a...ions-in-usmle/
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my source of infor is my brilliant seniors...

well...they said in every block if yu are doing 10 to 12 mistakes yu are still abv 235..
course qs means..eg drug side effects..MOA...disease pathogenisis..high points
they always test some facts which are totally out of course 2 to 3 qs per block..low points
okay..one of my senior said he checked after exam that he did more than 70 mistakes which he surely know and he got 249
now d conclusion is ..it is possible that one person will do 250 correct qs and his score will be 240 and other person will do 235 correct qs and his score will be 240...y b/c later person has done most difficult qs correct comparative to other peers who took d same test.
http://www.nbme.org/students/Urban-Legends/index.html

This link may help those interested in this thread. Click on the first legend/rumor.

All questions are "worth" the same. What happens is that on exams with more difficult questions total, they are marked slightly up, and exams that are "easier" in general are marked down slightly.

So while some people may have a general idea of a percentage of questions you need to get a certain score on the exam, this is HIGHLY variable.

Also, note that the two digit score (99) is being slowly phased out and the scale has changed drastically.

Hope this helps.
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60 to 65%...to pass the exam
75%..and abv to get 99(230 to 240 ans shd be correct to get abv 240)

exp qs have no marks bt bonus,,course qs have 2.5 points...usual qs has 1.70 point

How is it possible tht a question can be worth 1.7 points? this means that you only need to score 110 questions correct to reach 188. This is barely 34% questions correct.

I think I may have misunderstood the scoring rationale, can someone please explain?
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