Quote from mtjmnov
Hi, I know that nclex is a computer adaptive type of exam meaning that the questions depend on the answers of the examinee wherein the questions vary from one person to the other. But recently, I learned from another person that through his survey that taking nclex in Hongkong is more difficult than in Saipan wherein the former has more multiple type of questions and the failing rate is high than the latter. He recommends to take the test in Saipan, is it true? I am not good in answering multiple type of questions and I suck in pharma also. Thank you very much. I have no visa, well I am planning to acquire a tourist visa for the purpose of taking the exam if and when I decide to take it in the US.
You don't need to have a tourist visa to take it in Saipan. Once you get your ATT, you just need to present that ATT to the travel agency and they will be able to get a sort of a temp. visa just for the purpose of taking it in Saipan or Guam.
It is definitely false that their is such a thing as one testing site is easier or harder than the other. If you read the Pearson-Vue/NCSBN handbook regarding the NCLEX it is clearly stated there that the actual questions are actually dependent on how you answer your previous questions making your exam unique. You will also know by reading that handbook that majority of questions are in fact multiple type questions. None mutiple-type questions appearing in the NCLEX are in fact the alternate type questions and are the minority.
If you have a good review center then the reviewer should have explained this to you if in fact s/he ever took the NCLEX before.
As you answer the previous questions correctly the next questions becomes harder and harder and this is actually a good sign that you may pass in high probabilities. If your succeeding questions becomes easier then it is the opposite. ALL examiners are likewise will have the same feeling that they may have answered only half correctly. The CAT is in fact designed to let ALL examiners have approximately 50% correct and 50% wrong and that the level of difficulty of the questions will actually determine if you pass or not.
All of these are in the handbook or in the 2006 NCLEX Candidate bulletin in www.ncsbn.org
I would also like to refer you to this thread created by EricEnfermero in Allnurses.com's NCLEX discussion forum (www.allnurses.com/forums/f197)
. Thank you for posting this question here in the Int'l forum where your fellow foreign RNs can also benefit from your queries. :wink2: