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Arrow took my exam 2 weeks ago ..imp point for test takers

hey everyone
i took my exam on 17th april
and have been vacationing since then
just thought to give back sth to this form

i will write my detail experience once i will get my result .

but 3 MOST IMP things test takers:

1. almost 30 to 40 qs are straight from nbme 7 and 12 ( i dint take 11 so i think there must be few from them too ) ..my reaction was like REALLY?its a copy pasted qs from form 7 or 12 ..i have done this.DO NOT SKIP THESE FORMS!!!!




2.FIRST AID : like everyone i wasnt a big fan of this book ....but i dragged myself into it and i started liking it in the end .....60 percent exam is straight from FA (but you have to know kaplan to crunch FA)

3. dont waste your time in complex details ...exam is straight forward ..if you find sth really difficult and confusing ...dont waste your time in researching .

4. exam is do able ....simpler than nbme ...do not freak out when you get low score in nbme ...i improved 100 points in nbme in 2 weeks....so if you score low .. don't loose your heart ..trust me you can do this !
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do not freak out when you get low score in nbme ...i improved 100 points in nbme in 2 weeks....so if you score low .. don't loose your heart ..trust me you can do this !

After reading this my motivation improved 100 Points in 2 Seconds
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You don't have to write your prep experience, but at least tell us ur stats (UW and NBME's and UWSA's)

Thnx for the motivational pep talk!

Good luck on ur exam
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THANX SIBB...REALYY INSPIRING...I DID ONLINE NBME MONTH BACK N I WAS KINDA HAPHAZARDLY PREPARING ..LOTS OF SYSTEMS REMAINING..I NEVER WANTED TO DO KAPLAN COZ IT SEEMED TEDIOUS FOR ME BUT AFTER ADVICES FROM PREVIOUS TEST TAKERS I FINALLY DECIDED TO DO KAPLAN VIDZ ALONG WITH UW N FA..I GOT VERY LOW SCORE IN NBME 11 ONLINE ..IT WAS 198/400..KINDA BORDERLINE ..BUT THAT WAS WITH 40% PREP..NOW M DOING UW N FOUND IT HELPFUL ..I SCREW WITH BIOSTATS N BEHAVIOURAL A LOTTT...plz advice to schedule my daily prep..m doin pharma for 1 hour vidz ..kinda 1 chapter ..then beh vid 1 hour ..then lil surfing..lunch etc..then UW in afternoons 1 block 0f 46 random tutor mode ..n study lil FA psyhci before sleeping i study for 6 hours a day n will take exam in sept..i already extended my elig period...SINCERE HELP IS APPRECIATED ..i found ur advice usefull..thanx again
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thanks for your tips, it seems you did it very well, just please tell us about your score and your method with details, your idea can be such a good guide for us.
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Did you buy them? or just did the offline versions? best of luck
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Thanks so much!
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hey everyone
i took my exam on 17th april
and have been vacationing since then
just thought to give back sth to this form

i will write my detail experience once i will get my result .

but 3 MOST IMP things test takers:

1. almost 30 to 40 qs are straight from nbme 7 and 12 ( i dint take 11 so i think there must be few from them too ) ..my reaction was like REALLY?its a copy pasted qs from form 7 or 12 ..i have done this.DO NOT SKIP THESE FORMS!!!!


2.FIRST AID : like everyone i wasnt a big fan of this book ....but i dragged myself into it and i started liking it in the end .....60 percent exam is straight from FA (but you have to know kaplan to crunch FA)

3. dont waste your time in complex details ...exam is straight forward ..if you find sth really difficult and confusing ...dont waste your time in researching .

4. exam is do able ....simpler than nbme ...do not freak out when you get low score in nbme ...i improved 100 points in nbme in 2 weeks....so if you score low .. don't loose your heart ..trust me you can do this !

v nice hope, thanx dude . i have on 25th june and i have to do all these...
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thanks mate u made my day ;D
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Very motivational! Damn, even I wanna hear a great result from you!
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Did you take them online or offline? Just asking
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That's what I was looking for ........ to the point stuff about this exam ..... thanks for posting this ...... best of luck for your result
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thanks for the inspiration!!!!
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After reading this my motivation improved 100 Points in 2 Seconds
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classic comment ... i feel the same
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hey everyone sorry for late reply ..i didnt get to use this forum after my result ..since i went to visit my home country after step 1 and then i have started a research and then i took my CS few days ago ...phew ....i know its not a super cool score but i am glad that i got it since i had lots of obstacles in taking it ..let me assure you ,you all can do this .thanks a lot for your nice comments ...now your answers ...i took nbmes online ....and everyone should take them online ...first one was really bad ..i dont remeber dates now but it was approx 4 or 5 weeks ago exam ..just 380( probably 189) in nbme 7 ......then i took nbme 12 and it was 2 weeks ago before exam and i got 480 /217...and then i got 232 in real exam ....from 189 in nbme to 232 in real exam (4 - 5 week period) i revise all my kaplan books along with FA ...it was hell of study but you can see it pays off ....and again never forget exam is very straight forward !!!stick to the point

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i wish if i could have read your thread when i took my step 1exam ..!!
very motivating for people who loose confidence in the end .
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30-40 questions from NBME 7 and 11? You're lucky, I only had 1 q from NBME 7
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30-40 questions from NBME 7 and 11? You're lucky, I only had 1 q from NBME 7
did yeu get any from NBME 13?
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did yeu get any from NBME 13?
I only did 7
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i only did 7 and 12 ...couldnt do 13 because i heard was hard and i didnt want to loose confidence in the end ...i am sure there should be few from that too ...basically they test the same concepts but in more easy way ...exam was not like u world ..u world is good for learning but you dont get such twists in all qs......trust me just stick to the point.....so dont use uw for assesment !
go for nbmes ..!!!!
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