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I took 80 questions is that bad?

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Egeolu1 Egeolu1 (New) New

I just took NCLEX on 6/20/2015 and I took 80 questions and I the screen was shut off. I left the room after checking out and sat in my car and cried. I felt sick. I do not believe that having many SATA means anything and I got only about 7 and one ranking question. I did the PVT after 24 hours and got the "good" pop up. I am so nervous. Everybody I know that took it this month either had 75 or 265 questions. I don't know what to think.

I do not believe that having many SATA means anything

Neither does having 80 questions. You can get anywhere between 75-265. At 80 questions you either passed or you failed. Don't look so much into how many questions you had. It will tell you nothing.

I'm sure your fine! When I took the NCLEX last year the PVT gave me the good pop up and I passed. I thought I failed too bc the questions were very difficult, but I passed and it shut off at 75. If it felt difficult I'm sure you passed. 80 isn't a big deal.

thank you. I am praying.

Thanks, I know there are no definite answers with NCLEX till you get your result. Its just you feel helpless.

Hey! Don't worry! I took it yesterday as well, and it stopped at 75 questions. I am a nervous wreck! But I know deep down that I passed. We just have to wait until it's posted on the BON. Hopefully 1 more day :) good luck OP!

I took my test on the 18th and felt exactly how you felt. I shut off at 75 and didn't even make it out of the testing center before bursting into tears. I was like you and tried the PVT trick and got the good pop up and I officially got my quick results yesterday and passed! I know the people say that PVT isn't entirely accurate but for me and for a lot of others who tried the trick and got the "good" pop-up it has worked. So take a deep breathe and your results will be here soon! Good luck!

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

I just took NCLEX on 6/20/2015 and I took 80 questions and I the screen was shut off. I left the room after checking out and sat in my car and cried. I felt sick. I do not believe that having many SATA means anything and I got only about 7 and one ranking question. I did the PVT after 24 hours and got the "good" pop up. I am so nervous. Everybody I know that took it this month either had 75 or 265 questions. I don't know what to think.

It doesn't matter much if you got 76 or 264... once you meet a pass/fail rule, then you either pass or fail. 75 is the minimum and it pretty much never flips a status. If it's between 76 and 264, you can have a status flip happen. Once you hit 265, you trigger a different rule that doesn't grade pass/fail based on the past 60 questions.

The NCLEX questions (all types) are all scored according to difficulty. You can get zero, all, or any number of SATA questions and still pass or fail.

The only thing you can infer from getting 80 questions is that it took you 80 questions to trigger a pass/fail rule and stop the exam, of which 15 of those questions were experimental non-scored questions.

Straight No Chaser, ASN, LPN

Specializes in Sub-Acute. Has 5 years experience.

If the computer shuts off at 75 you are either far above or far below the passing standard. I would think at 80, you pushed yourself over the line in on direction or the other. If you don't feel like you're far below the standard, I would think it's a good sign.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Did you wear matching socks? I've heard if your socks don't match and you get the "good pop-up" in some states your results will be available if you pay $7.95 for Quick Results. Also, you can't start praying for at least 24 hours.

Did you wear matching socks? I've heard if your socks don't match and you get the "good pop-up" in some states your results will be available if you pay $7.95 for Quick Results. Also, you can't start praying for at least 24 hours.

LOL!!

You really do not need to be condescending. People post to ask questions because NCLEX time is difficult and that does not give you permission to be disrespectful. I am not an idiot.

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Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Based on your OP I didn't think you could possibly be a real person because it seemed like you were just repeating what hundreds of previous posters have said about taking the NCLEX (even the crying in your car part).

You were making fun of them, ("Everybody I know that took it this month either had 75 or 265 questions"), so I just teased you back a bit. Now you are all butthurt (great new word, huh) and getting snarky back at me. Seriously, have you not read any other threads on this board? The search function can be your friend and save you much chastisement.

"People post to ask questions ...." And I don't believe you asked any questions.

Your NCLEX score will determine the veracity of your last statement.

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kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

Take a deep breath. It does not matter how many questions you had. It does not matter what type of questions you had. The computer scoring system simply determined after 80 questions that you either passed or failed. I am not going to post long details on how the exam is scored, you can find this information on the NCSBN web site.

Mr. Mavrick BSN, RN, I am a real person and if you check I joined this group the day I made the post and do not know what others are posting. I am new to this group.

With that said, I am now a Registered Nurse.

Yes I passed NCLEX. I am very happy!!!!!

Mavrick, BSN, RN

For a nurse with so many years of experience, you have the compassion of a city rat. When people are taking this exam, you know they are worried and concerned and want any shred of comfort from others who have already done what they are doing. You are very disrespectful and discouraging.