Odds of failing nclex at 85 ?'s?

  1. 0 I took my nclex on Saturday and shut off at 85 questions. What are the posssibilities of failing at minimum questions? I read a post of someone who took it twice and failed twice at 85 questions. I'm getting sick to my stomach. HELP!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Sorry, but the number of questions means absolutely nothing in making a guess as to whether or not that you passed. And there is no predictor, you will just need to wait and see.
  5. Visit  BigB profile page
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    everyone i know that scored 85 passed the nclex. everyone that went to 205 failed. You can pass at 205, but remember tis means that after 200 questions you still haven't met the minimum competency. If you notice on this board the people finishing with 85 pass, while most that go to 205 fail. The numbers do matter in tems of percentage of passing /failing. I say the sooner the computer shuts off the better.
  6. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    I think the odds are in your favor, but people fail at 85 too. I haven't heard that they publish the odds. Do they?
  7. Visit  BigB profile page
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    yes but the people that fail with 85 KNOW they fail and have bombed it while leaving the testing center. the only stats they publish is the pass fail rate which is roughly 80% pass rate for first time lpn testers.
  8. Visit  nursemomruns profile page
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    Quote from Tweety
    I think the odds are in your favor, but people fail at 85 too. I haven't heard that they publish the odds. Do they?
    NCSBN doesn't publish the odds of passing at any certain number of questions. They do publish the following: Pass rates (around 85% most of the time for first time test takers); average number of questions (around 120 most of the time); average amount of time (about 2 hours). Candidates pass and fail at every number.
  9. Visit  nursemomruns profile page
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    Quote from BigB
    everyone i know that scored 85 passed the nclex. everyone that went to 205 failed. You can pass at 205, but remember tis means that after 200 questions you still haven't met the minimum competency. If you notice on this board the people finishing with 85 pass, while most that go to 205 fail. The numbers do matter in tems of percentage of passing /failing. I say the sooner the computer shuts off the better.
    Someone could fail (and they do) at 85 questions. So sooner isn't always better.
  10. Visit  flwannaB profile page
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    I bet here in a couple of days, we will be seeing a post from you that you passed. Take a few deep breaths and try to be positive.
    Quote from chris69
    I took my nclex on Saturday and shut off at 85 questions. What are the posssibilities of failing at minimum questions? I read a post of someone who took it twice and failed twice at 85 questions. I'm getting sick to my stomach. HELP!!!!!!!!!
  11. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    The computer, on average, shuts off between 87 and 120 questions. By the way, I am hoping you passed so that all of your anxieties will be relieved and replaced with much joy.
  12. Visit  sorpy69 profile page
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    I hope you guys are right. Our family's future is riding on me passing, no pressure. I need to get a job now that we're expecting, we'll need the money. My friends are way more optimistic than I'm.
  13. Visit  BigB profile page
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    chris , if your computer shutoff at 85, and you walked away from the center feeling good , i wouldn't worry at all. Now if it shut off at 85 and you guessed at more than half the questions asked, then worry.
  14. Visit  seselant02 profile page
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    It is so true that number don't mean anything. I had 85 questions and passed, but my friend had 85 and failed. Another friend had 205 question and failed, but when she took it again she had 205 and passed. So it could go either way
  15. Visit  BigB profile page
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    Quote from seselant02
    It is so true that number don't mean anything. I had 85 questions and passed, but my friend had 85 and failed. Another friend had 205 question and failed, but when she took it again she had 205 and passed. So it could go either way
    That is true but statisticals moe people pass with 85 then with 205. Going all the way to 205 means you haven't met the minimum competency level after 200 questions!! That said my computer shut off at 85 and I may have failed..waiting for results sucks.


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