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Guys, I need help.
I had my xam on 27th Dec but postponed coz i freaked due to low score in NBME 7. I scored 217 in NBME 7 which was below my expectation.I have done kaplan LN 2x, FA 2x,Kaplan Qbank 1x, UW 1x.Regarding q bank i cud do both of them only once coz i was short of time. I studied for 6 months but it seems i am not well prepared for the real thing. I have 2 days left for my uw subscription shud i extend it so as to do atleast the wrong questions for one more time.Also shud i do my marked questions of kaplan qbank and then reschedule my exam in one month time. I was so depressed dat i decided to take break, again have so much paper work to do for my extensionand confused dont know what to do, where to start.
Guys Pls help me how shud i proceed further.
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hey jinni

tats normal after postponing xam ....take some time off bt nt 2 much ...i wod suggest extend ur uw n do the wrong q tatll giv u idea wer prep misg..

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Getting a good score is much more imp than postponing
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post ur nbme score table to see where is ur week area so that u focus on them
and do uw wrong and mark q with 1st aid repeat it at least more 2 times

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if u want to do after that nbme 11 more predictable too
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post ur nbme score table to see where is ur week area so that u focus on them
and do uw wrong and mark q with 1st aid repeat it at least more 2 times

good luck
if u want to do after that nbme 11 more predictable too
Is NBME 11 more predictable compared to 12 in any way?
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Is NBME 11 more predictable compared to 12 in any way?
nbme 11 and 12 and 7 r most predictable nbme
so who is better no one know
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Its big mistake to postpone exam u r already prepared 217 in nbme 7 is so good and u can easily get 230 ! I score 230 in nbme 7 i was so tense that time but i didnt postpone my exam and i got real score of 257/88 coz i worked alot on weak areas
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I postponed my next week exam "now" too due to bad NBME 12 score and feel miserable......But will keep going. If I take a break now, I will loose it. I was putting 16 hours and feel I want a break. Maybe I will go down in hours, but will keep studying...
I will take on Feb 1st....come what may!!!
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hey jinni

tats normal after postponing xam ....take some time off bt nt 2 much ...i wod suggest extend ur uw n do the wrong q tatll giv u idea wer prep misg..

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Thanks a lot.
Since i did the bank only one time the concepts of wrong questions wudnt have gone consolidated so this is a good plan.
An advice how to do uw for the second time shud i again do the wrong questions in random timed mode or do the wrong questions subjectwise tutor mode.
Thanks again
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Getting a good score is much more imp than postponing
Yeah this is the reason i did postpone.
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post ur nbme score table to see where is ur week area so that u focus on them
and do uw wrong and mark q with 1st aid repeat it at least more 2 times

good luck
if u want to do after that nbme 11 more predictable too
Pls see my NBME score report.
Behavior science was my weakest topic i tried my level best but i always get caught in two options and choose the wrong one.It seems i got all my behavior qns wrong in this NBME.I dont know what else i can do to improve.
Yes uw wrong qns is a gud option but i still have Kaplan subscription shud i also try a hand on the questions i have marked in it.
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Is NBME 11 more predictable compared to 12 in any way?
Newer NBMEs correlate more to the xam type questions.
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Its big mistake to postpone exam u r already prepared 217 in nbme 7 is so good and u can easily get 230 ! I score 230 in nbme 7 i was so tense that time but i didnt postpone my exam and i got real score of 257/88 coz i worked alot on weak areas
Yasir i already did that mistake so cant be turned back.
But was the xam similar to NBME 7 i really found it a bit tough compared to form 6. I didnt do 11 and 12.
Which NBME was the best correlator of the xam according to you.
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I postponed my next week exam "now" too due to bad NBME 12 score and feel miserable......But will keep going. If I take a break now, I will loose it. I was putting 16 hours and feel I want a break. Maybe I will go down in hours, but will keep studying...
I will take on Feb 1st....come what may!!!
I know how u r feeling rit now but by my xperience stay assured its a normal feeling.
i feel much better now and now the feeling of postponement has sunken in , i am going to take off few days just to relax and will try to come back and hit hard.The last month i was also giving same amount of input but now i understand that u need to be in just a pace that u dont get xhausted just before xam.Previously i was giving 8 hours and was in a much better shape and energy level but the last month really i had to do all the killing.this xam is a test of endurance.

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Yasir i already did that mistake so cant be turned back.
But was the xam similar to NBME 7 i really found it a bit tough compared to form 6. I didnt do 11 and 12.
Which NBME was the best correlator of the xam according to you.
Nbme 11 was similar to exam ! N i did offline nbme11 with only 30 mistakes ! But my advice is dont waste single mintue if u have postponed ur exam coz if u take a break or gap at this stage then u will have to review all stuff again coz step prep requires hardwork everyday ! Gooodluck prayers for u !
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Nbme 11 was similar to exam ! N i did offline nbme11 with only 30 mistakes ! But my advice is dont waste single mintue if u have postponed ur exam coz if u take a break or gap at this stage then u will have to review all stuff again coz step prep requires hardwork everyday ! Gooodluck prayers for u !
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Bro I thinks you have taken a right decision by postponing.I personally think that usmle is about confidence if you think giving extra time will improve your score then yes you are on a right track atleast you will be confident when u enter the prometric centre abt your preperation.
I will suggest you to go through u world wrong questions and find out your weak areas as NBME suggest its to be BS go and do kaplan q bank for it along with conrad fischer 100 cases or if u think u have time then u cn read BRS its really good.Keep revising and cover your weak areas.
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Bro I thinks you have taken a right decision by postponing.I personally think that usmle is about confidence if you think giving extra time will improve your score then yes you are on a right track atleast you will be confident when u enter the prometric centre abt your preperation.
I will suggest you to go through u world wrong questions and find out your weak areas as NBME suggest its to be BS go and do kaplan q bank for it along with conrad fischer 100 cases or if u think u have time then u cn read BRS its really good.Keep revising and cover your weak areas.
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Hey Mohit thanks. Yes i worked on my behavior science hard but again it remained my lowest performance subject. UW behaviour science i used to get 70 % questions correct but yes i remember in Kaplan Qbank behavior science was my weakest subject below 50% average. I think i will do again all of the behavior science questions from kaptest But i didnt do ethics book and BRS bt i have both, which one do you recommend or both?
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Hey Mohit thanks. Yes i worked on my behavior science hard but again it remained my lowest performance subject. UW behaviour science i used to get 70 % questions correct but yes i remember in Kaplan Qbank behavior science was my weakest subject below 50% average. I think i will do again all of the behavior science questions from kaptest But i didnt do ethics book and BRS bt i have both, which one do you recommend or both?
Hey I personally think behavioural science is all abt practice as you are always confused with the 2 options thats what usually happens with me.I have done BRS+KAPLAN VIDEOS and i think brs is good bt if u are lack of time i will suggest instead of going through brs read conrad fischer 100 cases and do questions of BRS.
Also I will suggest you to find out what exactly is your weak area in BS if it those forgettables like in which we have to decide what type of ego defences or the age related development questions etc.. then u need to memorise it and that will be all. But if you find problem in ethics then practice as many questions as u can that will be of more help.
I hope it helps
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Guys , what is the difference between offline and online questions, do the questions differ?
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