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Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by lrania1, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. lrania1

    lrania1 New Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Did the questions had a lot of repeats from the old exams?

    I know this has been discussed a lot but I have been looking at those old 1979 etc exams and a lot of the questions seem outdated..
    I was wondering if I should give more attention to the newer exams only
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  3. tinman831

    tinman831 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Administrator Dentist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    I originally had access to only the older versions of the released exams (ie 1980s, and 90's). The format of the questions seemed to have changed from a more regurgitation of random facts to more application or conceptual type questions. It totally threw me off and the exam I took was not what I was expecting it to be.
  4. onepercent


    Jun 20, 2008
    humm.. I think the old tests are only good for guiding you on what materials to study. So, don't look at them hoping to see some of the same questions on the actual exam. I looked at many of the old exams like the ones in the 70 and 80s, but from what I remember, I only saw like maybe 5 to 10 repeats. If you're looking at a score above 90 and depending solely on decks for preparation, it will be tough because many of the questions are, like you just said, are application or conceptual questions. I got a score in the low 80s, which I am not satisfied. But seeing how hard the questions are and that some of the topics are completely foreign or not even closely related to what studied from the decks or first aid, I am not sure if I should even try for a retake. I am afraid I might drop from pass to fail.

    Don't want to scare you, but do try to study intelligently such as getting basic concepts right on top of your head by reviewing your syllabus or using wiki, rather than rote memorization. You will certainly pass, but getting a 90 will be reserved for those few chosen ones.
  5. UCFpremed

    UCFpremed Tooth Shucker 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Do you think it would be wise to know which viruses have an icosahedral vs helical capsid for the exam?
  6. kimdento


    Mar 19, 2010
    hi everyone! when did you take the exam? how were the questions? can anyone post a few qustions you remember here? or even the topics the questions lay most emphysis on! please, it wud b a great help!
  7. dent121


    Jan 26, 2011

    I have dental decks,kaplan review and previous Q papers is that sufficient?
    Do I need first aid NDBE part 1 as well.Please advice me:confused:
  8. dentstudnit

    dentstudnit 5+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    yes,first aid nbde is a very good supplement for anat and dental usmle kaplan lecture notes for physio and lippincotts for biochem.usmle first aid is very good for micro and pathology. for neuroanatomy
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  9. dent121


    Jan 26, 2011
    Thx Dentstudnit for ur help.I`ll buy it today.I`ve already started micro from kaplan notes.
  10. wings77

    wings77 2+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

  11. dent121


    Jan 26, 2011

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