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Old 06-20-2013
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I need your advice..I am an IMG, grad 2013, step 1 201, step 2 cs (failed twice) step 2 ck in Aug'13, have 4 months USCE, 3 months research in USA, 2 publications, lots of Indian awards..I was planning to apply with all PASS results, but CS failure was a big big surprise this week..and ck results being delayed..
Do u think its prudent for me to apply this year for IM, because next CS results will come out in December this year.
Is it tough for me t match with a good ck score even if i apply next year.
Thanks a lot..
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Answer 1) Apply next year for Match with complete package.

Now your chance. Is low, since you will get filtered by many many programs, due to super low step 1 mark and CS failures.

Red-flags you have are

Super Low Step 1 Mark. 2 Failures in CS.

The match has become very competitive.

If you get a 250+ in CK you would have a chance.
If you do 8 more month of USCE and get good connection, you might have a even a higher chance.

but as of now, your chance is close to ZERO.
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