Ran out of time, is there hope left for me? - page 2

hi everyone, i am trying to seek consolation in this forum... my time ran out at 263rd question. now i am only praying for a miracle to happen. i took the exam sept 6. i prepared well for the exam,... Read More

  1. by   willdgate
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    There are definitely some widely-held myths about running out of time on the NCLEX. It does have to do with the last sixty questions you answer, but it's not that they only grade your last sixty or that you have to get each one of the last sixty correct.

    After each question on the NCLEX, the computer calculates your ability estimate, factoring in all of your previous responses and the difficulty levels of the questions. In other words, the ability estimate measures how you are doing. If you run out of time, the computer looks at your ability estimates after each of the last sixty questions. If the ability estimates remained above passing for each of the last sixty, you pass. You can still miss questions and remain above passing though.

    Basically, like I said they grade the last 60 questions
  2. by   RNKay31
    Willdgate did you find a job as yet.
  3. by   EricJRN
    Quote from willdgate
    Basically, like I said they grade the last 60 questions
    In order to calculate your ability estimate, the computer uses information from every scored question up to that point. So although the computer looks at ability estimates for only the last sixty, to get those ability estimates, it factors in your responses to all of the questions.
  4. by   mazeRN
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    In order to calculate your ability estimate, the computer uses information from every scored question up to that point. So although the computer looks at ability estimates for only the last sixty, to get those ability estimates, it factors in your responses to all of the questions.

    Thanks Eric,
    That's indeed reassuring. I was made to think that if one did not finish the test, the chances of passing are rather slim. Its been about 3 weeks since that exam but would you believe that I haven't checked the web for the result? I'm terribly scared.. But with your intelligent opinion, I may be able to gather my strength now and finally check at it. Thanks again and God bless!
  5. by   RNKay31
    Quote from mazeRN
    Thanks Eric,
    That's indeed reassuring. I was made to think that if one did not finish the test, the chances of passing are rather slim. Its been about 3 weeks since that exam but would you believe that I haven't checked the web for the result? I'm terribly scared.. But with your intelligent opinion, I may be able to gather my strength now and finally check at it. Thanks again and God bless!
    Take a shot and look to see if your name is written there, all the best.
  6. by   BORI-BSNRN
    maze, i wish you the best of luck you are in my prayers. Good luck!! Chin up! ((())))
  7. by   blessed1702
    Prayed for ya!!!

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