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10-16-2012
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Number of items in CK exam and score calculation?

Hi all,

In USMLE.org they say the max number of items is 355, so what is the minimum ? My friends got 335, 345, etc. How do they calculate the final score ? I mean if one got 240 out of 355 is much lower than a one who got 240 out of 335 ???

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10-16-2012
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The three digit score does not reflect the number of correct items.

Nobody knows how do they calculate the score. Some experts say questions might even have different weights and many questions are experimental and not counted.

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10-16-2012
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Aha !! Thanx for clarification ...

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