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Sample Entrance Exam
Word Police exams consist of questions similar to the ones below. Here beneath each question we've told you which answer is correct, and explained why.
When you are taking an actual exam, once you've answered all five questions, press the "Submit answers" button to have your responses scored. If you're not sure of the answer to any question, why not take your best guess? (No points are deducted for wrong answers.) You'll need to get at least four answers right to be allowed to proceed. On the next page, you will be asked a final question that you must answer correctly in order to pass the exam.
The actual exams provide a clue about the intent of the questions that isn't available here -- namely, that each of them is the test for a particular squad or division. The questions on the entrance test for any given squad will have to do with that squad's specialty. So, for example, on the entrance test for the Number Unit, the focus of the questions will tend to be grammatical number (say, "the Word Police is ..." or "the Word Police are ..."?).
Final test solution
The Final test will be Monday, December 12 from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Prof. Hess will be available for last-minute questions on Monday in ME 3003B.
All students will take the test in CL50.
Some additional notes regarding the Final Exam:
Final test from previous semesters
ACS calculates the average number of correctly answered questions by subject area. Based on this average, each student's score in a particular subject is compared to the overall average and rated as: Below Average, Average, Above Average, or Outstanding Performance.
Only student scores for Part I (multiple-choice) are sent to the Local Section coordinators to be distributed to students.
The 20 top-scoring students are invited to attend a study camp to compete for a spot in the U.S. team. Based on the score of their overall performance, some students are recognized with High Honors and Honors and receive a certificate from the USNCO national office. Approximately the top 50 students are recognized as High Honors and the next 100 as Honors. The list of High Honor and Honor students is published on the USNCO website.
Learn about the test format and how to prepare for exams.
Between January and June, NCLEX pass rates increased for both licensed practical and vocational nurse candidates, according to second quarter results of 2023 pass rates across the U.S., released Aug. 3 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
These results are the first to be published since the NCSBN debuted its new Next Generation NCLEX test format, which launched in April.
In the first quarter of the year between January and March, there were 56,972 U.S.-educated, first-time candidates who took the NCLEX test resulting in an 80.48 percent pass rate.
But between April and June — following the launch of the new test format — there were 60,844 U.S.-educated, first-time candidates of which 94.32 percent passed.
Compared to the same timeframe in 2022, only 82.19 percent had passed.
"Although clinical judgment was being taught in prelicensure programs, NCSBN worked with educators to explain how the NGN was being constructed using the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model at its core," Philip Dickison, PhD, RN, chief operating officer, NCSBN said in an Aug. 3 news release. "Educators were introduced to the types of questions that would be included and the type of test experience a candidate will have. The results from the first quarter show that our collaboration was successful."
Individuals who were first-time test takers with an international education passed in the first quarter of 2023 at a percent rate of 39.86 percent, but in the second quarter 57.69 percent passed.
Among repeat test takers who were U.S.-educated, 40.66 percent passed in the first quarter and 62.15 percent passed in the second quarter.
The following questions are representative of the types of questions you will find on the CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) exam.
a. A line of credit used for the borrower's business, secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
b. A revolving line of credit secured by the borrower's primary dwelling used to Improve the borrower's home
c. An increase of a line of credit from $5,000 to $10,000 secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
d. A loan to pay off a contract for a deed secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
a. Before the first EFT occurs
b. Along with the first periodic statement
c. Within three business days of account opening
d. Within three business days of a customer's request for the EFT service
a. Internal audit
c. Board of Directors
d. Compliance officer
a. File a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) with the IRS
b. Discharge Teller #1 immediately
c. Send a notice of adverse action to the bank's federal regulator
d. File a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)
a. All individual mortgage loans
b. Grants or loans to fulfill CRA activity
c. Non-public or confidential information that will be provided in the public file
d. A copy of the agreement to the regulatory agency 24 months after the end of the term
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The National Board of Examinations (NBE) released the FMGE 2023 admit card on the official website, and the test is scheduled to be held on July 30 in computer-based mode.
The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE), also known as the Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduates, has been introduced through the Screening Test Regulations, 2002.
As per the regulations, "An Indian citizen or overseas citizen of India possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after March 15, 2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of Section 13 of the Act."
The examination pattern:
The FMGE test consists of a single paper with 300 multiple-choice questions on it. There will only be four English-language answer choices for each question.
Out of the four response alternatives offered for each question, candidates must choose the right answer.
The paper shall be delivered in two parts to be taken in a single day, with each part comprising 150 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes.
The examination shall be a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test delivered using a computer network as per the prescribed scheme.
There shall be no negative marking.
A candidate shall be declared to have passed only if he or she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination. Results (pass or fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed on the NBEMS website. There is no provision for re-totaling or reevaluation.
There are no restrictions on the number of attempts that can be made by a candidate. However, the FMGE being a qualifying examination, once a candidate qualifies for the FMGE, he or she shall not be eligible to take the FMGE again. Any examination taken by a candidate in violation of this clause shall be treated as void and cancelled.