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Part I Features
|2,000+ unique questions with explanations|
|Questions are evenly divided between Practice and Exam mode so that you may study questions at your own pace or with timed exams|
|Detailed answer explanations for every question to help you comprehensively understand not just which answer is correct but why|
|In depth statistics to track your progress|
|NEW Study on your computer or prep for Part I of the NBEO® on your smartphone or tablet with our iOS and Android apps|
|Timed exams allow time management to be practiced|
|Format simulates actual NBEO® exam|
|NEW Stay fresh on your Part I exam prep with the Pile of Done - never-ending random question review in a slideshow-like format|
|PowerPages™ help you review key components on board topics|
|PowerPix™ help you visually review ocular conditions in a flash|
|Content is written by specialists and educators in the field|
|Answer choices are randomized to avoid memorization of repeated questions|
|Content peer-reviewed and sent through a rigorous copy editing process|
|Study with confidence with the OptoPrep Guarantee|
What to Expect
The Part I Examination, also known as "Applied Basic Science" (ABS), is taken by third-year optometry students enrolled in their spring semester. The exam is presented in a computer-based format and consists of two sections, each containing 185 questions for a total of 370 questions (350 questions will be scored, the remaining 20 questions are unscored pre-test items). Students have four hours to complete each section and the exam is administered during a single day.
Questions presented on the Part I exam are meant to test the underlying basic concepts necessary to enter the clinical practice of optometry, and most ABS items reference a clinical condition, either explicitly or implicitly. Additionally, a large percentage of items on the ABS exam require students to choose the single best or correct answer. However, approximately 15% of your Part I questions will be presented as Multiple Response (MR) items in which you will be provided between four and seven possible answer choices. These questions each have between two and four correct answers, and you will be required to select ALL of the correct answers in order to receive credit; no partial credit will be awarded.
To learn more about the NBEO® Part I ABS Examination, please visit the NBEO® website at www.optometry.org. Additional information can be found on the American Optometric Student Association website at theaosa.org.
You may view the Examination Content Matrix covered on the exam, as provided by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO).
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