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Question Is the Exam like UWorld or like NBME?

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for the people who took step1, is the exam like UWORLD or NBMEs?
i mean during a block of uworld u cant really know how ur doing or the score that might come, but during NBME, u can feel how ur going and u got right or wrong... besides, getting 80's or 90's in uworld is very very hard! but in an NBME getting around 80 is around 230... so how about the test? concept wise or memory regurgitatin and vomiting info? coz thats how i feel UWORLD, the questions do have a good concept, but the options are very distracting and need good memorization, not just understanding,
i have around 300 Qs left in UWORLD, but still now, when i click on submit, i close one eye and wait for the result,
and my step1 is after 15 days!
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I hv not taken the test so i cant say much. But i wanted to ask u which NBMEs did u take? online/offline? I hv my exam in about 45days, i hv not taken any nbme, just trying to plan about the nbmes now. thankx

PS, use uworld explanations as a learing tool. u can easily score in the 90's during ur second pass(if u have time to do that)
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I hv not taken the test so i cant say much. But i wanted to ask u which NBMEs did u take? online/offline? I hv my exam in about 45days, i hv not taken any nbme, just trying to plan about the nbmes now. thankx

PS, use uworld explanations as a learing tool. u can easily score in the 90's during ur second pass(if u have time to do that)

i've seen most offline forms, the difference is obvious between uworld and them!
and yes, uworld is a learning tool ofcourse, but most of the wrong questoins are between two options always, the rest are always crossed out,
i did UWSA1 last week and got 224
im not in denial, but for sure i dont believe the score, it's impossible, i got wrong questions like "alpha ketogluterate is messed up" what is the deficient enzyme, and i picked smthg not related to thiamine, perhaps not even in FA at all :P my Qbank score is 70 now, first time, timed+unused+mixed mode,,, no time for 2nd pass, impossible
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i've seen most offline forms, the difference is obvious between uworld and them!
and yes, uworld is a learning tool ofcourse, but most of the wrong questoins are between two options always, the rest are always crossed out,
i did UWSA1 last week and got 224
im not in denial, but for sure i dont believe the score, it's impossible, i got wrong questions like "alpha ketogluterate is messed up" what is the deficient enzyme, and i picked smthg not related to thiamine, perhaps not even in FA at all :P my Qbank score is 70 now, first time, timed+unused+mixed mode,,, no time for 2nd pass, impossible
hmm 70% first time is pretty good i think. How long does it take to do an NBME offline? Did u do all of them? DO u have forms 8-13 with answers? im looking for those.
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