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Clock How to Monitor Break Time in the exam?

how do i monitor my break time during the exam?
is there a separate timer for it?
or i do it roughly with my watch?
how do i know how many minutes left from the 1-hour break?
and how do i know the minutes added from block that are done early?
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At the end of each block, the computer will tell you time remaining for the exam.
You can then know how much break time you have.

For example, if you have 5 hours and 45 minutes to the exam and still there are 5 blocks, then you have 45 minutes break time available for you.

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i no tis is dumb q bt r wrist watch allowed in exam? i heard tey arent
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when u press end of block and leave ur seat there is a watch on the pc calculate ur time
after u leave ur seat and u r taking ur stuff from ur locker like food take ur watch with u and set timer so u can know u spend in a break time 1o min
for eg
thats work with me
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Thaaanks alot for the feedback

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is it better to leave after each block or take long rest (2 breaks) is better and also one more thing , usually where is the locker and is it far from the exam room (also the restroom)
how much time it takes for recheck when we get back to the exam room ???how do they recheck???
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is it better to leave after each block or take long rest (2 breaks) is better and also one more thing , usually where is the locker and is it far from the exam room (also the restroom)
how much time it takes for recheck when we get back to the exam room ???how do they recheck???
You can take a break after every block or after 2 blocks. Its upto you how you feel about it. I took it after every block.
The lockers depend on the center where you take the exam. In my center they were not that close, so sometimes i had to run towards them and then come back quickly eating on the way
You can take a big break (15 mins) for lunch after halfway of your exam.
By recheck you mean signing in? It takes about 30 seconds by the 2nd and 3 rd time you do it. You have to sign on a paper, give your finger print and get your pockets checked each time when you come back from a break.
Make sure that you do the tutorial at home which is available at the usmle.org website. You will save 15 mins and this would add up to your 45mins break time to make it a full 1 hour.
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You can take a break after every block or after 2 blocks. Its upto you how you feel about it. I took it after every block.
The lockers depend on the center where you take the exam. In my center they were not that close, so sometimes i had to run towards them and then come back quickly eating on the way
You can take a big break (15 mins) for lunch after halfway of your exam.
By recheck you mean signing in? It takes about 30 seconds by the 2nd and 3 rd time you do it. You have to sign on a paper, give your finger print and get your pockets checked each time when you come back from a break.
Make sure that you do the tutorial at home which is available at the usmle.org website. You will save 15 mins and this would add up to your 45mins break time to make it a full 1 hour.

thanks alot that is really helpful , but where onn usmle.org can I find the tutorial???
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