PVT good pop up...too soon??

  1. Hi everyone. I just took the NCLEX and finished about two hours ago. Contrary to most people, I didn't find it THAT hard. Well, I found it to be easier than Kaplan, at least. I had a feeling it would shut down at 75 questions, and it did! Tons of SATA, prioritization, and drag and drop. I know alternate format questions don't really mean you're above the pass line though.

    Because it wasn't as hard as I expected, I started to think I failed. I walked out confident but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that maybe I found them easier than expected because I failed. Maybe I failed miserably in 75 questions! So the first thing I did when I got home is try the PVT.

    I got the "good pop up" ("our records indicate..."). My question is, is it too soon to do the PVT? I'm scared I got the good pop up and will end up failing!
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  3. by   Ldy76
    Prioritization is the top category with NCLEX. So if you got a lot of those and it shut down at 75, then you most likely passed.
  4. by   Coco2345
    I just took mine yesterday 7/18/18 and I got 75 questions as well. Which means you passed with flying colors, or you failed miserably. I too got the "good pop up" and hour after I tested. I typed in my name on the BON website 24 hrs later and there it was! I'm now a RN! The PVT worked for me. I'm sure it worked for you too. So I'll say Congratulations you passed RN!!
  5. by   genesis1930
    Quote from Ldy76
    Prioritization is the top category with NCLEX. So if you got a lot of those and it shut down at 75, then you most likely passed.
    I'm hoping so!!
  6. by   genesis1930
    Quote from Coco2345
    I just took mine yesterday 7/18/18 and I got 75 questions as well. Which means you passed with flying colors, or you failed miserably. I too got the "good pop up" and hour after I tested. I typed in my name on the BON website 24 hrs later and there it was! I'm now a RN! The PVT worked for me. I'm sure it worked for you too. So I'll say Congratulations you passed RN!!
    Congrats RN!!! I'll be checking the BON site religiously every day (haha). I guess I'm just in complete disbelief because it wasn't as bad as people say it was. I didn't walk out feeling like a complete failure. Can't wait till those quick results come in!!
  7. by   Nursecassandrabsnrn
    The same thing recently happened to me. I also didn't think it was that hard and passed at 75 questions. I would try the PVT trick again at 24 hrs but I have a good feeling you passed! Congrats RN!!!
  8. by   Coco2345
    Thank you!! Yes I'm the total opposite it's was hard! But then again everyone's test taking skills are different!! Update and let me know when your revive your results!
  9. by   genesis1930
    Quote from Nursecassandrabsnrn
    The same thing recently happened to me. I also didn't think it was that hard and passed at 75 questions. I would try the PVT trick again at 24 hrs but I have a good feeling you passed! Congrats RN!!!
    Thank you and congrats to you too!!! I still can't believe it's over (for now)
  10. by   genesis1930
    Quote from Coco2345
    Thank you!! Yes I'm the total opposite it's was hard! But then again everyone's test taking skills are different!! Update and let me know when your revive your results!
    You're right! The important thing is you're an RN now I will definitely update as soon as I find out. I'm so anxious!!
  11. by   Coco2345
    Did you pass?!?!
  12. by   genesis1930
    Quote from Coco2345
    Did you pass?!?!
    I get my quick results tomorrow at 2PM! My name's still not on the BON but it hasn't been 24 hours yet. I also heard NY may take a while to put your name on the BON so I'm still waiting :/
  13. by   hopetopassnclex
    You may have passed, since it worked for others it will work for you. Please how hard are the SATA questions or were you able to narrow it down. Any tip will be welcomed. I am still struggling with SATA questions
  14. by   genesis1930
    Quote from hopetopassnclex
    You may have passed, since it worked for others it will work for you. Please how hard are the SATA questions or were you able to narrow it down. Any tip will be welcomed. I am still struggling with SATA questions
    Honestly one of my biggest anxieties regarding the NCLEX were SATAs and other alternate format questions. When I took the Kaplan alternate format test (all SATA/drag drop/ med calc), I got an 18% and I was devastated. Most of my other Kaplan grades were good, but the alternate format test was horrible! I had read tons of stories here of people who got about half their NCLEX as SATAs.

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I can speak for my test. The SATAs were not as hard as Kaplan's. Most of the time I was able to narrow them down. Something I noticed was that the more sure I was of my answers to a SATA, the more likely my next question would be a SATA. When I wasn't as sure, my next question would change to a multiple choice. I don't know if that means something or not, but that's that. There were a few, of course, that I was unsure of. I think the most important thing is to not overthink on the test. If you don't know something, take an educated guess and move forward. This goes for all types of questions. If you selected an answer and are thinking about changing it, don't! Unless you remembered something that absolutely changes everything, it's best to move forward.

    The odds are in your favor! I want to say the test isn't that bad, but again everyone's is different. I also may have found it not too bad (not easy, but not as hard as people say) because I failed miserably LOL. So there's that. But I wish you the best of luck

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