How can I get NBME for free?

To access these free test forms, please go to and follow these instructions….Click on the name of the product, and select any form listed as “FREE”:

  1. Comprehensive Basic Science (CBSSA) Forms 13, 15, 16, 17, and 19.
  2. Comprehensive Clinical Science (CCSSA) Form 7.
  3. Comprehensive Clinical Medicine (CCMSA) Form 5.

What is the NBME free 120?

The NBME free 120 is a set of 120 questions given by NBME that you can utilize within their web interface. The Free 120 simulates the exact format of the USMLE Step 1, question style and length, and user interface (i.e how the screen looks, how break time looks, etc).

Who takes the NBME?

NBME also creates assessments and materials that are used by medical students, medical educators, practicing physicians, and for state testing of physicians already holding licenses.

How do I get my NBME voucher?

Self-assessment vouchers are ordered through an online NBME Store. The store will allow you to shop for a variety of NBME services. Users will not be able to place an order if they do not have access to a store billing account.

Are NBMEs still free?

The NBME has just released free NBME Self-Assessments for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. These are “new” in the sense that they were not previously available. Free Self-Assessments include the following exams: Comprehensive Basic Science (CBSSA) Forms 13, 15, 16, 17, and 19.

Which NBME should I take first?

Take the Lowest Numbered Exam First (It Will Be Retired First) I recommend starting with the lowest-numbered exam first. (E.g., start with NBME 18, then move to NBME 20, etc.).

What is a good NBME 120 free score?

Get a 95-100% and that’s a good sign.

Does free 120 give answers?

Although the NBME provides an answer key to the ‘Free 120’ questions, there are no answer explanations. Fortunately, there are people who provide explanations for these questions that are freely accessible to all students.

Are NBMEs easier than UWorld?

My usmle was like a slightly easier version of Uworld. I was scoring in the 230’s on the NBME practice tests I took and I scored in the upper 250’s and low 260s on the UWAs. I got in the 250’s on the real thing. I don’t think NBMEs are harder than the real test, but the scoring on those tests are too harsh.

Which NBME is best for Step 1?

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.

What order should I take NBME?

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 the hardest NBME?

Similarly, NBME 13, which requires the fewest number of questions to reach a passing score, would be the hardest.