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#1
12-17-2013
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Step 3 Exam Blocks in 2 Days!

Hello

Can anyone say exactly how many blocks of questions re there in step 3, each day and how long is the exam on first day?

Thank you.

#2
12-17-2013
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Day 1: 7 blocks
Day 2: 4 blocks of less than 38 questions? (I dont remember in all honesty) + CCS cases (total of 12).

Both days are scheduled from 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM (at least in my case).
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#3
12-17-2013
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How many questions in each of those 7 blocks?

Thank you XpaezX.

Is it 48 questions each block on day 1 ? and how much time for each block?

Last edited by hakuna matata; 12-17-2013 at 07:17 PM.
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12-17-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by hakuna matata Thank you XpaezX. Is it 48 questions each block on day 1 ? and how much time for each block?
No, like 44 questions each block on day 1, you have 1 hour per block.
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#5
12-17-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by XpaezX No, like 44 questions each block on day 1, you have 1 hour per block.
Hi,
Are there varying number of questions in each block on day 1 or do they all have 44 questions?

Thanks do much for your responses.
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#6
12-18-2013
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 Originally Posted by drssbaz Hi, Are there varying number of questions in each block on day 1 or do they all have 44 questions? Thanks do much for your responses.
Hi there, to be honest i dont exactly remember if they had different number or not, i do remember that my heaviest block was of 44 questions, you have an hour per block regardless of the #of questions (at least ln day one) on day 2 you do have less time per block BUT you have way less questions, if you have practised enough you gonna be fne, there are people saying that the length of questions is long but that is NOT the case, they are around the same length as uworld, and there are many 2-4 liners as well. Obviously there are some weird as hell questions but thats has been the norm since step 1 .

It is not that complicated trust me.
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#7
12-18-2013
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Thank you for the reply XpaezX.

I just got my step 1 result 219. I took ck and cs.218 and pass. I realised how much I ever study my IQ is at 218 to 219. As step 3 is toughest exam, I need to pass at least. What is your advice.I finished medical school 2 years ago.
#8
12-18-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by hakuna matata Thank you for the reply XpaezX. I just got my step 1 result 219. I took ck and cs.218 and pass. I realised how much I ever study my IQ is at 218 to 219. As step 3 is toughest exam, I need to pass at least. What is your advice.I finished medical school 2 years ago.
I cant answer this because I dont know you and each person is different. I believe that you suffer from exam anxiety or something along those lines... In which i cannot give an honest and helpful advise at all... I would assume you should keep stdying and practicing until your Self-assessment scores are in the range that you desire.
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