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Hello,

I got my ck score today

It is a fail with 196
the exam was easy I answered most of the questions I expected a 220+

but I got 196

the thing that happened is that I finished 5th block in the exam then I took break
during the break the system shut down so after I returned it started the 6th block with out me ordering it to do so

but I did not report that

I think they didnot score the 5th block for me that would differ ina at least 20 to 30 points

what should I do?
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You should contact them and let them know what your situation was. If you didn't have a full block scored that could easily explain ~30 points. It's kind of concerning when people say the test felt "easy". Were your practice tests in the 220 range? Either way, you should let them know what happened. They will probably not be appreciative that you didn't report it at the time, but better now then never. Good luck.
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Hello,

I got my ck score today

It is a fail with 196
the exam was easy I answered most of the questions I expected a 220+

but I got 196

the thing that happened is that I finished 5th block in the exam then I took break
during the break the system shut down so after I returned it started the 6th block with out me ordering it to do so

but I did not report that

I think they didnot score the 5th block for me that would differ ina at least 20 to 30 points

what should I do?
dont worry it happened before in the past just go and contact them and get a proof from prometric
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You should contact them and let them know what your situation was. If you didn't have a full block scored that could easily explain ~30 points. It's kind of concerning when people say the test felt "easy". Were your practice tests in the 220 range? Either way, you should let them know what happened. They will probably not be appreciative that you didn't report it at the time, but better now then never. Good luck.
Whom to contact ECFMG or USMLE or prometric?

And how to contact them?
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dont worry it happened before in the past just go and contact them and get a proof from prometric
Can you please tell me about similar situations in the past? and what happened eventually? Were the scores rechecked or What?
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Can you please tell me about similar situations in the past? and what happened eventually? Were the scores rechecked or What?
I remember an individual that posted an incident where his exam was cut short into 7 blocks rather than 8 and he reviewed it with the officials and they corrected it.

for me when I gave my step 1 the system shut down before I started and I was contacted by ecfmg to reschedule it
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just to clarify did you complaint to the official at prometric when it happened hope you did it will make it easier for you to contact ecfmg and let prometric be involved too
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