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USMLE Scores Passing score in step 1

What is the passing score in step 1 now??
I heard that they increases the passing score from 196 to 203 in step 2CK.
What about step 1??
Any change??? If not, whats the minimum???
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Dude , they increased the hardness of the question pool of the Step 1, if anything min. score will eventually decrease.
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With God's grace & If u study hard, everything will be easy, if u don't..then even easy part becomes hard.
ECFMG did mention that there is a change in question pool of step 1..
NO WHERE did they mention that its gonna be harder...

Nyways @parag03..aim a higher score..don't take the xam to just pass..u will b fine

its not wrong to say a bit of positive words to someone..
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With God's grace & If u study hard, everything will be easy, if u don't..then even easy part becomes hard.
ECFMG did mention that there is a change in question pool of step 1..
NO WHERE did they mention that its gonna be harder...

Nyways @parag03..aim a higher score..don't take the xam to just pass..u will b fine

its not wrong to say a bit of positive words to someone..
true but i guess the aim for the new qpool was to make it more challenging ie harder in a way ?
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of course step 1 is the hardest exam ..and it's become harder than before for sure.
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Default step 1 depends on ur prep

i think exam is neither hard nor easy, it all depends on ur preparation, your know how about the important concepts and how they are tested, and ur thorough understanding on all the disciplines tested.
if u have prepped well, exam will definitly be easy for you and taking 240+ is not difficult at all, if u studied efficiently.
And if ur not aware about how they test us, or have weak areas, then even 200 is very difficult.
and i dont think they have made exam harder, just made it more up to date, more pics and audios now.
So ball is in our court, it all depends on us, not on the usmle administrators, so leave all this talk that exam is hard whatever ... Just study well,
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Star Aim higher.....

And aim higher ... If u want to get 250+, u shud aim for 280+ and study accordingle, if u aim for 250 then u ll get around 220-230 and no more ... Aim for the stars , if u miss u ll land among the moon ... good luck mate
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i think exam is neither hard nor easy, it all depends on ur preparation, your know how about the important concepts and how they are tested, and ur thorough understanding on all the disciplines tested.
if u have prepped well, exam will definitly be easy for you and taking 240+ is not difficult at all, if u studied efficiently.
And if ur not aware about how they test us, or have weak areas, then even 200 is very difficult.
and i dont think they have made exam harder, just made it more up to date, more pics and audios now.
So ball is in our court, it all depends on us, not on the usmle administrators, so leave all this talk that exam is hard whatever ... Just study well,
On the Dart..!!..That's what I am trying to say..
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