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how is uwsa 1 and uwsa 2 compared to nbme 12 and also to uworld qbank..:sorry::sorry::sorry::sorry:and what percentage one has to get right to get 240+ in uwsa??:sorry::sorry:
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same as uw, way easier than nbme 12
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Easier than uworld qbank and easier than nbme.
Oh and it overpredicts.

So its basically useless lol
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UWSA 1 and 2 r different from NBME 12 , not bcoz they r easy bt bcoz u cannot compare them with NBME 12.....they r different by their own means.....bt u do score high in UWSA examz as compared to NBME...both NBME and UWSA's have different concepts tested....also UWSA's have new concepts too and thus they r also a source of knowledge ......when u r done with ur kaplan+Uworld+FA......take 1 and u will get to know....if u go on asking somebody then they will not remain ur self-assessments buddy ......!!!
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UWSA 1 and 2 r different from NBME 12 , not bcoz they r easy bt bcoz u cannot compare them with NBME 12.....they r different by their own means.....bt u do score high in UWSA examz as compared to NBME...both NBME and UWSA's have different concepts tested....also UWSA's have new concepts too and thus they r also a source of knowledge ......when u r done with ur kaplan+Uworld+FA......take 1 and u will get to know....if u go on asking somebody then they will not remain ur self-assessments buddy ......!!!
I liked uswa...actually gives you explanations of wrong answers....think of it as another 400 questions qbank that assess you and allows you to learn
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I think uworld SA is harder. I felt like like a retard when I took it 20 days ago. On the other hand NBME 12 is easier but you don't usually get 'very' high score as you would get in Uworld SA 1. So it's a matter of give and take. And to score more than 240 in uworld SA 1, you have to score above 70-71%

Also, for Uworld SA 1, take your score and subtract 10 and that's your real score.

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Well, actually from browsing around the web I found that most of the people do get the same score as their UWSA1. Especially AMGs do, for some it even underpredicts, but for IMGs it is about the same or overpredicts a little.

Uwsa 2 overshoots a lot: from what I have seen - from 10 to 40 points...
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UWSA1 overshot 12 pts for me in comparison to nbme 5 which i took two weeks AFTER.
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Well, actually from browsing around the web I found that most of the people do get the same score as their UWSA1. Especially AMGs do, for some it even underpredicts, but for IMGs it is about the same or overpredicts a little.

Uwsa 2 overshoots a lot: from what I have seen - from 10 to 40 points...
Yea you're right. My score on Uworld SA1 (-10) score is pretty much same as my nbme 3, 11 and 12 score.
I hope my uworld sa1 underpredicts
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UWSA1 overshot 12 pts for me in comparison to nbme 5 which i took two weeks AFTER.
I am planning to take NBMEs before doing UW Q bank online(already did it offline..2007)..which all should i take.
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