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    • #479168
      Lesley Baires
      Participant

      Hello Chrissy, I’m just wondering if there’s an approximate score on the NCS practice exams that would indicate someone in “on track” or within a passing range to indicate they likely will pass the actual NCS exam? Or in other words, what’s considered a poor score, average score, and good score on the practice exams to know how it can possibly translate for the actual NCS exam?
      Thank you for your help!

    • #479169
      Chrissy Durrough
      Keymaster

      Hi Lesley! Because we do not have access to the scoring algorithm for the ABPTS exams, we cannot reliably say how performance on our practice exams predicts performance on the NCS exam. The average scores on our practice exams are listed below. Approximately 96% of our participants report passing their ABPTS exam. So, if you are scoring somewhere near the range of our average scores, you are likely on track for your exam.

      NCS Advantage
      First attempt: 60-70%
      Subsequent attempts: 75-85%

      Hope this helps!

      Chrissy

    • #481351
      Dean Papadopoulos
      Participant

      Is it regularly seen to do worse on the 2nd practice test than the first?
      The first attempt I scored barely over 50% and 2nd test I got a lower score.
      Anyone else?

      • #481526
        Chrissy Durrough
        Keymaster

        Hi Dean – Practice exams 1-3 are all designed to be a similar level of difficulty. The average score on each exam differs by less than 2% overall. However, there is some variance from individual to individual. As long as your scores on repeated attempts of the same exam are improving, you should be on the right track.
        Chrissy

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