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265 q's = pass??

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I took the nclex with 265 questions today. I didn't check on the Pearson Vue because apparently I have to put my credit card info in to see if I passed or not. I'm afraid that if I didn't pass, I'll have already paid my $200...

I came home to check the answer for my 265th question..and I answered it wrong.

Do you think I still passed with 265 or not?

you cant tell. I had a friend at 265 who failed, and one at 265 and passed. I did 263 and passed. There is no special way of telling.

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I personally had 265 and passed. Just try to keep busy till you can officially check. Good luck!

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

When you reach 265, what determines pass/fail is the level of question asked. If the question asked is above passing standard, you pass. If it's at or below, you fail, regardless of you answering the question correctly. How do you get question 265 to be above standard? The questions before it should be increasing in difficulty.

Of course the NCLEX won't tell you if your question is above or below standard...

Raviepoo

Specializes in hospice.

My instructor told my class that some people are pre-selected to answer all 265 questions, whether or not they are qualified to pass by the 75th question. It's one of the ways they test out new questions. I think it's kind of mean, but nobody asked me.

Good luck. I hope you passed.

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

My instructor told my class that some people are pre-selected to answer all 265 questions, whether or not they are qualified to pass by the 75th question. It's one of the ways they test out new questions. I think it's kind of mean, but nobody asked me.

Good luck. I hope you passed.

From the NCSBN website http://www.ncsbn.org:

Are candidates randomly selected to receive maximum length examinations? -----

Items are administered following the principles of CAT. Candidates are NOT randomly selected to receive a designated number of examination items. As a candidate takes the examination, items are selected based on the candidate's response to previous items. The exam ends when it can be determined with 95% confidence that a candidate's performance is either above or below the passing standard, regardless of the number of items answered or the amount of testing time elapsed (six-hour maximum time period for the NCLEX-RN examination and five hour maximum time period for the NCLEX-PN examination).

ArrowRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Vascular, E.N.T. Has 3 years experience.

My instructor told my class that some people are pre-selected to answer all 265 questions, whether or not they are qualified to pass by the 75th question. It's one of the ways they test out new questions. I think it's kind of mean, but nobody asked me.

Good luck. I hope you passed.

That information is incorrect and not in compliance with CAT(Computer adaptive testing), in other words it would make the test bias and unfair. Noone is ever preselected to go the entire 265 questions.

The truth is the NCLEX has questions 15 pretest questions within the first 75 questions. These 15 questions are used to test out new questions. The test is therefore based on only a minimum of 60 questions. Review the makers of the test NCSBN FAQ's on how CAT works

https://www.ncsbn.org/4700.htm

and download the candidate test plans here to get accurate information.

https://www.ncsbn.org/1287.htm

Raviepoo

Specializes in hospice.

Thanks. That's good news.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

Because there are 15 pre-test questions in the first 75 questions and the test only scores 60, you assume only 2 things are in play... either the first 15 questions are the pre-test questions or the computer is "told" which questions are not to be scored and it only scores the most recent 60 questions that are scoreable...

So instead of paying the money, I went to look at the status of my exam. It says "result not available"

Does that mean I didn't pass?

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

No it means the results are unavailable. It takes 24 hours to validate the results.

hello! i just wanted to let everyone know that I PASSED!! I passed with 265 questions! everyone can do it!

My instructor told my class that some people are pre-selected to answer all 265 questions, whether or not they are qualified to pass by the 75th question. It's one of the ways they test out new questions. I think it's kind of mean, but nobody asked me.

Good luck. I hope you passed.

Either you misunderstood your instructor, or your instructor is utterly clueless as to how this test works. Which is odd for someone who is supposed to be preparing students for it!

I took NCLEX on September 10... I have been doing pearson vue trick .... And it won't let me register again. I'm really nervous about my results and want to do the quick results but it won't let me yet!!! I probably won't know for sure until next week since tomorrow is Saturday.... Ugh!!! #stressed

duskyjewel

Specializes in hospice.

Today is the 12th. Your quick results should be available 48 hours after you tested. Seems confusing that they aren't unless something has gone wrong. And as far as I know, weekends don't affect it, you can still get your results on Saturdays and Sundays. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

TiredKitten

Specializes in psych. Has 2 years experience.

Try doing a search for your name on your states BON site. I took my NCLEX test Sept 2 and my name was listed with an active license in my states BON registry site on Sept 4.