1) State doesn't matter. NCLEX is a national exam and therefore taking the test in California or Florida does not change the nature of the exam, the difficulty level, or the likelihood you will pass.2) The number of questions on the exam does not matter unless you got 75 questions on the NCLEX-RN. If you got 75 questions, it means that either you were consistently below the passing standard and therefore failed the exam or that you were above the passing standard at least 50% of the time and therefore passed the exam.3) Running out of time or getting 256 questions does not mean you failed. Getting 256 questions mean that you were consistently around the passing standard the entire length of the exam and either you passed or failed. 4) The types of questions you got, such as number of select all that apply questions cannot be used to judge whether you passed or failed. There can be alternative format questions of all levels.5) The most accurate way to know that you passed to exam is to see your license number posted on your state board of nursing's website. The Pearson View Trick cannot be considered accurate.