Over the past several months we’ve had more and more students note a disconnect between their scores on the NBME practice tests and their final USMLE Step 1 score, and they are voicing their unhappiness on forums like Reddit and Student Doctor Network.
Currently there are 11 NBME CBSSA forms available, five of which were made available free of charge due to the delays experienced by COVID-19. Forms 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 were introduced in Spring 2019. Forms 13, 15, 16,17, 18, and 19 are also currently available. (Not sure which order to take the NBME Free Assessments? See our updated recommendations here.)
A quick web search will lead you to numerous posts of individual students correlating their NBME and UWorld Self-Assessment Exam scores with their final Step 1 score.
Bottom line, though: