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Please I'd appreciate it if anyone know's if the Kaplan full length Simulation tests are valid predictors of the actual USMLE scores.

I did the first one and got 70% and would like to know what that would translate to on the actual exam. Anyone who has done it recently or knows should please comment.

Many thanks!

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Hi all, please I'd appreciate it if anyone know's if the Kaplan full length Simulation tests are valid predictors of the actual USMLE scores. I did the first one and got 70% and would like to know what would translate to on the actual exam. Anyone who has done it recently or knows should please comment. Many thanks!
It depends on the time before the exam you have attempted them.

I did it 4-5 months from the exam, and scored 75% in both, and then went on to score 256 on the real exam.

75% correlates to 240-250 range. If you want your real assessment then give a NBME.

70% will correlate to 220-230 zone.
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Hi all, please I'd appreciate it if anyone know's if the Kaplan full length Simulation tests are valid predictors of the actual USMLE scores. I did the first one and got 70% and would like to know what would translate to on the actual exam. Anyone who has done it recently or knows should please comment. Many thanks!
I got a 263 out of 322 on the kaplan simulated and a 239 usmle correlate on NBME 7 the following day. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Akhan01! What year did you give the step 1?
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Thanks npktun. What year did you give the Step 1 pls?
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Thanks Akhan01! What year did you give the step 1?
I take the exam in four weeks.

Took Kaplan simulated back in March.
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What would you say the difficulty level of the Kaplan full simulation test was Akhan01?

I mean in comparison with NBMEs

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npktun what resources did you use between taking the Kaplan Simulation test and your actual USMLE Step 1 exam?

I mean during the 4-5 months in between.

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npktun what resources did you use between taking the Kaplan Simulation test and your actual USMLE Step 1 exam?

I mean during the 4-5 months in between.

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Thanks npktun. What year did you give the Step 1 pls?
I took step 1 in feb this year .

Did Rx + UW + FA + NBMEs (till 7 )
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What would you say the difficulty of the Kaplan Simulation was for you npktun?
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Had started another thread on this with no replies:

Here are my Kaplan Simulation Exam 2 results:
Block 1: 39/46
Block 2: 41/46
Block 3: 39/46
Block 4: 38/46
Block 5: 41/46
Block 6: 44/46
Block 7: 39/46

Total: 281/322=87.3%

NBME 3: 179/200
NBME 1: 185/200
NBME 2: 188/200
NBME 4: 192/200
NBME 6: 189/200
NBME 7: 191/200
NBME 5: 196/200

(All of these are done offline as they are not available online anymore. Score +/- 3 (maybe) as some of the answers are still doubtful (crosschecked with 3 or 4 answer keys available). I'm not too sure about the predictability of offline NBME though. I just used them as 1400 extra questions to learn from. Will be doing online tests starting next week. Exam in just under 2 months)
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