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Question How many questions are needed to be correct?

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I wanna to know how to get the current passing score 190?

I mean how many questions I need to answer correctly in the exam so I would get this score and pass step 3.

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No one can tell you that even in a million years! You see, there are many factors that come into play.

-The NBME never discloses the algorithm they use to calculate the marks. Also, you never know how many questions you really got right.
-Not all questions are scored equally, some carry more weight than the others.
-With that said, some questions aren't even considered. So even if you got them right, they are not counted.
-CSS plays a huge thing. No one knows the exact algorithm, but they add to your mark.

As a rough estimate, I can say you should get atleast 70% of the questions correct, and then do moderately on the CSS.

Hope that helps.
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