Is the new NMC CBT rule TRUE?

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On 8th April 2019, Mentor Merlin updated a piece of information online that NMC has amended CBT passing score and its re-sit patterns. Many of the viewers asked us how authentic is this news as they were not able to find this on NMC’s website. NMC hasn’t updated this rule change in any of their news columns or social media. Also NMC has not sent newsletter to any of their subscribers. Many nurses and other consultants from our industry enquired with us because no one was well informed about the same.

As per the new rule from 5th April 2019 the decision as to whether a candidate passes or fails the CBT will be governed by an overall pass mark. This means now the candidate has to achieve just the overall passing mark that is 68% for adult nursing. Also from now,  candidates can also sit the CBT up to 3 times as part of one application, with a minimum of 10 days between each sitting. If you are unsuccessful after your permitted attempts, your application will close. You’ll be required to submit a new application and will not be able to sit the CBT again for a minimum of six months.
Nurses to UK by Mentor Merlin

Nurses to UK by Mentor Merlin

Candidates who applied before 5th April still have only 2 attempts, however passing score will be as per the new rule overall 68% for adult nursing.

Mentor merlin’s NMC experts always keep a close watch on all the new updates. They spend a boatload of time to keep their viewers and candidates informed with all the amendments happening around. Our mentors are very vigilant and always thrive to be the best in this industry. Our adepts unveil that this NMC change will be advantageous to all the nurses who are going to appear CBT and also will bring immense possibilities for the nurses from overseas to the UK.  



Free NMC CBT Mock test

Free NMC CBT Mock test

Number of CBT attempts as part of 1 application – from NMC CBT candidate Guide


Cost of NMC CBT is £ 90

Number of attempts for candidate under 1 application is 3 attempts

Number of days required to re-attempt after each failure is 10 days

If candidate fails all the 3 attempt, candidate has to wait 6 months to restart the new application

Applicants before 5th April still have only 2 attempts

All the candidates requires overall 68% pass score (Booked before and after 5th April)

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