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Old 03-09-2011
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Smile Got my score today 99/250

I appeared for the test on Feb 15, 2011. Got result today on March 09, 2011 (on the 4th Wednesday after the test day counting from 1st Wednesday on Feb 16).

I encountered not a single difficult question till 4th block. Thereafter, I must have come across overall 10 tough questions in all the remaining blocks. I can say with a fair degree of certainty that only 10 answers maximum on this examination of mine were incorrect.

I don't feel fresh normally unless I sleep for 10 hours, and get up at around 8 AM. But the previous night I slept for only 3 hours, and got up at 2:30, and couldn't fall asleep. I took the test in sleepy and totally confused state. Calculations took very long. I didn't carry anything to eat, presuming there would be a restaurant in the vicinity of the test center, and there was none.

It shouldn't be a hyperbole to state that had I been well-fed, and well-slept the previous night, my 3-digit score would have been close to 259. Man proposes, and God is great.

Am I happy? I am! I have to be! The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep!
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Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

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its awesome score...congratulations...dnt forget to share ur step 1 journey..go have fun!
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hey congratulations.
great score. do share your study plan with us.
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cogragulation man .....and keep it up
hope you share us your story
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Heartiest Congratulations dear friend!

Can you please tell us what sort of Questions were there?

I mean I still curious about how the exam questions are?
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I appeared for the test on Feb 15, 2011. Got result today on March 09, 2011 (on the 4th Wednesday after the test day counting from 1st Wednesday on Feb 16).

I encountered not a single difficult question till 4th block. Thereafter, I must have come across overall 10 tough questions in all the remaining blocks. I can say with a fair degree of certainty that only 10 answers maximum on this examination of mine were incorrect.

I don't feel fresh normally unless I sleep for 10 hours, and get up at around 8 AM. But the previous night I slept for only 3 hours, and got up at 2:30, and couldn't fall asleep. I took the test in sleepy and totally confused state. Calculations took very long. I didn't carry anything to eat, presuming there would be a restaurant in the vicinity of the test center, and there was none.

It shouldn't be a hyperbole to state that had I been well-fed, and well-slept the previous night, my 3-digit score would have been close to 259. Man proposes, and God is great.

Am I happy? I am! I have to be! The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep!
Sman congratulations..........
can you please share with us your study duration and experience.........
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Default My study for Step 1

I was working hard in my hospital-based job. I started preparation in July or August. Daily I must have spent 2-and-a-half hour till October. Then I started studying for some 5 hours a day. Last 1 month, I studied some 8 to 9 hours a day.

The key to a good score is understanding the subject. Once you understand, even the most cryptic questions become easy. But, since I am practicing, I could easily understand as to which stuff I was reading was of real clinical relevance. I could know what I needed to know. I knew from my practice that hypoglycemia is extremely common among alcoholics. The only question I asked myself was, do I know the biochemical mechanism of this? Hyperlipidemia occurs in diabetics; do I know the biochemical reason?

Be passionate about learning. The preparation of tests should, I guess, be taken as an opportunity to learn. Score will follow. Thanks.
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Congratulations dear for a great score . . . .
Plz share Which books u used?
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Congratulations!
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Congrats... Thats a gr8 score
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please share with us your study plan..and material

and most important the DOs and Donts,

and what would u have changed if u could
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Congratulation
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Congratulations, hope u keep blessed!!!
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