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Did the ABP assessment exam and found it to be fairly straightforward. Scored 81% on it. Surprising to me since I am scoring ~60% on PREP. Is the ABP self-assessment exam similar to the actual board exam?
 

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Did the ABP assessment exam and found it to be fairly straightforward. Scored 81% on it. Surprising to me since I am scoring ~60% on PREP. Is the ABP self-assessment exam similar to the actual board exam?
I've heard that it's much easier than the real thing, but would also like to hear more input from folks who have taken both
 

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I heard from multiple people that some of the questions on the practice assessment are identical to those on Boards.

But I haven't taken boards yet, so I can't comment on the similarity.
 

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The self assessment has questions taken directly from recertification exams, which are anecdotally easier, and have much higher pass rates (mid 90s compared to mid to low 80s) than the general exam.
 

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Did the ABP assessment exam and found it to be fairly straightforward. Scored 81% on it. Surprising to me since I am scoring ~60% on PREP. Is the ABP self-assessment exam similar to the actual board exam?


Hi! I am currently preparing for exams, and I am in the same boat as you were. I scored 80.93% on the self assessment, but mid 60's during prep. Wondering how you felt about the scores in comparison to your real score from the exam. I am assuming that you took it last year. It would be really helpful to know! thanks so much
jasmine
 

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The self assessment has questions taken directly from recertification exams, which are anecdotally easier, and have much higher pass rates (mid 90s compared to mid to low 80s) than the general exam.

This is accurate. The self assessment questions are less convoluted and pedantic than some of the board questions.
 

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Last year I passed the self assessment but failed the real thing. I was very disappointed.
 

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Last year I passed the self assessment but failed the real thing. I was very disappointed.
Hopefully you will pass this year :)
What was your %correct in abp assessment?
 

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Hopefully you will pass this year :)
What was your %correct in abp assessment?

Thanks! I don't recall the exact percentage, it was 79-81%, I think.
I failed the real thing by only 5 points.
 
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