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I am only scoring 53% cumulative on my Qbank and I have to admit it's a little depressing. I usually take about 15 - 25 questions each test, and I take the test timed. I am reading through FA as I go along, and it's frustrating because some of the things I get wrong I feel like I should have known because I read it in FA. On some test I'll get 80%, then on another I get 40%...aarrgh!

What's the normal percentage people score in their Qbank at this stage? Any tips of suggestions? I feel like I am doing really poorly.
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What stage are you at? In other words, how many weeks or months are left before your exam?

This is a good cumulative if you're still early in prep and have months to follow. It will definitely rise if you keep on doing questions and reviewing FA. But, it's not good if your exam is in a couple of weeks. Well, it still correlates to a score of around 88/213 according to this table (however, note that the correlation is accurate when you've completed all or at least most of the qbank).

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I am taking it in May, but I can only study 2-3 hours each day until March, at which time I will take 7 weeks and study 10-12 hours each day right before the exam. Is that score still okay at this stage? Any suggestions for what else I could be doing with the limited time I have?
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You do have a lot of time regardless of how many hours you study everyday. So don't worry.

If you're done with the main reviewing, just keep doing questions, and referring to FA or any suitable resource if needed.
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You'll still be okay I think - just don't take big breaks for any reason. Stick with your schedule consistently and you should be okay... that percentage actually doesn't mean a lot right now because you haven't covered all subjects equally. What matters more is the percentages you get once you've covered the material properly and of course the only real predictor we have are NBME forms which you won't do until you've started your last 7 weeks so use that to make your decision then.
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What stage are you at? In other words, how many weeks or months are left before your exam?

This is a good cumulative if you're still early in prep and have months to follow. It will definitely rise if you keep on doing questions and reviewing FA. But, it's not good if your exam is in a couple of weeks. Well, it still correlates to a score of around 88/213 according to this table (however, note that the correlation is accurate when you've completed all or at least most of the qbank).
Thanks a lot for this very useful correlation Haisook! This really helps me to figure out where I'm at in my studies. My goal is to be at about 90/220 before I start my dedicated 7 weeks studying, so as ashishkabir suggested, if I just keep going at it and finish the Qbank at least 2 times before that, I should be in good shape. I want to use those 7 weeks to really push myself to that 99. That makes me feel a lot better!
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Thanks a lot for this very useful correlation Haisook! This really helps me to figure out where I'm at in my studies. My goal is to be at about 90/220 before I start my dedicated 7 weeks studying, so as ashishkabir suggested, if I just keep going at it and finish the Qbank at least 2 times before that, I should be in good shape. I want to use those 7 weeks to really push myself to that 99. That makes me feel a lot better!
Remember when you try to be 90 your effort is mentally little bit lower than trying to get 99. So I would suggest - focus your effort that you get your 99 and be happy if you get >90.
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