I really feel crap after the exam. I discover more mistakes every day. Is there any correlation between number of mistakes and the real deal? Are there people who had more than 30 mistakes and still have 250 or high 240?

Interesting, but I guess we can estimate! I don't think I am the only person obsessive about this, so probably there are guys who counted there mistakes and had there scores

Interesting, but I guess we can estimate! I don't think I am the only person obsessive about this, so probably there are guys who counted there mistakes and had there scores

Oh i'm all for it also--and would love to see the data. I'm just saying that we cant come up with a formula that says 2 errors = 1.3 points on the test, because at different parts of the score distribution, an error has a varying effect on your score. thats all!

Hey Phloston. You seem to know a lot about this stuff. Mind telling me how many experimental questions there are??
The free 150 questions were so easy, I was hoping that I'd need to get a smaller percentage right to get a comparable score in the real thing. I did mine a week ago and already my stupid mistake count is at 10. Bye bye 250

Hey Phloston. You seem to know a lot about this stuff. Mind telling me how many experimental questions there are??
The free 150 questions were so easy, I was hoping that I'd need to get a smaller percentage right to get a comparable score in the real thing. I did mine a week ago and already my stupid mistake count is at 10. Bye bye 250

After long analysis:
19-20 mistakes: 260
29-32 mistakes: 250
41-45 mistakes: 240

However, I don't know if experimental questions still there in step 1. I hope no, but I guess there were no experimental questions in step 1 for at least the last year.

Another point, I don't know yet what get you more points, easy questions or hard ones?!
For example, 25 mistakes in NBME 13= 242, while 28 mistakes = 240!! So there is a big variability in weight of questions

After long analysis:
19-20 mistakes: 260
29-32 mistakes: 250
41-45 mistakes: 240

However, I don't know if experimental questions still there in step 1. I hope no, but I guess there were no experimental questions in step 1 for at least the last year.

Another point, I don't know yet what get you more points, easy questions or hard ones?!
For example, 25 mistakes in NBME 13= 242, while 28 mistakes = 240!! So there is a big variability in weight of questions

So you're saying that 90% right on the exam, or roughly 30 mistake equates to only 250?? Honestly I thought it'd be around 260 since the free questions give you 260 with 90% right. I don't know what to believe.

So you're saying that 90% right on the exam, or roughly 30 mistake equates to only 250?? Honestly I thought it'd be around 260 since the free questions give you 260 with 90% right. I don't know what to believe.

Like there might be a male/female patient explaining what she's feeling and the question asks what could be the diagnosis, these were actually fun questions i looked forward to!

Like there might be a male/female patient explaining what she's feeling and the question asks what could be the diagnosis, these were actually fun questions i looked forward to!

yeah there were several of them on my exam. lucky i was able to practice some of them on nbme 19. they were actually fun questions. i guess they might be experimental questions (new type of asking questions)