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Lowest % Correct Seen on USMLEWorld?

DoctaJay

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    What's the lowest percentage correct that you have seen for a question in USMLE World. I just did a question where only 11% of people got it right. It was a question about which virus produces a precursor polypeptide that has to be cleaved by a protease before it can produce viral proteins, or something like that. I got it wrong of course but it made me feel good that only 11% of all the other students got it right :).
     
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    DoctaJay

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      Yeah I am, and I will probably take the best in early June. The reason why I'm starting so early is that my school only gives us really like 3 weeks after finals to study for Step 1, take Step 1, and have a vacation before 3rd year starts. I know I'm going to need a least 1 week of vacation, so basically I have to be ready to take the thing about the same time I take finals for school. So that is why I'm starting a little...alot early :). I envy you guys that have like 8 weeks between finals and 3rd year.
       

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        i had a question about passing score for USMLE step 1, i heard it's between 60-70% to pass..does that mean that passing is a number between 60-70 % but it depends on the form of the exam? i.e. in some years passing is 65% while in other years it's 68%, is that what it means?

        Nobody knows, its seriously one big mystery. I personally don't think 60-70% is the passing score, because a lot more people would fail. I think 40% is probably passing. Anyway it doesn't matter because no one knows and they won't tell.
         

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          Nobody knows, its seriously one big mystery. I personally don't think 60-70% is the passing score, because a lot more people would fail. I think 40% is probably passing. Anyway it doesn't matter because no one knows and they won't tell.


          a Kaplan rep came to my school and told us for both COMLEX and USMLE that passing is between 60-70%
           
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