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Hi guys, I have taken my first UWSA yesterday and my score was 230/550. I want to know whether its a good score or not. I am planning to give step 1 at the end of this month . I haven't taken nbme yet first I want to take UWSA. Currently i am doing FA with UW. should i take nbme next week or do FA one more time ? and one thing more how can we take nbme offline ?
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Depends on your goal, UWSA tends to overpredict by 20 points. So i'll say approximately your score now is 210.
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I got 224 on UWSA and two weeks later I took NBME 12 and got 207. By the way, I was very upset with UWSA.
My best advice is take and NBME as soon as possible so you can start working in your weak areas with more time before your test.
According to everyone NBME's are more trustwothy than UWSA.

I am telling you my experience it doesn't mean that it's like this in all cases.

I am going to take my exam next week. If I get my score before you take your test I will let you know. So you can have an idea.
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I forgot, take NBME online!
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I got 224 on UWSA and two weeks later I took NBME 12 and got 207. By the way, I was very upset with UWSA.
My best advice is take and NBME as soon as possible so you can start working in your weak areas with more time before your test.
According to everyone NBME's are more trustwothy than UWSA.

I am telling you my experience it doesn't mean that it's like this in all cases.

I am going to take my exam next week. If I get my score before you take your test I will let you know. So you can have an idea.
Thanks for your reply
Yes pls do tell me your score . Btw wats date of ur exam ?
Best of luck with that can u pls tell me ur nbme score so I cud hav idea when to go for exam . Could nbme 7 n 13 enuf for prediction?
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I have my exam in april 16th. I decided not to take and nbme* because I don't want to freak out before my exam if I get a low score.

I have been working hard in the past 6 weeks and I have confidence in myself.

I think 13 is a good predictor, and also think that nbme 11,12 and 13 are more like the actual exam type of questions, well I hope so. I read that nbme 7 is a good predictor but old. I did NBME 7 and felt that was so much different than NBME 12, NBME 13 and NBME 11 type of questions.

About NBME 15 I don't know anything about it but I am sure is going to be a good predictor of the actual exam since is the last one.

As far as I know NBME 7 was released in december 2009 and 11,12,13 later. So I guess that make sense why those questions could be more like the actual exam.
But I haven't take my exam yet, next week when I am done with my exam I will let you know what did I think about it.

*I did offline just to practice questions, 11 and 13.
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Oh 16th so its not so far....best of luck
U r rite why shud go for old ones when u have new forms . One thing more how can we do nbme offline ? Do we have to pay the same charges as for online forms?
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