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Question NBME questions have different weights!

I know on the real thing each q is worth the same, but does the NBME weight scoring in their exam?
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In the real exam and in the NBME assessment, questions do not have the same weight.
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could someone explain this a bit more? or link me to a thread that goes over this? What is meant by some questions are weighted more than others?

Like because I suck at behavioral science the USMLE will know that and weigh those questions harder on me? lol
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Originally Posted by kmudambi1 View Post
I know on the real thing each q is worth the same, but does the NBME weight scoring in their exam?
Check out this post: How USMLE Scores are calculated?

It's quite long but the bottom line is that no one really knows how the scoring works. Most people think that the questions are weighted based on difficulty level. For example, a very difficult question might be weighted 1.5 vs a straight forward question might be 1.

Online NBME's are the best predictor of your score regardless of how it is actually scored. From what I've seen, if you take Form 7 the week before your exam, you can expect to score right around the same range +/- 5 in most cases I've seen on this forum
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