So, I took the comprehensive absic sci exam and thought it was pretty tough. There were few things which were straight up. But I felt like I was reading a huge story and had some diagnosis in mind but then the quesion would ask something totally unrelated. Like I just felt that the clinical scenario was TOO vague and din't click with what they were wanting. Med school exams are NOTHING like these exams. There is a huge clinical scenario and you're supposed to make the connections, something I have little experience with. I don't know, I also felt like there was too much detail they were looking for. I have heard from some friends who have taken step 1 and the nbme exam said that actual boards were easier. Also, I ran out of time. (I think I dwelled a lot on some of the ?'s). I ahd like 15 or so q's left when they said 5 mins. I pretty much bubbled like 10-12 of them. I feel like it was really challenging but then again I am at the beginning of my study and haven't done any ?'s yet. We have to pass this exam to register for step 1 at our school. Anyone else have any experience with the correlation or how they felt about either of the exams in general? I would appreciate some feedback, thanks.