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NBME Form 1

Discussion in 'Step I' started by domer621, May 5, 2007.

  1. domer621

    domer621 MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    I've read on here that this is the easiest of the 4 forms, but I was just wondering from people who have taken the real Step whether the questions on this test resemble the ones on the Step. I've read a few times on here that Step questions are like 10-15 lines long, but most of the questions on Form 1 were only a few sentences long. Are the other forms like this, and is the Step like this?
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  3. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    I also wonder what they mean by "easiest". Are the questions easier, or do you score higher on that one than the other forms, or both?
  4. blz

    blz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    I haven’t taken it yet but I guess the situation is analogous to AAMC 3R back in the MCAT days if you can remember that far back. The test is outdated and easy. I’m sure the questions are good and somewhat representative. So it’s a good test to do. I would evaluate my performance though based more on 2, 3, and 4.

    GOGETA SuperSaiyan 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    OK in a nutshell for you:

    NBME 4= WTF:confused::confused::scared:, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and some crazy things

    NBME 3= some hard, some:eek::confused::scared:, and few easy

    NBME 1= EASY, I knew what they were talking about 99% of the time, and the questions were as easy as kaplan q book.

    Things I have learn from NBME 1
    - you can get a 400 and FAIL the test
    - is the easiest of all= you score more than the others
    - some people score more than 430 and fail the exam

    Some one said that even do is the easiest they have a way to make the scale so it comes up closed to the real grade.

    My 2 cents + my bad grammar:laugh:
  6. domer621

    domer621 MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Thanks for the feedback. I guess I was wondering if the question format was similar to the other forms (i.e. question stems that are only a few sentences long). I think I finished each block with 15-20 mins to spare.
  7. txguy

    txguy ... 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    refer to screen name


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