Scoring and Results
Last verified on December 11, 2020
ScoringAll ABR exam scoring is criterion referenced, meaning that a passing standard is established in advance of the exam. The exam is not graded on a curve, and there is no set percentage of failures. If a candidate meets or exceeds the passing standard when all categories are scored together, then the candidate will have passed the exam. If a candidate meets or exceeds the passing standard when all categories are scored together, but fails the physics category, then he or she will have conditioned the exam and must repeat the physics category. If a candidate does not meet or exceed the passing standard when all categories are scored together, including physics, then he or she will have failed the exam and must repeat the entire exam.
ResultsAfter the exam has been scored, the Board will post the candidate's results in his or her password-protected myABR account. Program directors and chairs will receive the same information for all their candidates and former candidates in order to help in evaluating and improving their training programs. Results for the Core Exam are posted within approximately four weeks of the last day of the exam administration.
Core Exam ResultsFirst-Time Takers (Residents ONLY)
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