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Calculator How to calculate the offline NBME score

for the NBME .. there are 200 q ... and their score is 800 ... so theoretically each q equals to 4 points .... after u get the right answers of the 200 ... lets say 150 correct answers which is equal to 600/800
u go to the NBME tables and u will see that 600 is equal to 244 to three digit score that u might get in the real exam.
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for the NBME .. there are 200 q ... and their score is 800 ... so theoretically each q equals to 4 points .... after u get the right answers of the 200 ... lets say 150 correct answers which is equal to 600/800
u go to the NBME tables and u will see that 600 is equal to 244 to three digit score that u might get in the real exam.
Each NBME question isn't weighted equally, so your formula wont work...
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Each NBME question isn't weighted equally, so your formula wont work...
thanks for your quick reply .........

plz tell me then ----how to exactly calculate , while doing NBMES offline .

each person is telling different thing ......i am really confused. exam is in 2 weeks. plz tell me what to do.


thanks in advance.
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thanks for your quick reply .........

plz tell me then ----how to exactly calculate , while doing NBMES offline .

each person is telling different thing ......i am really confused. exam is in 2 weeks. plz tell me what to do.


thanks in advance.
Sorry to say, but no one on this planet know's how to calculate it because no one know's the weights of each question.

That's why doing online NBME is better..
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Sorry to say, but no one on this planet know's how to calculate it because no one know's the weights of each question.

That's why doing online NBME is better..
OK sir......but can u plz tell me -----how many should i get correct out of 200, inorder to get 99 in the test ? like 150/200 or 160/200 etc.

atleast a rough idea ......

thanks again.
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OK sir......but can u plz tell me -----how many should i get correct out of 200, inorder to get 99 in the test ? like 150/200 or 160/200 etc.

atleast a rough idea ......

thanks again.
I dont want to give you any wrong answers, so I am guessing here, but probably around 180+
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Hard to tell, for this important exam and you are going to take it in 2 weeks,,, give a try ONLINE, borrow the money from someone even if you dont have it...

It worths the price... =)
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Hi guys, this is the table which you can calculate your expected score on the exam:

http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.com/

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Sorry to say, but no one on this planet know's how to calculate it because no one know's the weights of each question.

That's why doing online NBME is better..
I would totally second that....and recommend u take the online NBME because you dont know for sure which question u got the right. The solved keys do have some mistake......

but as regards your question a rough estimate would be by

No. of correct questions x 1.4 = Expected 3 digit score.

For example if u get 150 questions right...

150 x 1.4= 210
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I agree You can't predict your score in offline NBME

I second the opinions posted by rulz and patelMD.

For more info read here
NBME offline versus NBME online
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I would totally second that....and recommend u take the online NBME because you dont know for sure which question u got the right. The solved keys do have some mistake......

but as regards your question a rough estimate would be by

No. of correct questions x 1.4 = Expected 3 digit score.

For example if u get 150 questions right...

150 x 1.4= 210

this is amazing ! i can vouch for this because i took three NBMEs and the scores are correlating well with this formula !
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actually i am so confused !! is it more accurate to calculate my NBME to estimate the usmle score because the equation x1.45 gives me a score while the chart give me another higher one !!
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