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Question NBME form 5 vs NBME form 6

Hey guys,

I will be getting an NBME in a week's time
initially i was planning on getting form 5, but i see now it has no expanded feedback, whereas form 6 does.
are form 5 and 6 that far apart in difficulty? which is the easier of the two?
I am not at the level of taking the step yet, I am just tracking my progress.

which should i get? form 5 (with no expanded feedback) or form 6 (with expanded feedback)? keeping in mind I want the easier one.
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NBME 6 might be a little harder (i do not think there is much difference between NBME 5 and 6) but it definitely helps to have an extended feedback .. that way you can go over the questions you got wrong and find out your weaknesses.
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is it better to do nbme online or must we analyze each questions of nbme to master step 1.

are the offline answers corrct or will they confuse?
thanks alot
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hi
is it better to do nbme online or must we analyze each questions of nbme to master step 1.

are the offline answers corrct or will they confuse?
thanks alot
Most of the offline answers are correct I believe...I'm not too sure.

The only problem with that is - when you do an online NBME, the questions dont come in the same order for everyone. So sometimes its really hard to find the correct answer for your question unless you have it written down.

And its ALWAYS better to do the NBME's ONLINE .. thats because its the only way to predict your performance. For example, you can get 175 out of 200 correct .. you would think thats 88% .. but thats not the case, it will not correlate to a 3 digit score on the USMLE. The points each question is assigned depends on its difficulty. Hope that makes sense.
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