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i m planning to take exam in beginning of march IA.. uptil now i hv done 2nd read of kaplan nd 1st read of FA and still im dng offline uw..after doing uw i plan to do DIT with FA.. plz tell that shd i now subscribe to online uw to do along with FA or shd i continue with offline uw & do nbmes online instead ..

im really confused..:/ also is uwsa a compulsory to take or r nbmes enough?

thanks alot..awaiting honest advice..
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i think you should subscribe uworld for atleast 1mnth
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plz help.

i m planning to take exam in beginning of march IA.. uptil now i hv done 2nd read of kaplan nd 1st read of FA and still im dng offline uw..after doing uw i plan to do DIT with FA.. plz tell that shd i now subscribe to online uw to do along with FA or shd i continue with offline uw & do nbmes online instead ..

im really confused..:/ also is uwsa a compulsory to take or r nbmes enough?

thanks alot..awaiting honest advice..
If your exam is in a month you should have done few of the NBMEs to see where you are. Otherwise, you will keep working without knowing what your real weaknesses are. If you haven't take them you should soon.

Most students start taking them a month before exam as some questions show up on the real exam from NBMEs. At least NBME 7,11 Uworld assessment 1 and 2 months before and for few weeks before exam NBMEs 12,13,15 so there are no surprises when you get your results. These test will help you predict what score you are likely to get.

Also, for the last month focus on nothing but FA+Uw notes+keep doing questions don't stop and start taking 7 blocks tests last week before your real test to increase your endurance for test day.

Hope this helps you!
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plz help.

i m planning to take exam in beginning of march IA.. uptil now i hv done 2nd read of kaplan nd 1st read of FA and still im dng offline uw..after doing uw i plan to do DIT with FA.. plz tell that shd i now subscribe to online uw to do along with FA or shd i continue with offline uw & do nbmes online instead ..

im really confused..:/ also is uwsa a compulsory to take or r nbmes enough?

thanks alot..awaiting honest advice..
Beginning of march means 7 weeks from now.
Pls burn the offline uworld! If its PDF then .....
Well I mean seriously u must start online uworld.
How many uworld questions do u have left?
Off course do all the nbmes online and don't rush to do the nbmes. Do them wen u are more than 50% done with uworld and have read FA at least twice!
No need to do nbmes wen hare not ready only to get depressive scores!
Well I will do uwsa as well, it's also predictive just that +/- 10-15 from real score.
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NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 1 Exam Score
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Beginning of march means 7 weeks from now.
Pls burn the offline uworld! If its PDF then .....
Well I mean seriously u must start online uworld.
How many uworld questions do u have left?
Off course do all the nbmes online and don't rush to do the nbmes. Do them wen u are more than 50% done with uworld and have read FA at least twice!
No need to do nbmes wen hare not ready only to get depressive scores!
Well I will do uwsa as well, it's also predictive just that +/- 10-15 from real score.
Check here.
NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 1 Exam Score
ok well thanks for mocking me :/
anyway i just wanted to do offline uw 1st so tht i can annotate and thn later with online uw i feel more confident...offline uw shd get finished in a day or two IA
u said i shd take nbmes after i hv read FA twice..more than 50% of online uw or offline?

also plz tell how many days shd it take max. to read FA after dng all ur reading nd annotaions?

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If your exam is in a month you should have done few of the NBMEs to see where you are. Otherwise, you will keep working without knowing what your real weaknesses are. If you haven't take them you should soon.

Most students start taking them a month before exam as some questions show up on the real exam from NBMEs. At least NBME 7,11 Uworld assessment 1 and 2 months before and for few weeks before exam NBMEs 12,13,15 so there are no surprises when you get your results. These test will help you predict what score you are likely to get.

Also, for the last month focus on nothing but FA+Uw notes+keep doing questions don't stop and start taking 7 blocks tests last week before your real test to increase your endurance for test day.

Hope this helps you!
i plan to take nbme from feb onwards so tht im done with atleast 2 read of FA bfr tht.. is it fine? or shd i take one nbme bfr i start FA?

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i plan to take nbme from feb onwards so tht im done with atleast 2 read of FA bfr tht.. is it fine? or shd i take one nbme bfr i start FA?

thanks for replying..
Sorry for my late reply as I didn't know you responded cuz we don't get any notice here. I would say at least go over FA once and then take one of the NBME to see your weak areas as you should focus on making your weak areas more strong and it takes time to work on them. There are many to take from so try taking NBME 5 online for accurate score as the point grading system is not the same for hard questions as for easy questions. Hope this helps you!
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