I just took the NCLEX PN yesterday June 15 2015. I thought that I was doing well while taking the exam. Got a lot of pharm. SATA. and those exhibits questions. And couple of computations.

I was getting nervous expecting that it will cut off at 85 or so. But it didn't. I answered til 201 and ran out of time. Getting of some contents kind of questions after 100+ questions. And everybody knows those kind of questions are below the "passing line".

I couldn't believe what happened. I was there for 5 hours and almost answered the maximum items.

I feel devastated right now.

I studied really hard. Confident that I'm going to make it this time. But I guess not.

I read articles about "root" cases and based on that article there's more chance of passing if you ran out of questions than time.

If you fell down the passing line even once. On your last 60 questions. You fail. There's no way I'm going to pass.

but I still have a very little hope til I get my official result.

unfortunately we don't have that quick result thing here in CA. So I have to wait for wks to get the result. :sorry:

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Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way for any of us to offer you anything other than hope that you might have passed.....until you get official results there really IS no way to know.

We can't tell you what "kind" of questions are above the passing standard because that is impossible, frankly: every topic, subject, domain has questions above and below the passing standard and you can't recognize whether Question A on a topic or Question B on a topic is above or below. Frankly, it isn't worth trying to figure out, either, as it makes NO DIFFERENCE.

You either passed or failed. Try to get your mind off it for awhile, and just deal with the results when you get them.

Good luck!