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Question NBME 5..is it the toughest?

I did NBME 5 and literally scraped out of it...[felt like a slap in my face]

I would like to know if it is the most toughest or my prep s still not up to the mark

Planned to do FA thorough run thru
do NBME 7 & 13
I'm planning to take the exam in 20days


it would be of gr8 help if u guys help me out...
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No one can help you without knowing how much you scored.

Anyway, no matter what NBME you take, they're all predictive and will give you almost the same score (+- 5 marks).
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jus +5? Thought it was +10
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jus +5? Thought it was +10
5, 10, whatever...the point's the same
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Hmm yeah, i think the day of exam is more important than anything else.. i have seen ppl getting 240s in NBME getting 260s n also 230s!
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regardless of which you find "hardest", they are all normalized so whatever you scored is where you are.
even if you now take an "easier" nbme, you will require more correct answers to get that same score.
they're all normalized.
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Hardest or easiest is not a good evaluation for NBME.
I saw posts sayin "is form 5 the easiest?"

What can be easy for you can be super hard for me.
I took NBME 5 not long ago and I'd say it had lots of stuff that I not necesserely like, but anyway NBME is the most accurate predictor.
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thanks guys for your inputs...

all along i was a bit over-confident about my prep status...

but after getting this score...i`m beginning to wonder that i messed up from day 1 of my prep

long prep time has its own advantages and disadvantages
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Dont worry about it man, after each NBME just hit the books while focusing on ur weak areas.
Keep on repeating this process until u get a satisfactory score on ur NBME and then go for the exam.

Sooner or later, you are going to reach your target score.

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