## Which NBME form is most accurate 2021?

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Currently, the available NBME CBSSA forms are Form 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 and are considered the best and most accurate way to assess one’s predicted performance on the USMLE Step 1.

**Which NBME practice test is most predictive?**

UWorld test scores

While new NBME practice tests were more predictive of Step 1 scores than old NBME tests, UWorld test scores were the most predictive. Students who practiced with the new NBME practice tests scored significantly higher than students who did not use them.

### How many blocks are in the NBME practice test?

The NBME Practice Exams, on the other hand, are longer. There are 4 blocks in total, 200 questions each with a time allotment of 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you want to simulate the USMLE as much as possible, the UWSAs (USMLE World Self-Assessment) are the way to go.

**How is NBME calculated?**

It is calculated as the percentage of items in the content domain that would be answered correctly based on an examinee’s proficiency level. The new subject examination scores are placed on a classic percent correct metric (0 – 100%) to facilitate interpretation and use.

#### Is NBME harder than UWorld?

Similarity. These exams, in terms of the question difficulty are much harder than the real exam. You will find out that the scoring is similar, but the questions on the UWorld exams are in much more detail and cover much more material than the NBME exams.

**Is free 120 predictive?**

The Free 120 does not generate a three-digit score. It does give you a percentage correct, which some people have tried to correlate to a Step 1 score, but there isn’t any real data about how predictive it is.

## Which NBME should I take first?

Should I take the Step 1 NBMEs in any particular order? In the past, we would recommend saving the newer or most predictive NBME forms for closer to your actual test date. Now, however, since the NBMEs are nearly all on equal footing with each other, the order does not matter as much.

**What is a good first NBME score?**

Average starting score: 192.6 (171 to 215) Average ending score: 242.6 (240 to 246) Total time: 18 weeks (12 to 34.4 weeks) Total dedicated study: 12.9 weeks (9 to 16 weeks)

### How long is an NBME block?

1 hour, 15 minutes

Self-paced timing offers examinees four times as long to complete questions as standard-paced (e.g. 5 hours to complete a Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment block in self-paced timing, vs. 1 hour, 15 minutes to complete the same block in standard-paced).

**What is passing NBME?**

According to the NBME/FSMB, the passing score for Step 1 in 2018 was 194, answering approximately 60% of all questions correctly (For more information, check out our EMP blog on interpreting your score and understanding your percentile).

#### What score is a 70% on Step 1?

A CBSE score of 70 is approximately equivalent to a score of 200 on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1. The vast majority of scores range from 45 to 95, and although the scores have the “look and feel” of percent-correct scores, they are not.

**How do I get NBME 120 free?**

How to Use the NBME Free 120

- Use the Free 120 as a test day simulator 4-5 days before your actual test date.
- Utilize the test tutorial in the Free 120 to save valuable break time on Step 1 test day.
- Acclimate to Step 1 interactive questions.