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Question NBME Feedback and percentage correct

I have yet to take any of the NBME's, but I was wondering if they give you feedback like the qbanks with the percentage of questions you got in each organ system/discipline?

I know that they don't give you the answers or explanations but I was just wondering if they gave any feedback at all

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The NBME Assessment report include your performance in various disciplines and subjects.

They present it in a bar graph like this one;

NBME Feedback and percentage correct-nbme-sample-report.jpg
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Ref: https://nsas.nbme.org/nsasweb/doc/sample_CBSSAF.pdf


They don't give you the percentage of questions you answered correctly. However if you purchase the expanded feedback forms, they will tell you which questions you got wrong and so then you can divide the number of questions you got wrong by the total number of questions. See for example what one of members said here
Very weird NBME 6 score....

But let me remind you that you cannot extrapolate from such a percentage. Items in the NBME are given different weights. For example getting wrong 10 items might give a predicted score that is different if you have got another 10 items wrong.
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i ended up n.b.m.e.7 with 380/193....i have scheduled my exam in next wk,,,ths has been a big blow to me...wat shud i do?
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just to clarify more: in the extended feedback form, they will give you:

1. Overall assessment percent
2. The questions you got wrong in each system/subject but here if you count them then you see that you got more questions then the overall assessment says, well the problem is that as you will see, they overlap questions, for example they will say in Renal you got 5qs but again 3 of these will be included in another category as an incorrect qs. they do this because USMLE is an integrative test so one question may belong to multiple different categories. if you got 70% correct then multiply by 200 to get your correct # of questions.

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if you got 70% correct then multiply by 200 to get your correct # of questions.
You cannot apply this formula to all the forms. Different forms have different assessment scores.
I mean if you get like 480 when you answered 140 questions out of the 200 in Form 7, then that DOES NOT MEAN you will get 480 in the offline Form 4 if you answer 140 questions correct.
Even in the same form itself, questions are not given the same weight. So maybe other students will get 420 if they answer different 140 questions.
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You cannot apply this formula to all the forms. Different forms have different assessment scores.
I mean if you get like 480 when you answered 140 questions out of the 200 in Form 7, then that DOES NOT MEAN you will get 480 in the offline Form 4 if you answer 140 questions correct.
Even in the same form itself, questions are not given the same weight. So maybe other students will get 420 if they answer different 140 questions.
Since English is my 2nd language either i didn't write what I meant to write or you misunderstood me. can you read it again. thanks
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Since English is my 2nd language either i didnt write what I meant to write or you misunderstood me. can you read it again. thanks
You English is good and you did write understandably.
Nonetheless, my comment still stands.
Please read my comment again!
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