NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Exam Modifications 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCSBN have introduced several carefully evaluated and tested modifications to the NCLEX examinations.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, the following modifications will be made to both the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations:

  • Pre-test items will be reintroduced and each candidate will get 15 pre-test items in their exam.
  • Due to the addition of the 15 pre-test items, the minimum lengthof an exam will be 75 items and the maximum length of an exam will be 145 items.
  • Examination time will be five hours.
  • The voluntary Next Generation NCLEX Special Research Section will be reintroduced.
  • The NCLEXtutorial will be replaced with a general guide and test-taking tips.

The exam will continue to utilize the Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) methodology for administration and scoring. The NCLEX Test Plans will remain the same and the passing standard will not change.

Adevia Health wishes all test-takers the best of luck. Study hard to achieve your American Dream!

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