Does everyone get the same Nclex questions?

Asked By: Nikolaev Grunes | Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020
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To become an RN, you need to pass NCLEX. It's a comprehensive, adaptive test that can last for anywhere from 75 to 265 questions. Due to the computerized nature of the exam, no two NCLEX tests are the same. We can't tell you what specific questions are going to be on the NCLEX when you take it.

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Hereof, are Nclex questions the same for everyone?

Unlike your math exams where everyone had to answer the same questions, the NCLEX is dynamic. It's a test that watches you, reacts to you, and tailors itself to you, which means it's very unlikely any two test takers will have the same NCLEX experience.

One may also ask, how likely is it to fail the Nclex in 75 questions? If you struggled on most every question and it shut off at 75 then you probably did fail; but that happens rarely because you would have to be totally unprepared to do that badly. The test is designed to keep giving you chances to succeed (up until 265 questions).

Furthermore, how many questions can you miss on Nclex?

Remember, you can answer any number of questions between 75 and 265, and it could be a pass or fail. Don't get discouraged while taking your exam if you get more questions than you thought you would! We know people who've answered 265 questions and ended up passing.

What percentage of Nclex questions is passing?

According to a recent release from the NCSBN, the passing logit score for the NCLEX-RN (through 2019) is 0.00. Basically, this means that you need to be answering the medium difficulty questions correctly at least 50% of the time to pass.

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Are math questions bad on Nclex?

Math questions are considered a lower level question on the NCLEX. Since the question levels progress on the test, if you are answering the lower level questions correctly you will move on to the medium and upper level questions and will be less likely to see many math questions.

What are considered higher level questions on Nclex?

The RN version requires that you answer at least 75 questions and no more than 265. In contrast, you will need to answer a minimum of 85 questions on the PN exam, with a maximum of 205 questions.

Is UWorld harder than Nclex 2019?

Yes, UWorld is more difficult than the NCLEX. I say that because the last 5 times I've taken the NCLEX, I got so many SATA questions that I had less difficulty answering them this time around, all because I did UWorld.

Which is harder Nclex or UWorld?

Harder scoring
Another reason you might find that UWorld practice tests are harder than the actual NCLEX is the way that they are scored. With UWorld, you will get a percentage of how many questions you answered correctly, and you will see how many questions you got wrong.

How do you know if you failed the Nclex?


If you didn't pass the exam, you'll receive a NCLEX candidate performance report (CPR). It shows how the candidate performed in each of the test plan content area. If you fail, you can use the CPR as a guide to prepare to retake the exam.

What is the Pearson VUE trick?

What is the Pearson Vue Trick(PVT)? The Pearson Vue Trick enables NCLEX test takers to try to see if they passed before getting official results. At first,you'll be hesitant to perform the PVT but if you've already passed why stress about it?

How do I know if I passed the Nclex?

There is no secret way to tell if you passed by the number of questions you received or the types of questions you were being asked. Find a distraction. You know you will be waiting at least 48 hours (the earliest results are available through the Quick Results option).

Does the Pearson VUE trick actually work?

Yes, the Pearson Vue trick works!
Yes, for years now, hundreds of thousands of people have had luck using this method before the official results are processed and posted.

Is ATI harder than Nclex?

It's similar, but any program used to prepare you for NCLEX is going to be. That's what they're designed to do, and lots of research goes into creating the questions and tests. In my opinion the ATI tests were harder than NCLEX. I studied with ATI and the Kaplan bank for the NCLEX.

Can you pass Nclex with 205 questions?


Only those candidates whose performance was close to the passing standard had to answer the maximum number of questions (265 for NCLEX-RN; 205 for NCLEX-PN). The NCLEX is not graded in sections - only overall performance on the exam determines your pass/fail status.

Is the Nclex hard to pass?

Preparing to take the NCLEX is enough to make just about anyone nervous. It's a difficult exam, and a major stepping stone in your career as a registered nurse. Remember that most people pass the NCLEX on the first try. However, preparation and confidence are key to passing.

Can you fail the Nclex with 100 questions?

The NCLEX-RN is anywhere from 75 questions to 265 questions. The passing standard is the minimum level of knowledge necessary to practice safely as a nurse. This means you could pass (or fail) on 75 questions, 100 questions, or all 265 questions, etc.

Can you still pass Nclex If you run out of time?

The run-out-of-time-rule applies if the computer has not determined with 95% confidence that you are able to meet the passing standard by the time the maximum allowed time has passed. If you run out of time, the computer will look at your last 60 ability estimates to determine if you have passed.

How many questions should I do before Nclex?

But the key to NCLEX success is answering questions, not studying content. There will be a time in your study when you will need to review previously learned content. For now, though, the goal is to get through as many questions as possible. For example: 3500 questions/28 days = at least 125 questions per day.

How do you know if you failed Nclex in 75 questions?


Once you have answered 75 questions, the computer compares your score with the NCLEX passing standard. If it determines you have passed or failed, the test ends. If it is unsure that you passed or failed, it will continue the test until it knows with at least 95 percent accuracy that you either passed or failed.

Do most people pass Nclex?

A large percentage of people pass the NCLEX on their first attempt which can be reassuring, but it can also be stressful for those that do not pass initially. In 2015, 48,228 people were repeat test takers and of those 44.5% passed the NCLEX RN leaving 55.5% with a failing score.

How long should I study for Nclex?

To pass the NCLEX, students should plan to spend a minimum of 1-2 month studying – effective and targeted studying. If for whatever reason, the test-taker does not pass, it is possible to retake the NCLEX after a 45 day waiting period.