Exam Profile

Test Administration and Scoring


Both the National MCQ examination and the OSCE will be administered at the time of the students’ graduation from their schools.  Current discussions are focusing on whether graduation is a precondition to being eligible to take the examinations, or whether passing the examinations is a precondition to graduating.  At the moment the discussion seems to favor the rule that

passing the examinations will be a precondition to graduating.  An advantage of this rule is that the remedial education of students who fail the examinations will be the responsibility of the schools.  The MCQ computer-based examination will consist of 200 items.  Each OSCE will consist of 12 stations.  Both will take 3.5 hours to administer.  The students’ performance on the examinations will be scored at the National NACEHealthPro national center.