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#1
05-09-2013
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percentage of questions right for 240 score

this question is for step taker..

please tell me how many qts should we answer right to get a score of 240in the real exam and in nbme,,

thank you

#2
05-09-2013
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I don't think anyone knows exactly what percentage because there's a lot of factors at work. Some of the data I've seen suggests around 88% but that is an assumption, so don't quote me on that.
#3
05-09-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Ardsomal I don't think anyone knows exactly what percentage because there's a lot of factors at work. Some of the data I've seen suggests around 88% but that is an assumption, so don't quote me on that.
Wait, so... Do you mean that the STEP1 doesnt correlate directly with the number of correct questions? I thought 100% correct was 322. What other factors are at work?

I do know that NBME score prediction requires higher % of correct. For example, 80% something correlates to 228 predicted, according to the NBME tables when taken online.
#4
05-09-2013
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Nevermind. I just read about it. But it is difficult to know how it correlates exactly, they use some unknown algorithm like the NBME.

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