The NCLEX Alternate format Questions


In April 2004, the NCSBN added NCLEX alternate format items to the examination. These currently include seven types:

Multiple response–multiple choice

  • Hotspot
  • Chart or exhibit
  • Drag and drop
  • Audio
  • 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.

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