How is the NCLEX Scored? Quick Facts for NCLEX 2020

If my test shuts of at 75 (or any number) out of the questions I received are 15 of the questions out of the 75 not counted against me?

That’s a good question. Are you asking if 15 questions are guaranteed to be experimental questions for every NCLEX?

Not sure about that, but as of 2017, there is such a thing as a special research section which appends to the end of your NCLEX, is randomly assigned (with parameters), and can be exited at any time. These questions are not counted for any credit. Perhaps they’ve replaced random experimental questions in people’s NCLEX’s with this new tail end section.

Either way, experimental questions are NOT going to count for or against you.

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Thank you for your reply : ) .

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Did you officially pass, and did the pearson vue trick work for you? Also, how long does California make you wait?

hey, i just took my boards today. i took all 265 questions so this might be different for someone who takes less, but the experimental questions are denoted as experimental and do not count towards your actual score.

Seeing as you actually receieved the experimental questions, would you find this seciton of the article to be accurate?

I actually didn’t know I could opt out of the questions. After 4 hours, it was difficult to focus on experimental questions- some being absolutely nothing like what was in the NCLEX itself.

But short answer: yes!

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I just took my NCLEX exam and almost ran out of time. When i clicked next on the 265 question I had about 1 minute left remaining. Thoughts of failure were going through my mind and 2 days after I payed $8 to view the results and I passed! On my first try!! Thank you NCLEX gods! Sat there for 6 hours and took the entire exam… never again

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Congratulations to you!

This is helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Just took my Nclex today. Got to 181 question and only 15 minutes left out of the 6 hours. Then the experimental questions pop came up, so I ran out of time to finish them. Im wondering if I passed or not since it didn’t shut down, instead the experimental questions continued. :upside_down_face:

It sounds like your NCLEX reached a certainty threshold cutoff, which just means that the computer was confident in your performance level. If it is above the passing threshold then you’ll pass, and if it was under, then you won’t. The experimental questions do not have to be answered, and don’t affect your score, so don’t worry about not finishing them.

Check out the PVT to see if you passed before you get your official results:

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Thank you! Praying that they were above passing level. :pray:t3:

Thank you for all your NCLEX info and tips. I also found this NCLEX Questions helped me getting better knowledge for the test.

Hi nancer, congratulations, pls can you recommend a good training material to use to pass nclex.

I took nclex pn on on 3/5/19, in CA with 205 Qs. 3 days after I did the PVT and I got a good pop up. It’s more than a week I haven’t see my name on BON, did anyone know how long will it take to see my name on BON in California. Any similar case?

I didn’t do the PVT trick. I just waited after 48 hours and then paid $7.97 to get and see my quick result from Pearson cue site, and I prayed that I pass before opening my account, I was super nervous to check and see my result, my heart was having tachycardia lol, I knelt down to pray and then click submit button and was scrolling down to the result area and I saw PASS! And oh my I really cried! I was in tears for 15 minutes! Tears of joy! Thank God so much!

My NCLEX shut down at 105, and lots of SATA, prioritization, etc…

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