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#1
11-23-2012
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NBME Score Relator

i gave 2 nbme:form 6 and form 7 recently...............
form 6--170/200-530..........
form7--190/200--660..........
i have been tracking score of other ppl on forum too..........finally i came up with something which makes sense.........more rational than those formulas...,...now lets get to business
3 digit scores no.of incorrect ques. nbme/cbssa score
out of 200.. difference
196--------------------------51-----------------------------390
212------------------------------41-------------------------460
228------------------------------30-------------------------530
244-------------------------------21------------------------590-600
260-------------------------------10--------------------------660
276-------------------------------01-------------------------730
16} is 3digit score { 10} is difference in no.of { 60-70 is cbssa
difference wrong score diff....

so point is for offline users count no.of incorrect ques and then keep this diference in mind .....for eg...if one gets 16 incorrect then it falls roughly between 21 and 10 incorrect rows ,so ur score wud be mean of corresponding 3digit scores which are 244 for 21 incorrect and 260 for 11 incorrect which wud be 252...in this way play with nbme score sheet with some nos. and u wud get idea what im talking abt.........

2) XYZ got 38 incorrect ,then he lies bet.30-40 incorrect rows,,,,but more towards 40........so 212+228/2=220...but this is for 35 incorrect as we took mean so his score wud be more than 212 but less than 220.........maybe 216................this might seem complicated but its not it gives u correct,not exact value but score which cud be very similar.................
NOW I KNOW SOME PPL WUD SAY THAT MINE THEORY STRETCHES TO ONLY 273 WITH 1 CORRECT .......SO NOBODY CUD GET MORE THAN 275............BUT AS WE KNOW SOME HAVE REACHED TO 800 AS WELL OR >275 IN OTHER WORDS..........REGARDING THIS ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT FOR PERSON WHO GETS >10 CORRECT DONT EVEN LOOK FOR SUCH FORMULAS COZ NOBODY KNOWS HOW EXACTLY THESE SCORES ARE PLACED...........THIS IS FOR PPL GIVING NBME'S OFFLINE AND WHO WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEY STAND...................IM ALSO ATTACHING NBME SCORE SHEET WHICH I GOT WHEN I GAVE FORM 7, 2 DAYS BACK ...............[FONT="Arial Black"].WE KNOW THAT 3 DIGIT SCORE TO PASS IS 188.....WHICH CAN BE CORRELATED TO 360-370 or 55-56 incorrect ques........
try this out if you have any doubt.....pls post ur queries........i know lot of ppl shall curse me for this long post but understand fellas ,i did it all for my fellow forum members....so that they can track progress , where i stuggled due to lack of such materials...............hope it migkt be helpful to you ....................................suggestions are most welcome...................
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#2
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That makes sense
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Ya this make sense but I am always wondering.
If some one get 10 questions wrong per block. He or she get 212-214 in NBME but is that also mean if some one get 10 questions wrong per block in real exam I.e. all together 70 wrong questions out of 322 questions. What we be the score then? I think definitely higher then 212.
So how these score make actual sense? Confused

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by koolkiller88 Ya this make sense but I am always wondering. If some one get 10 questions wrong per block. He or she get 212-214 in NBME but is that also mean if some one get 10 questions wrong per block in real exam I.e. all together 70 wrong questions out of 322 questions. What we be the score then? I think definitely higher then 212. So how these score make actual sense? Confused Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
buddy,im not talking abt no.of wrong ques.in each seperate block ,,,,,im talking abt total ques. wrong............also it can correlate to score as nbme does.........nbme gives only 200 ques ,still we correlate it with actual exam having 322 ques....................also dont take it in general.....actually i posted it for just round about way to know how u might be doin score-wise if u r doin it offline............dont try to compare if u are doin online..although i came up with this only after giving things online..............so no.of wrong ques are total wrong ques out of 200...........
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11-23-2012
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 Originally Posted by Lara That makes sense
yeah i got ur expression.................if u r confused plug some no. and then try............maybe put some no.from ur own nbme experience................
#6
11-23-2012
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 Originally Posted by eshaan buddy,im not talking abt no.of wrong ques.in each seperate block ,,,,,im talking abt total ques. wrong............also it can correlate to score as nbme does.........nbme gives only 200 ques ,still we correlate it with actual exam having 322 ques....................also dont take it in general.....actually i posted it for just round about way to know how u might be doin score-wise if u r doin it offline............dont try to compare if u are doin online..although i came up with this only after giving things online..............so no.of wrong ques are total wrong ques out of 200...........
Dude, It's really a nice way to correlate our score and this threat is really nice.
I am just asking a question. May be u have some idea that if we have 70 mistakes in real exam. How much approx we can score? I know it's not easy to predict. Just ask " may be you have some idea.

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#7
11-23-2012
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[QUOTE=eshaan;163405]i gave 2 nbme:form 6 and form 7 recently...............
form 6--170/200-530..........
form7--190/200--660..........
i have been tracking score of other ppl on forum too..........finally i came up with something which makes sense.........more rational than those formulas...,...now lets get to business
3 digit scores no.of incorrect ques. nbme/cbssa score
out of 200.. difference
196--------------------------51-----------------------------390
212------------------------------41-------------------------460
228------------------------------30-------------------------530
244-------------------------------21------------------------590-600
260-------------------------------10--------------------------660
276-------------------------------01-------------------------730
16} is 3digit score { 10} is difference in no.of { 60-70 is cbssa
difference wrong score diff....

my nbme 12,i had 40 questions wrong but my score was 220.if i go by your calculations,thats like 213

then in nbme 7,i got 36 wrong questions but scored 229
all online
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11-23-2012
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[QUOTE=chux;163433]
Quote:
 Originally Posted by eshaan i gave 2 nbme:form 6 and form 7 recently............... form 6--170/200-530.......... form7--190/200--660.......... i have been tracking score of other ppl on forum too..........finally i came up with something which makes sense.........more rational than those formulas...,...now lets get to business 3 digit scores no.of incorrect ques. nbme/cbssa score out of 200.. difference 196--------------------------51-----------------------------390 212------------------------------41-------------------------460 228------------------------------30-------------------------530 244-------------------------------21------------------------590-600 260-------------------------------10--------------------------660 276-------------------------------01-------------------------730 16} is 3digit score { 10} is difference in no.of { 60-70 is cbssa difference wrong score diff.... i disagree with your formula; my nbme 12,i had 40 questions wrong but my score was 220.if i go by your calculations,thats like 213 then in nbme 7,i got 36 wrong questions but scored 229 all online
i told already,,,why the hell u wont to calculate the approximate score if u r giving it online..................i posted this for ppl who cant afford those form online.................and still there are no great deviations of points like 30 ........so you can get approximate score if u r giving it offline..offline...offline............i have a friend who too gave nbme 7 and got 45 ques wrong and scored something like 216.......but it wud be less acc. to my formula...............but he cud know his confidence interval if he has no money to give it online....................
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11-23-2012
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 Originally Posted by koolkiller88 Dude, It's really a nice way to correlate our score and this threat is really nice. I am just asking a question. May be u have some idea that if we have 70 mistakes in real exam. How much approx we can score? I know it's not easy to predict. Just ask " may be you have some idea. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
see i cant tell you abt real exam..............even these simulation tests are not perfect even..............see the post where ppl who have taken boards already they share their scores of nbme and USWA..............sometimes they dont match at all, sometimes nbme was predictive,sometimes USWA..............likewise this formula wont tell you exact score on real exam......infact nothing can..........this is where secret of nbme lies..........this tool is to just compare ur preparations in terms of some no.which may vary...+-15 points......you may ask why this variation.............obviously....there are only 3 option student have when they get such simulation test scores...1)either buckle up and prepare vigorously..naturally they gonna do well on real test..2)if they take their foot off the gas then they ought to decelerate.......3)they stay the same......in terms of preparation......dont change their plan and method ,,,,,
so buddy ,keep this one for nbme and that too offline.............why the hell u want to correlate it with online........
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11-24-2012
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lol...sorry buddy
thanx for the good job though
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11-25-2012
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by eshaan i gave 2 nbme:form 6 and form 7 recently............... form 6--170/200-530.......... form7--190/200--660.......... i have been tracking score of other ppl on forum too..........finally i came up with something which makes sense.........more rational than those formulas...,...now lets get to business 3 digit scores no.of incorrect ques. nbme/cbssa score out of 200.. difference 196--------------------------51-----------------------------390 212------------------------------41-------------------------460 228------------------------------30-------------------------530 244-------------------------------21------------------------590-600 260-------------------------------10--------------------------660 276-------------------------------01-------------------------730 16} is 3digit score { 10} is difference in no.of { 60-70 is cbssa difference wrong score diff.... so point is for offline users count no.of incorrect ques and then keep this diference in mind .....for eg...if one gets 16 incorrect then it falls roughly between 21 and 10 incorrect rows ,so ur score wud be mean of corresponding 3digit scores which are 244 for 21 incorrect and 260 for 11 incorrect which wud be 252...in this way play with nbme score sheet with some nos. and u wud get idea what im talking abt......... 2) XYZ got 38 incorrect ,then he lies bet.30-40 incorrect rows,,,,but more towards 40........so 212+228/2=220...but this is for 35 incorrect as we took mean so his score wud be more than 212 but less than 220.........maybe 216................this might seem complicated but its not it gives u correct,not exact value but score which cud be very similar................. NOW I KNOW SOME PPL WUD SAY THAT MINE THEORY STRETCHES TO ONLY 273 WITH 1 CORRECT .......SO NOBODY CUD GET MORE THAN 275............BUT AS WE KNOW SOME HAVE REACHED TO 800 AS WELL OR >275 IN OTHER WORDS..........REGARDING THIS ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT FOR PERSON WHO GETS >10 CORRECT DONT EVEN LOOK FOR SUCH FORMULAS COZ NOBODY KNOWS HOW EXACTLY THESE SCORES ARE PLACED...........THIS IS FOR PPL GIVING NBME'S OFFLINE AND WHO WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEY STAND...................IM ALSO ATTACHING NBME SCORE SHEET WHICH I GOT WHEN I GAVE FORM 7, 2 DAYS BACK ...............[FONT="Arial Black"].WE KNOW THAT 3 DIGIT SCORE TO PASS IS 188.....WHICH CAN BE CORRELATED TO 360-370 or 55-56 incorrect ques........ try this out if you have any doubt.....pls post ur queries........i know lot of ppl shall curse me for this long post but understand fellas ,i did it all for my fellow forum members....so that they can track progress , where i stuggled due to lack of such materials...............hope it migkt be helpful to you ....................................suggestions are most welcome...................
Hi, please could you help me with the answer keys to NBME 1 through 7 or anyone you have please. my private email is pjondez@yahoo.com
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11-25-2012
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What the hell does cbssa stand for?

Btw, the formula is useful to estimate where u stand offline. cheers for that. It must've been a PhD project to come up with this. lol
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11-25-2012
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 Originally Posted by Drmedic What the hell does cbssa stand for? Btw, the formula is useful to estimate where u stand offline. cheers for that. It must've been a PhD project to come up with this. lol
cbssa-comprehensive basic science assessment score.....................dont get bogged down by it,,it simply means......the score which nbme gives out of 800.............like 540,760..etc...etc.....
well it wasnt a phd project,,,,it was just something i randomly came up with......and i thought to share with fellow users of this forum.........afterall this forum has given me a lot ......ao this was a try to give it back............

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