Now that the 1st week is done, we’re getting heavy into “oral boards season” which is now several months long. It seems nearly universal that people walk out doubting whether they passed. There are many opinions about where the “passing line” might be, i.e. “Don’t make an egregious killing error” vs. “you can only say ‘I don’t know’ once or twice,” which are rather different levels of performance. For those who have previously taken the test — pass or fail — do you have any anecdotes or stories about the types of mistakes you made and how your exam went overall? For instance, how many times did you admit lack of knowledge? Did you say anything you later found to be factually incorrect and the examiners just moved on? How many times did that happen? Did you have any pauses where you struggled to answer a question? Etc. It would be massively helpful for posterity if we could define the sort of performance that actually constitutes a pass.