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hi everyone , i am about to take exam in 25 days ... i have taken 3 nbmes and scored nearly 160/200 in all of them ... getting 220s and in uwsa1 240 ... i am now scoring 40 /50 per block correct ... i dont think i can improve much with another round of revision ... i want a score of above 240 ... is there anything i can do to raise my scores and can anyone tell how many questions can i do wrong per block to get a score of 240 roughly ? .....
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I don't think there is a set number of questions you can get wrong to get 240. The score is based on how other people do on those questions. So if the exam is harder, you can miss more and still end up with the same score.
As to improve now, the nbme you took will tell you your weakness. Study those concepts. Also, with 3 weeks left, you should repeat FA cover to cover at least 3 times. Maybe consider repeating pathoma and doing usmle-simple to review some of the microbiology concepts you may have forgotten.
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as u said like our score depends on how others perform ... do u have any idea who are all the people our scores depends on ...like all the examines even in 2014 or even 2013 are considered ?....or the ones taken exam within 6 months around our exam dates are considered ?
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as u said like our score depends on how others perform ... do u have any idea who are all the people our scores depends on ...like all the examines even in 2014 or even 2013 are considered ?....or the ones taken exam within 6 months around our exam dates are considered ?
As far as I know, even everyone that takes the exam on that day has different questions because there is a huge pool of questions that are used. But I might be wrong on this. Based on this info, I would think that the average varies over the last few months where the same pool of questions were used.

Again, don't quote me on this, this is just what I have heard. And talking to my friend who took the exam on the same day as I did, we definitely had different questions.
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