NCLEX Exam Cost and Exam Format Questions
The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses costs you $200. Further, the individual State Boards of Nursing determine the additional licensure fees.
This computerized adaptive test (CAT) comprises 75 to 265 questions; out of these, 15 items are not scored as they are pretest questions which help determine the degree of difficulty of each operational problem. The duration of the exam is 6 hours. Aspirants can expect the following styles of questions in NCLEX:
- Multiple Choice (one answer)
- Multiple Response
- Hot Spot
- Fill in the Blank
- Drag & Drop or Ordered Response Questions
- Exhibit Questions
- Graphic Questions
- Audio Questions
Only one question appears at a time on the computer of the screen. Once you select an answer, you can review and change it, if necessary. But you no longer return to the previous question, once you submit your response by pressing the NEXT button.
The NCLEX pass score of the aspirant is estimated through the CAT scoring algorithm. The computer re-estimates the ability of the candidate every time he/she answers the question. The ability estimate becomes more precise with each additional answered question.