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* my step 1 experience..
  biyaa - 09/05/12 10:44
  got my score today 250 ALHAMDULLILAH

m happy and satisfied with my score...
thnks to all forum members for there support n help

well about my my prep...
prep time 7 to 8 mnths
started with kaplan books n vdos....i found videos very will recommend them strongly
fr physio i did brs
neuro anat highyield
n patho goljan rapid review with audios
it took me about 4 mnths to complete first read
then i immediatelty gave nbme 3 offline
guys give nbme as soon as possible...belive me it is goin to help u

started with fa along with rapid kaplan revision n finally uworld
i cant stress more on uworld is the each n every qs veryy keenly
try to understand each n every concept...dun worry if it is taking time..if u do it wisely u dun have to repeat again

after uworld i gave nbme 11 online
n started dit...i found dit really really helpful to cram first aid
then fa revision once n wrote my exam

my uworld avg was 78%
nbme 3 167/200 offline..3 mnths before exam
nbme 11 250 one mnth before exam
nbme 7 261 15 days before exam
nbme 12 261 5 days before exam
rest i did offline n got 10 to 15 qs wrong in each nbme

exam day...
cudnt sleep a night before that doesnt matter...i didn feel sleepy during exam
exam was tough
tougher than nbme's obviously experience may vary
micro was heavily was easy
immuno was very tough...n yea i got comparitively low performance in immuno
in each block 35 qs were really easy
n 5 to 6 really tough
block 1 was tough
2 wa easy bt qs were lengthy
3 was ok 4 was fine
5 was crazy.. i marked about 15 qs in that block
6 n 7 were very easy
i took break after 3 block fr 10 that was where i went wrong..i shud ve taken atleast half hour break after 3rd wud have altered my performance in 4 n 5 blocks
so i suggest to take break after 3 or 4 blocks..even if u feel fine n fresh..go n wash face
after 5th block i took break fr half hour
one more exam centre they provide u with orange colored headphones to minimize if someone is typing or if there is some noise do wear that...i didn know that until my last block:p

after my exam..i knew that it didn go that fine..specially immuno i was happy that atleast it is over

wt i think really helped me during my prep
uworld obviously
n having a good study partner:)
n thnku zen fr making that 10 day fa plan

gudluck wisely...exam isn't about cramming..its all about concepts
for any queries u all r welcome

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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  usmle19s - 09/05/12 10:53
  when did you give your exam ???? i gave mine on aug 20th ,,,, i thought i might get score today , looks like i miscalculated.....  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  tbag - 09/05/12 10:55
  Congratulations Biyaa:)
I have a question,when people say that exam is abt concept,is it the same concepts tested in uworld & nbme or is uworld more direct and not conceptualized?
God bless u
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  zen786 - 09/05/12 10:55
  That's a great score!!!! So happy for you!
I wish u the best for your future obstacles!!

Many many congrats!!
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  argininestep1 - 09/05/12 10:58
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  biyaa - 09/05/12 10:58
  @usmle19s i wrote my exam on 16th aug
u will get result next wed probably..gud luck dear:)

@tbag dear exam is like uworld n nbme test ur baseline knowledge n concepts
i wont say that it ask same concepts n qs
bt obviously if u r doin well in nbme n uworld that means u have good baseline knowledge n u r good to go...
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  usmle19s - 09/05/12 11:00
  thanks ... hey forgot to congratulate you... awesome score........ you rocked....
keep up the same spirit .. all the best for your future
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  mayaali - 09/05/12 11:00
  what is dit.and how nbme works.plz tell me
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  tbag - 09/05/12 11:02
  lol...thank u :)of course I know they don't repeat same questions  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  biyaa - 09/05/12 11:03
  thnku zen:)  
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* Re:my step 1 experience..
  arrowmates - 09/05/12 11:10
  Congrats buddy..that's my dream score:)
Pls how did you improve in 3 months?I took my 1st nbme 2days ago & scored 209:( but my exam in 3 months?
Thank u
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