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CBT Exam Overview

How To Book NMC CBT Exam 2024 – Clear Guide

NMC CBT Exam 2024

Book your NMC CBT exam through Pearson VUE

Booking your CBT exam is rather easy , let us run through the details.

The NMC’s Test of Competence (ToC) is used to assess the skills and knowledge of people wanting to join the NMC register from overseas or rejoin the NMC register after a long period away from practice. You have to successfully complete both parts of the ToC in order to proceed with your NMC application. One part of the ToC is a computer based test CBT and can be undertaken at various Pearson VUE test and professional centres.

The test of competence is specific to the appropriate nursing field and always consists of two parts.
Part 1- Computer-based test (CBT).

Part 2 – Nursing objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

The CBT contains a numeracy test (which consists of short-answer questions requiring a numerical answer), objective questions and a theory
test (which is multiple choice). The CBT can be taken at a Pearson VUE test centre, available in most countries around the world. Candidates will be given a short tutorial on how to use the computer before starting the examination. The CBT comprises 115 questions. All questions are scored as correct or
incorrect, and there is no partial credit.

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Part A will comprise a 15-mark numeracy assessment. Part B will be a 100-mark theory assessment. The length of the CBT is 3 hours, and this includes any breaks from testing, which are optional.

Part 2 is a nursing objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) – a practical nursing examination. The OSCE is available in the UK only, at a designated test centre.

The CBT and OSCE can be taken in any order.

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Booking CBT Exam

Once the NMC has sent confirmation to the candidate to take the CBT, he /she may book the CBT, online or over the phone. The NMC will let the candidate know by when they must complete the CBT, and his date is not changeable.. Bookings can be made up to one working day in advance.

Visit the Pearson VUE site for booking your test.

The candidate will receive notification of any bookings, reschedules, and cancellations by email. All correspondence from Pearson VUE will end with “@pearson.com”. Please always ensure that the candidates check the email ‘junk’ folder for emails as well.

Candidates must ensure they book the CBT that is consistent with their application type. For example, if he/she is applying for registration as an adult nurse, he/she will need to select and book the adult nursing CBT. A full list of CBT exam series codes are provided below:

  • Registered Adult Nurse: NMC_RNA
  • Registered Childrens Nurse: NMC_RNC
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse: NMC_RNMH
  • Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse: NMC_RNLD
  • Registered Midwife: NMC_RM
  • Registered Nursing Associate: NAR

Should candidates book the wrong CBT type, please be advised that the NMC won’t be able to accept your application for registration and Pearson Vue won’t be able to refund the CBT payment to you.

If you have already booked an incorrect CBT, please get in touch with Pearson Vue to amend your appointment.

Pearson VUE and the NMC are committed to ensuring access for all individuals with disabilities. Depending on your geographical region, reasonable adjustments may also be known as “special arrangements” or “test accommodations”.

Pearson VUE provides reasonable adjustments where possible to individuals with documented disabilities or injury who demonstrate a need. These can be provided if you have a disability, health condition or injury that prevents you from following our processes. Please contact the NMC at TOC@nmc-uk.org before booking your CBT with details of your disability, health condition or injury. The NMC will review your request within 10 working days and they may ask you for evidence.

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