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Old 11-25-2013
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Help NBME for CK is different from Step 1 NBME

I just did NBME 6 with expanded feedback and I scored 360/208 with 40 questions wrong and when I used to do NBME for step 1 my scores with 40 questions wrong used to be 520/226.
I cannot understand this difference in scores..Is there a different scale followed by NBME for step 2?
Kindly help..My exam in 20 days.. Should I postpone??
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I dont think there's suppose to be any correlation of the grading system between the two, since they are 2 different exams.
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Old 11-30-2013
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I think that it differ due to number of Q!
In step 1 nbme its 50Q per block and 200 total
In ck its 46 per block
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