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Question Should I postpone the exam?

Hi everyone,
I have been preparing for 4 1/2 months. Doing UW almost done,getting between 70% to 80% and did MTB2 three times. Took NBME 4 yesterday & got 350 (206), I am very disappointed .
My exam date was august 14th but because of the new announcement that we should take the exam by 27th to get the results by Sept 24th I changed my date to July 25th. I have 10 days now, I want to get the results in time so I can apply on Sept 15th ( I'm done with step 1 and cs).

What should I do, please advise.I'm aiming for 230+. Should I postpone 3-4 wks and or should I just work on my weak areas these 10 days and take the exam? I'm really confused, if I postpone my exam, the results will came after sept 24th, and 10 more days to receive ECFMG certification, so I'll be applying in October 1st week...won't that put me at a disadvantage to get interviews, I'm already an old graduate, please advise me.
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attempt either nbme 6, 2, or uwsa and see if you score higher or lower! Thats what i think would be best.
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Do another self-assessment. If its still not close to your target score then postpone the exam.

An average score while being early is worse than a great score while being a little late
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Thanks JJ AND R, I'll work on my weak areas and take uwsa in 4 days, I'll see where I stand and then decide.you are right R, applying early with a low score wont favor me.Thanks.
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