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Old 09-12-2014
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Hey guys,
So i have been hearing alot about the question pool being changed, starting this past August, which explains why more people are finding the exam harder?

Have any of you heard anything similar? Any thoughts? Does this affect our scoring etc?

I took it this August and found it pretty hard and different from UW. Hence the post.


Thanks guys

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Hey guys,
So i have been hearing alot about the question pool being changed, starting this past August, which explains why more people are finding the exam harder?

Have any of you heard anything similar? Any thoughts? Does this affect our scoring etc?

I took it this August and found it pretty hard and different from UW. Hence the post.


Thanks guys

Best
ramz
There are a couple of users or maybe one person with multiple id's who shows up from time to time to spread fear about how the exam has changed. It's going on more on the other usmle forum site.

Just don't pay attention. I guess we will find out when the results come out on Sept 24th. Nobody can answer the question about the question pool.

Good luck with the results and am sure you will do great. Do come back and post your experience as to what material you used to study for the exam and how long you study for it.

thanks.
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Hey guys,
So i have been hearing alot about the question pool being changed, starting this past August, which explains why more people are finding the exam harder?

Have any of you heard anything similar? Any thoughts? Does this affect our scoring etc?

I took it this August and found it pretty hard and different from UW. Hence the post.


Thanks guys

Best
ramz
i had the exam in aug...i really found it very different from Uworld and difficult...the questions were long and there were many questions where you just have no idea what they are talking about...i believe the exam was testing whether we have the concepts to analyze clinical cases along with clinical knowledge...for the scoring i really have no idea how do these guys score some ppl say they have a curve and others say they have special formulas...anyway everything will be clear next week i guess.....good luck
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Hey mave and MD,
Appreciate your input and wishes.

Hope it ends well for all of us.

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Just took the test yesterday and oh yes-----better believe it it was a lot harder than what I thought. I was advised by a lot of people to master uworld and MTB to do well. I felt exam makers knew whats inside these materials and to stare away from them (this is my honest opinion, maybe I got the wrong set). Let's hear from other people who have taken or still have to take the test and see if their experience is the same or different from mine.
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just done with ck 2 days ago
the exam contains all level of difficulty as about 25%very easy question 25 intermediate and 50 hard Q.
I believe the tough question not present from any common source of study materials.
But the good thing there is a lot of questions explained by UW and at least cover 60 percent of the exam.
hope to score good for all of us
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so i thought in the begining thats its true and this exam is hard and they r making it harder and harder

but i guess that after is saw the pass rate the strange thing is that the pass rate is still on 80% even after 2 question pool changes and
also i saw that the passing rate increase since 2010

i think that this changes are for keeping passing rate in a static condition
around 80 or 75% like in step 1
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just done with ck 2 days ago
the exam contains all level of difficulty as about 25%very easy question 25 intermediate and 50 hard Q.
I believe the tough question not present from any common source of study materials.
But the good thing there is a lot of questions explained by UW and at least cover 60 percent of the exam.
hope to score good for all of us
What about the remaining 40%? Is another question bank good to use for this?
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hey guys i have been hearing about the long stems and weird questions since long.. even ppl who took it as early as april/may told me how weird their exam was but they managed to score really good. so i think CK is like that and it has got little to do with pool changes. Anyhow we would ultimately know how the results turn up.
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Hey guys,
Thanks a tonne for all your input.

Yeah, we will find out soon enough. Hope we all do great.


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Hey guys,
Thanks a tonne for all your input.

Yeah, we will find out soon enough. Hope we all do great.


Best,
ramz
Any changes in Number of Drugs add & abst ?
just wondering :/ hate those Questions!
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