# Is there any score correlation for the "Free 120" ?

#### PowerDan

For those who've received their scores, how did the 120 sample questions (updated 2016) on the USMLE site correlate to the real thing?

What score range would 90% correct on those questions translate to, roughly?

Also, did anyone else find those questions somewhat challenging compared to the NBMEs?

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#### recycledpaper

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I had an 89% and scored a 246 on real deal.

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Free 138: 97%
Step 1: >260

#### Pholston

IMHO the n= too small to have any real statistical correlation/significance.

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#### PhillyMed777

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Sure there's a correlation. Get a 95-100% and that's a good sign.

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#### TheHardWorker

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84% => 252, YMMV!
My exam is in 9 days and I scored an 80% on the free 120 which freaked me out cause I hear that correlates to a 230, my nbme scores so far are 18-250,16-251,17-247,uwsa2-249. Please what's the correlation

#### Ibn Alnafis MD

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My exam is in 9 days and I scored an 80% on the free 120 which freaked me out cause I hear that correlates to a 230, my nbme scores so far are 18-250,16-251,17-247,uwsa2-249. Please what's the correlation
Trust hour NBMEs especially 17 and 18

#### MdRoboto

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I found some q's where too straight forward... Way easier than nbme. Made some stupid mistakes, got 80%.

Thanks for reviving this thread. I have my exam Tomorrow and this q's where a good/light practice.

#### PowerDan

For such a small number of questions, the free 120 is an eerily accurate predictor.

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~ 77% ----> 215-220

#### Major procrastinator

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any more correlations for the Free 120 with real score?

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Free 120: 94%
Step 1: 254

#### Major procrastinator

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well now my score is in so I can add

free 120: 80%
Step 1: 232

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#### Indirect&Passive

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90%, 260

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you guys scores are amazing!

It's amazing how most of the people on SDN have a 250+ when such a small percent achieve this feat. Even though I know my score is a solid respectable one it makes me feel like mine sucks

#### Bigdreamer92

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Woah that score is crazy! When did you take the free 120? and is 247 is your real exam score? What did you do to improve?

I got around 72% and am confused to what score it correlates to.

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Woah that score is crazy! When did you take the free 120? and is 247 is your real exam score? What did you do to improve?

I got around 72% and am confused to what score it correlates to.
should be aroubd 205

Bigdreamer92