National Council Licensure Examination


What is the NCLEX?

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is used by each state nursing board to assist in making licensure decisions. NCLEX –RN nurses should have Diploma/ Bsc nursing with IELTS having overall 6.5 with speaking 7 and minimum 5 month post registration experience. After successful completion of this test,nurses will become qualified to apply registration and practicing license in their preferred US territory or state. The NCLEX-RN is a theory based test which consists of multiple-choice questions.This licensed exam is conducted to make sure the protection and well-being of the public  and to measure the competencies needed to perform safely and successfully as a newly licensed nurse.Every registered nurse applicant is required to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses) exam to attain certification in any of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or four U.S. territories, which include the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. It is constructed to test the abilities, skills, and knowledge of a nurse, required for the safe nursing practice at the entry-level. The exam is organized by the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.) and is conducted by the testing vendor, Pearson VUE. Your competence level is measured through an interactive system, known as CAT (Computerized Adaptive Testing).

Examination Details

Exam Format

The NCLEX exam is at least 90 percent multiple-choice questions. The remaining questions require an individual to fill in the blank, choose all of the correct answers from a list of options, put a number of steps in the correct sequence, or identify a correct area on a picture. Some of these alternative format questions ask information about a chart, graph, or audio clip. The questions can also use pictures as the answer choices instead of words. Each question will appear one at a time on a computer screen. Questions will not be repeated; however, questions based on a similar situation could be asked.Each individual will have a maximum of six hours to complete the exam but there is no minimum time limit. There is a mandatory 10-minute break about 2½ hours after the start of the exam and another optional break after about 4 hours of testing. It is acceptable to take breaks any time during the exam. 

Exam Contents

The majority of test items are written at the cognition level of application or higher, but the exam may include items at all cognitive levels. Examples of cognitive level are memorization or recall, knowledge, analysis and application.

NCLEX for RN Contents

  • Safe and Effective Care Environment
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Physiological Integrity

Question Types

The NCLEX exam questions are of three different types or levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 1 questions are the most basic questions which make up less than 10 percent of the total questions.Level 1 questions examines the individual’s knowledge and understanding. These questions require the individual to recollect certain facts and information. Level 2 questions require an additional level of thinking in order to answer the question. In these types of questions, the individual will be required to know specific information and then use it to elucidate or analyze the question. Level 2 questions are analysis and application type questions. Level 3 questions are the most complex type of question on the NCLEX. These questions require the individual to judge, evaluate, and combine information. The individual will have to apply the rules, facts, and processes they know and then make decisions about what is best for the patient’s care based on the situation


Exam Duration:

6 hours



Exam Level:




$200 (12,000 INR)


Graduation from the school of nursing


Once you become eligible for the test, you will be offered test dates somewhere within thirty days of your call or online request.

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