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02-15-2012
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Kaplan step 2 CK qbank and exams correlation

I have some questions about the Kaplan CK question bank.

It is stated that to pass you have to get 65% score on the question bank. However, the average score of other Kalpan users is around 56%, so this will mean that on average the Kaplan users don't pass the USMLE step 2 CL? And what does a score of 63% on the kaplan qbank step 2 correlate to with the real usmle?

Furthermore, I would like to know how many question blocks are the simulated exam 1 and 2.
2.
Are both exams the same as the real usmle step 2 ck, which means 9 hours, 360 questions?

And what does the self assessment score of 69%?

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02-15-2012
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Their average is 56%. You need to know how many of them scored less than 65%.
I'd say maybe 50%.

This 50% does not really reflect those who failed the exam because most of those students go and do USMLE World afterward and they improve a lot after finishing the Kaplan Qbank.

The CK exam is composed of 42 questions per block multiplied by 9 blocks, you do the math.
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 Originally Posted by BrianDM Their average is 56%. You need to know how many of them scored less than 65%. I'd say maybe 50%. This 50% does not really reflect those who failed the exam because most of those students go and do USMLE World afterward and they improve a lot after finishing the Kaplan Qbank. The CK exam is composed of 42 questions per block multiplied by 9 blocks, you do the math.
hang on i tot it was 44 questions times 8 blocks over a 9 hr period? step 1 was 46 questions times 7 blocks over 8 hr period.
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 Originally Posted by Seetal hang on i tot it was 44 questions times 8 blocks over a 9 hr period? step 1 was 46 questions times 7 blocks over 8 hr period.
Yes. you are right. My bad.

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