What # of questions did u pass the NCLEX with? - page 13

HI, I took the NCLEX yesterday and think I failed. The computer stopped at 105 or 106 questions and I felt it was pretty hard. I came home and looked up some of the "easy" questions I remembered and... Read More

  1. by   Lampara_Lady
    im just new here... just want to ask to the passers, is it a sign that u passed the said examination if the computer exam stops at 75 questions? or 105? 150? until 265 q's??
  2. by   jlouden_rn
    lampara_lady, according to ncsbn, the number of questions isn't an indicator of whether you passed or failed. Getting the minimum amount of questions (75) means you either did really WELL or you did REALLY BAD. It can then shut off at any time after #75. They explain that the computer shuts off when it can determine with 95% certainty of where you stand within the pass/fail line. I've known a lot of people who got 265 questions and it's been divided as to how many passed and how many failed with that many questions. So, the test is "adaptive" based on how you answer each question. Hope that helps! (sorry if it seemed like I was going in circles - I just got home after a 12-hour shift and yet I'm still feeling up to going to church this morning!)
  3. by   Devil_Duckie
    Hi all...I took the NCLEX June 27th thinking I was completely prepared for it. It took me three and a half hours to complete and I had all 265 questions. Several of the girls in my class had 265 also but still passed, so despite the normal butterflies I felt fairly confident that I had passed. Found out that I'll be re-taking my boards in August, much to my disappointment.

    Everyone's been very encouraging, but I wanted to see if y'all might have any advice or tips maybe? I'm still pretty bummed and a little unmotivated.
  4. by   lauron9
    When I took the exam 6 years ago, I had 75 questions and it took me a little less than an hour. My friend had 265 questions and it took her 4 hours. We both passed!!

    Having to re-take the exam is not the end of the world. Just keep positive and review the material. Maybe you can find a review course or a tutor that can help. :spin:
  5. by   4tnerzwife
    I passed with 75, although the number really does not matter.
  6. by   tinesia
    I passed with 75 with tons of choose all that apply, one math question, and others that are blurry to me, I also had a friend that passed with 83 so i guess you never can tell,
  7. by   EvelynRN-BSN
    I took mine in the year of 2004 and passed with 75 questions. A girl I knew took it and had 265 and passed and then one had 163 and failed. It is hard to tell because it is a CAT. You want to do very well in the beginning to get it as high as possible above the average. Good Luck!
  8. by   dashie2007
    I shut off at 75, had friends shut off at 130 and 256 and they passed also.
  9. by   Nurseismade RN
    I passed with 75 questions!!! However some in my class passed with 265. With that being said it's not the number that counts, it's passing.
  10. by   megan123
    I took 265 questions in 4 hours and passed... I know of one other that had 265 and passed. I also know of 4 or 5 that had 75 and passed... I think our class is doing exceptionally well, I haven't heard of any failures!!!
  11. by   phabuious
    I passed at 75 with 6 select-all-that-applies and no calculations
  12. by   starznskyRN
    I passed with 75 questions... one select all and no math.
  13. by   Devil_Duckie
    Quote from phabuious
    I passed at 75 with 6 select-all-that-applies and no calculations
    Gah, lucky duck! I had all 265 questions, took 3.5 hours, several all that applied and quite a few calculations. BTW, the calculations were the easiest out of all of them...