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Default Step 1 exam results this Wednesday

Hey guys!

Just want to wish everyone good luck with their score results this Wednesday! After waiting a very long 3 weeks, I can't believe we only have 2 more days of waiting until our scores will be posted. All the best everyone!
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Best of luck to everyone eagerly waiting for their results this wednesday. I've still got a couple of weeks to bear.
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All the best everyone!

I still have 2 more weeks to go.. do you know what the curve or what the number of experimental questions is like?
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All the best everyone!

I still have 2 more weeks to go.. do you know what the curve or what the number of experimental questions is like?
Before the may change it was something like 30-35 experimental and 10-15 excluded due to whatever reason. (This info is from Kaplan Qbook, 6e)I haven't seen any statistics after the new changes.
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Before the may change it was something like 30-35 experimental and 10-15 excluded due to whatever reason. (This info is from Kaplan Qbook, 6e)I haven't seen any statistics after the new changes.
Thank you Quacky mcquacky! that was very helpful..im just feeling really nervous after that exam..
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Thank you Quacky mcquacky! that was very helpful..im just feeling really nervous after that exam..
You're welcome! Wish you all the best with your score!!!
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You're welcome! Wish you all the best with your score!!!

One more question Quacky.mcquacky:

I'm not sure if you wrote your step 1 yet..how much of a difference did you find between the nbmes and STEP 1.. which nbme did you find was most similar to STEP 1?

what happens if you get an experimental question right? it doesn't count?

Thank you!
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One more question Quacky.mcquacky:

I'm not sure if you wrote your step 1 yet..how much of a difference did you find between the nbmes and STEP 1.. which nbme did you find was most similar to STEP 1?

what happens if you get an experimental question right? it doesn't count?

Thank you!
I haven't written my exam yet (postponed exam), so I cannot tell you anything about the similarities between NBMEs and real test. Although, I would love to hear your experience, if you feel like sharing?
Neither experimental, nor excluded questions count. Not answering/answering correctly/incorrextly these questions would therefore have no effect on your score.
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So nervous for results tomorrow!

Good luck to all of you!
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I went on the OASIS website, and there seems to be no sign that I even took the exam..

Is it like that for you guys too?

Its saying I can apply for Step 1, and the Score Result section is blank (Exam date and Score Result date)
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I have the same exact thing happen to me once I log into OASIS aswell. Good luck to you and all the best tomorrow!
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I haven't written my exam yet (postponed exam), so I cannot tell you anything about the similarities between NBMEs and real test. Although, I would love to hear your experience, if you feel like sharing?
Neither experimental, nor excluded questions count. Not answering/answering correctly/incorrextly these questions would therefore have no effect on your score.
Aw, i figured if you got some experimental questions right, it might be worth more points or something.

But in terms my step 1 experience, the first two blocks were very similar to uworld style questions and straight forward. The 3rd and 4th block were slight harder but okay..5th and 6th block made me think i was going to fail the exam...i didnt feel great at all about those blocks and the 7th block was okay compared to 6 and 7. Thats why i feel really nervous. I can already think of 12 silly silly mistakes I made and i have no idea how i did on those tough blocks. Im feeling really anxious ..but in relation to the nbmes, they were some similar questions but i felt like the style of questions were more like UWORLD.

Overall, i wake up every morning thinking about this exam.. i really dont know how it'll turn out... 2 more weeks!
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Hi Motivated, best of luck with your result.
Is UWorld the only qbank you did? Or did you do another qbank too?
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Hi Motivated, best of luck with your result.
Is UWorld the only qbank you did? Or did you do another qbank too?
Hi San.usmle,

I did uworld, usmlerx and a bit of kaplan as well. I found that usmlerx really built my foundation for knowing first aid well and that helped me score higher on uworld and kaplan helped me more with physio principles
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Did anyone receive their results??

all the best!
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got my score-220. im an img. will there be any use in continuing further ?? pls help
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got my score-220. im an img. will there be any use in continuing further ?? pls help
Congrats Coolonc! thats great

of course you should continue, you have options and you can do even better on step 2 and cs.

If you dont mind can you describe your exam experience and how you did on your nbmes..was there a correlation?

Thanks coolonc and congrats again!
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thank you for the inspirational words.
well to be frank, i found the main exam questions to be a lot lengthier and tough than nbmes and uwsa.
my scores were-
uwsa1-220
nbme16-224
uwsa2-242
nbme17-232.
main-220
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I haven't written my exam yet (postponed exam), so I cannot tell you anything about the similarities between NBMEs and real test. Although, I would love to hear your experience, if you feel like sharing?
Neither experimental, nor excluded questions count. Not answering/answering correctly/incorrextly these questions would therefore have no effect on your score.
What percentage of correct questions are needed to pass the exam? is the percentage greater than 60%? so if it was out of 308, one would need a 184.8/308 to pass?

Thanks quacky.mcquacky!
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What percentage of correct questions are needed to pass the exam? is the percentage greater than 60%? so if it was out of 308, one would need a 184.8/308 to pass?

Thanks quacky.mcquacky!
The word is (again from Kaplan) that it's somewhere between 60-70%.

Remember though that 60% correct on the real test is not the same as 60% correct in question bank. If you have an average of 60% in question bank, there is a good chance that you will score around average (220-230).
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Aw, i figured if you got some experimental questions right, it might be worth more points or something.

But in terms my step 1 experience, the first two blocks were very similar to uworld style questions and straight forward. The 3rd and 4th block were slight harder but okay..5th and 6th block made me think i was going to fail the exam...i didnt feel great at all about those blocks and the 7th block was okay compared to 6 and 7. Thats why i feel really nervous. I can already think of 12 silly silly mistakes I made and i have no idea how i did on those tough blocks. Im feeling really anxious ..but in relation to the nbmes, they were some similar questions but i felt like the style of questions were more like UWORLD.

Overall, i wake up every morning thinking about this exam.. i really dont know how it'll turn out... 2 more weeks!
Relax. Everybody feels that way. If your NBMEs were good, there's a good chance that your score will be too. We tend to focus on the bad things - you remember all the mistakes you made, but you forget all about the questions you got right. Just don't worry too much about it. You're done with the test. GO CELEBRATE!!!! You deserve it.
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congartulations on your scores.
Was there an emphasis on a particular subject ?
Is anatomy and Behavioral science asked more than usual ?
And what about heart murmurs ,Ct scans and Xrays ?
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I got my result; 227...I wish it were higher because I only got a 228 on CK but I only had 2 months to prepare while working most of the week so I guess this was the best I could do.
Good luck to everyone .
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The word is (again from Kaplan) that it's somewhere between 60-70%.

Remember though that 60% correct on the real test is not the same as 60% correct in question bank. If you have an average of 60% in question bank, there is a good chance that you will score around average (220-230).
Quacky.mcquacky, what would a 60% on the exam be than?

Thank you!
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Hey guys firs of all congratulations for your scores. And the most important is that you already have taken the most difficult exam. Now you can celebrate.
Please help me.
I don't know about the scores.
1)Is it true that all us lie step 1 takers compete in score with all takers from the same month?
2) explain to me please about those other qs that are experimental. I've never hear about it.
3) I did UW 5mo this ago and I used to have average between 50-60%
Now before 1 month of real exam. I bough today doing UW and now after 3 months of reading big books my scores a
Doing time mode blocks each one from 44 qs I get between 80-90% before doing UW I do usmleRx and I got the same scores between 85-90% even more on UsmleRx... My qs is that I don't know if those percentages are predictable and are good considering that I have already done UW.
I would like to buy and do another qbank ( because I will not know those qs) and see if I get the same scores.
If getting those scores how much could I score on real exam?
4) last one how are the length of qs? All are the same length or just some of then are longer, a friend told me not to be afraid if I have to scroll down to read the complete qs. With all of these changes after May 11th the exam is similar to UW? nBmE?? Same, easier, more difficult????


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When did u take ur exam...i took mine on 18th..
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Quacky.mcquacky, what would a 60% on the exam be than?

Thank you!
TBH, I have no idea. And probably nobody does. But, according to Kaplan, you need somewhere between 60-70% just to PASS. With that being said, I would say somewhere around the passing mark? But again, I haven't seen this information clearly stated anywhere, so take it with a pinch of salt. (Kaplan itself is rather confusing on this subject - on one page it goes on about how you need 60-70% to pass, on the other they say that if you have 70%, you've probably got yourself a decent score.)
My advice to you is, give it a rest. You cannot predict your score anyway, because you don't know how many questions count, how many of those you got right and we only have a slight idea about the scoring system. I know it's hard, but you just have to wait for the score to come up.

Take care.
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