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      Karen C

      On the NCS exam, can we go back to check our answers? Or do all answers have to be done without the ability to go back? When taking tests, I do best when I can take the entire test and then go back to the ones I had difficulty with.

    • #489580

      I believe you can flag most questions to go back and review. The exception are the vignettes where questions build upon one another. Once you complete a section (50 questions), you cannot return to that section.

      I’m not sure if there is any more recent information that is distributed to individuals taking the exam this year – this is the most recent information I have heard and found on the website (https://specialization.apta.org/become-a-specialist/exam-specialty-resources/exam-day).

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      Paul Wiener

      Hi Chrissy,
      I am now a little over one month out of taking the NCS. I took the practice exams, and with not being disrespectful some of the questions seemed to be for entry-level students, while other questions involved critical thinking. If you are permitted are your practice exams similar to the NCS questions?


      • #489591

        Hi Paul,
        Our exams are designed to aid in your study process by helping to identify knowledge gaps, become familiar with what NCS exam questions may look like, and improve test-taking endurance. Similar to our practice questions, you will likely find that some of the questions on the NCS exam are relatively straightforward while others require more critical thinking (including reasoning through several straightforward aspects to get to the correct answer). Again, our goal is not for all questions to replicate the NCS exam exactly; our hope with some of the simpler questions is that they will help you flag topics that warrant further review.

        We are proud that over 98% of our participants pass their NCS exams and feel this indicates our program is appropriately preparing individuals to sit for the exam.


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