In April 2004, the NCSBN added NCLEX alternate format items to the examination. These currently include seven types:
Multiple response–multiple choice
- Chart or exhibit
- Drag and drop
- Graphic options
However, most of the questions on the NCLEX are four-option, multiple-choice items with only one correct answer. Certain strategies can help you understand and answer any type of NCLEX question.
The NCSBN has not yet established a percentage of alternate-format items to be administered to each candidate. In fact, your examination may contain only one alternate-format item. So relax; the standard, four-option, multiple-choice format questions compose the bulk of the test.