The same question twice?!?!

  1. As my next exam date approaches, I wanted to find out if anyone has had a similar experience and/or can answer my question about the NCLEX..

    I remember getting the same question about a particular disease, but reworded with basically the same answers. I remember feeling confident the first time I had answered them, but when I saw that they were asking me the same question AGAIN, I began to doubt myself. I know they werent the pilot questions because I went the whole 265 and It happened throughout the exam. Does anyone know what that means? My first thought was that it was wrong the first time I answered it. But it was frustrating because I remember feeling really confident up until that kept happening! Has this happened to anyone?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    All it takes is one word different, and you would need a different answer.
  4. by   nvirani
    Hi there,

    Yes im the one who got the same question again and also went through 265 questions.
    When i was sloving the same question also had the same feeling weather it was right or wrong but still i choose different answer.

    Hey im too waiting for result very frustrating. hang in there.
  5. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from K8LynGN
    As my next exam date approaches, I wanted to find out if anyone has had a similar experience and/or can answer my question about the NCLEX..

    I remember getting the same question about a particular disease, but reworded with basically the same answers. I remember feeling confident the first time I had answered them, but when I saw that they were asking me the same question AGAIN, I began to doubt myself. I know they werent the pilot questions because I went the whole 265 and It happened throughout the exam. Does anyone know what that means? My first thought was that it was wrong the first time I answered it. But it was frustrating because I remember feeling really confident up until that kept happening! Has this happened to anyone?
    If you get a question on similar content, it is not because you messed up the first one. The NCLEX exams are not mastery tests, so it won't keep asking you the same question until you get it right.
  6. by   DBlack1
    Quote from nursemomruns
    If you get a question on similar content, it is not because you messed up the first one. The NCLEX exams are not mastery tests, so it won't keep asking you the same question until you get it right.
    I'm not so sure about this. I had four questions on assistive devices on my boards, and I don't think I did too well on them since it was the only area I was below the passing standard. I had two questions that were pretty much identical except for a few words on use of a walker.
  7. by   K8LynGN
    hmmm.... well I guess since it's not a mastery exam I'll just assume it doesnt remember the exact questions it was giving me the first time. I've taken the exam twice already and its hard to believe that this has happened twice out of coincidence.... I'm just really hoping it doeesn't happen when I go to take it again cause it will get me really stressed out! I just want to pass this stupid exam! ugh...
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from DBlack1
    I'm not so sure about this. I had four questions on assistive devices on my boards, and I don't think I did too well on them since it was the only area I was below the passing standard. I had two questions that were pretty much identical except for a few words on use of a walker.
    Again, by just changing one word in the question, it could give you a different answer that they were looking for.

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