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which 1 is more predictive & better to do from these 2??
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which 1 is more predictive & better to do from these 2??
Neither is predictive. I did #1, 2 months from my exam and #2, 3 weeks from my exam and got 251 & 260 respectively and ended up with only 245 on the real deal. I didn't bomb my exam or anything. I thought I did just as well as I did on the mock tests. Bottom line, the questions are great on UWSA but the scoring curve is a joke. Unless you get 265+, be prepared to get 10-20 points lower on the real deal. NMBEs are far more accurate. It's just the UWORLD qbank that's awesome.
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UWSA-1. Mine was dead on!!
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So ur nbme mark minus 10-20 is predictive.
Yeah I think so.
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yeah i knw as compared to nbme they aren't that predictive that's y i was asking in b/w these two..
so uwsa 1 is better ryt?
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yeah i knw as compared to nbme they aren't that predictive that's y i was asking in b/w these two..
so uwsa 1 is better ryt?
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I think any one is good. Some people say uwsa1 is harder.
I am yet to take uwsa2 so I can't compare but a friend who took both few days ago. Confirmed that uwsa1 is harder than uwsa2.
Bottom line is they all over predict by 10-15 marks. Infact his score difference Btn nbme 11 and uwsa2 where 16 marks. But almost the same for uwsa1. For me my score in nbme11 and uwsa1 were 11 marks apart.
Most importantly mild difference can be due to test taking skills
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