HAAD exam for nurses is a three hours computer based test written by nurses who are trained outside the country and seeking registration with the health authority in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The exam is an objective questions based exam consisting of 150 questions covering different aspects of nursing practice, skills and competencies and administered by Pearson limited in various cities of the world.. You need to meet some requirements before you can be approved to write the HAAD exam
A major concern for international trained nurses who are sitting for HAAD is the passing score. It should be noted that HAAD exams passing rate/score for nurses is the same for all applicants and not based on percentile or any curve. HAAD examination results usually go through a standardized difficulty assessment and the passing score is usually pegged around 60-65%. The difficulty assessment scale is used to determine the level of difficulty of the questions in related to the entry level knowledge required from someone who is just entering the profession. It is how difficult the exam seems to be that determines the exact passing score.
For instance, if the difficulty assessment level is determined to be high, then the passing score will be lowered to 60% and if the difficulty assessment level is low, then you should expect the passing score to be pegged at 65%. The implication is that if the difficulty assessment level is low, a candidate will be required to get at least 98 questions out of the 150 right before he/she can be considered to have passed the exam. When the standard is adjudged to be high, then getting 90 questions right is necessary as the passing percentage drops to 60%.
There has been an unconfirmed report in the past that the passing grades can be set as low as 45% and as high as 95%, this is totally untrue.
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