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USMLE Step II CK practice test difficulty - Predictive of actual exam???

Discussion in 'Step II' started by Primate, May 6, 2007.

  1. Primate

    Primate Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2003
    Hey all,

    I'm taking Step II CK tomorrow and just took the USMLE practice Step II test. It was much easier than USMLEWorld (as expected), but how close is it to the difficulty of the actual test??

    Close? Harder (unlikely)? Much easier (I hope not!)?

    Just trying to decide if I should relax or panic. ;)

    Thanks for the input!

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  3. amazingdoc


    May 23, 2007

    I noticed that no one answered your question before your exam. I'm interested in the answer and was wondering how you felt that the USMLE Step II practice test compared to the real deal.

  4. manning18

    manning18 Guest 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2004
    I would suggest searching for old threads, as this has come up in the past.
    The NBME practice tests vary with regards to how difficult they are than the actual NBME exam. I thought the NBME minis were harder than my exam, but I was not as well prepared when I took them. You should take them to see where you stand (rough guide) and where you're weak, but don't read into the scores too much. That said, if your scores are far from passing and your test is coming up, consider postponing it!
  5. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    NBME is the most accurate. usmle world and qbank maybe will let u predict + or - 6pts on the 2 digit scale at best. NBME perhaps + or - 2 pts on the 2 digit scale. This i feel could be true 90% of the time. the practice test is useless to predict anything. however it is a great way to practice using the software.

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