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Question NBME 7 or NBME 12

Guys, which NBME is tougher? 12 or 7?? I'm just going to take one and I don't want a low score. Just need a confidence booster before my exam!

Or maybe ill just do NBME 3! I'm chickening out really. I have done NBME 11, 6 and 5 before. scoring between 210 and 220. also uwsa1 which gave me 240 (over predicted) I need a 230 in NBME.

Exam is in 3 weeks!

Need sincere advice!
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Hey! I have done 3,5,6,7,12. NBME 3 was my first one which I didnt do well on, but that was just cuz I wasn't prepared. Looking at the questions now, it seems much easier than the others I have done. 7 and 12 are comparable in difficulty. From what I have read on the forums, 12 is similar to 11. Since you have done 11 already, you can have a rough idea of how 12 would be.
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As per my Experience NBME 7 is tougher but NBME 12 the one I took online was highly predictable of my score.

Well For your concern about the blunders you make, I will say Just relax, cool down during test. Haste makes waste. You have 1 complete hour to finish a single block so I thing for Step 1 1 hr is more than enough. No need to hurry. Dont be lazy & Go through all the questions, not only the marked ones, at the end of block. Sometimes we tend to do mistakes in the ones we are confident of. Atleast I used to do and so this method helped me prevent simple mistakes.

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According to my experience -
NBME 12 - you must go for it . Quite good predictor and reflects real exam well.
NBME 7 - little easier and i dont recommend if you want to take only one NBME
My advice - take both .
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nbme 7 . .everyone says it's a good predictor of actual score . .what i heard . .i will take it in 10 days . .
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nbme 7 . .everyone says it's a good predictor of actual score . .what i heard . .i will take it in 10 days . .

hi zohaib , hey even i am thinking on taking an nbme 7 test ,

when are u giving ur step 1 ?
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if i get a good score,230 + in nbme then this month,,otherwise,,next month , ,
it's depends on how much score in nbme . .
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As per my Experience NBME 7 is tougher but NBME 12 the one I took online was highly predictable of my score.

Well For your concern about the blunders you make, I will say Just relax, cool down during test. Haste makes waste. You have 1 complete hour to finish a single block so I thing for Step 1 1 hr is more than enough. No need to hurry. Dont be lazy & Go through all the questions, not only the marked ones, at the end of block. Sometimes we tend to do mistakes in the ones we are confident of. Atleast I used to do and so this method helped me prevent simple mistakes.

Hope this helps!!

yes u riight! like 3 questions were sumthing i knew on top of my head n i jus dint read the last line properly in rush n it cost me thanx for the advice!!
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thanx shah786 , jaimin n Zohaib for ur input!
really appreciate that
so now considering i hav done 11, ill take nmbe 7 then!! IA
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According to my experience -
NBME 12 - you must go for it . Quite good predictor and reflects real exam well.
NBME 7 - little easier and i dont recommend if you want to take only one NBME
My advice - take both .
is that so???????????
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is that so???????????
I think atleast 3 nbmes(7,11,12) should be taken before appearing for real exam .
keep NBME 12 for last 10 days .
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I think atleast 3 nbmes(7,11,12) should be taken before appearing for real exam .
keep NBME 12 for last 10 days .
can i do only nbme12 bfore 10 days of exam???
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