## Everything you Need! Free NLN PAX practice test questions, exam registration information, Test FAQs, Test Preparation Tips and Strategies, plus study guides and online course

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### Overview

This is a 3-hour standardized entrance test meant to assess the potential nursing students who wish to be admitted into nursing colleges. It is also taken by every person who wishes to apply to HCC’s PN or RN program.

Students **can take the NLN PAX**–**RN** once every six months with a minimum of three months is typically required before repeating the exam.

### Registration

• Check with the nursing school of your choice for specific information on their requirements for admissions.

• Select a test site near you.

• Go to https://www.nlnonlinetesting.org/cgi-bin/DxR_NLN/registration_store.pl?nln500=1 to register for the examinations online.

• You need a credit card to make the payment for the exam.

### Requirements

The minimum composite score to be eligible for the RN Program is 111.

The minimum composite score to be eligible for the PN Program is 99.

The HCC Nursing Department will look at the PAX composite score instead of the percentile score.

### NLN PAX FAQ

### NLN Exam Details

- The exam is in a traditional pen-and-paper format.
- All exam questions are multiple-choice.
- There are experimental questions included, which are not scored.
- The non-scored questions cannot be distinguished from the scored questions
- You have 3 hours to complete the exam.
- Test begins at 9:00 m. Central Time – Allow up to 3 hours to complete the test.
**Arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for the exam. No one will be admitted late to the exam.**

Score reports for the PAX-RN should be available within 24 hours from the exam date. Students should receive an email indicating the score report is available. Besides, students can log in to their NLN PAX account to view a score report.

### What’s on the Test

The **NLN Test** comprises three subjects: **verbal skills**, **math**, and **science**, all taking approximately three hours. The test consists of 80 verbal ability questions (60 scored), 54 mathematics questions (40 scored), and 80 science questions (60 scored) in three separate sections. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete each section.

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### Mathematics

The reading section has 50 questions. Below is a more detailed list of the types of math questions that generally appear on the test.

• Basic operations – adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers

• Square root

• Prime factors

• Median and mode

• Exponents

• Word problems

• Simple geometry

• IQ questions

• Operations with polynomials

• Quadratics

• Ratio and proportion

• Fractions, decimals and percent

• Speed, acceleration and momentum

### Verbal Ability

The reading section has 47 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes. Below is a more detailed list of the types of reading questions that generally appear on the test.

• Drawing logical conclusions

• Identifying main ideas

• Meaning in context

• Distinguish fact from opinions

• Making inferences

• Identifying tone and purpose

• Summarizing

• Vocabulary (definitions and synonyms)

### Science

The science section has 100 science questions which cover Biology,

Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Physics. The Physics component is currently

being tested and is not given at all institutions. Be sure to check with your school for

the exact content of the exam you will be taking. Below is a detailed list of the science

topics likely to appear on the test.

**Biology**

• Cellular processes

• Scientific reasoning and scientific method

• Classification and Taxonomy

• Photosynthesis

• Genetics

**Chemistry**

• Atoms and molecules

• Protons and electrons

• States of matter

• Redox reactions

• Chemical reactions

• Acid and base

• Molarity

• Periodic table

**Physics**

• Potential, mechanical and kinetic energy

• Electricity – currents voltage and resistance

• Ohm’s law

• Newton’s laws

• Linear and rotational motion

### How to Answer Different Types of Questions

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### Contents

**Getting Started**

How this study guide is organized 6

The PAX RN Study Plan 7

Making a Study Schedule 9

**Verbal Ability**

Self-Assessment 14

Answer Key 23

Help with Reading Comprehension 26

Main Idea, Topic and Supporting Details 28

Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 32

Meaning From Context 34

Help with Building your Vocabulary 36

**Mathematics**

Self-Assessment 43

Answer Key 50

Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 55

Decimals Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 58

Converting Decimals to Fractions 58

Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 58

How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 60

How to Solve Word Problems 63

Types of Word Problems 65

Mean, Median and Mode 73

Order Of Operation 74

Scientific Notation 75

Ratios 76

Perimeter Area and Volume 79

Area of Complex 2-D and 3-D Shapes 84

Pythagorean Geometry 86

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 88

Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 88

Simplifying Polynomials 89

Factoring Polynomials 89

Quadratic equations 90

Momentum 91

**Science**

Self-Assessment 97

Answer Key 104

Science Tutorials 108

Scientific Method 108

Cell Biology 110

Chromosomes, genes, proteins, RNA and DNA 113

Mitosis and Meiosis 115

Phenotypes and Genotypes 118

Heredity: Genes and Mutation 119

Heredity: Mendelian Inheritance 120

Classification 122

Ecology 124

Basic Concepts in Chemistry 128

Basic Physics 139

Energy: Work and Power 142

Defining Force and Newton’s Three Laws 144

Force: Friction 145

Fundamental Forces: Electromagnetism 147

Fundamental Forces: Gravity 149

Fundamental Forces: Strong and Weak Nuclear Forces 150

Quantum Mechanics 152

States of Matter 154

Speed, Acceleration and Force Problems 156

**NLN PAX Practice Test Questions Set 1**

Answer Key 202

**NLN PAX Practice Test Questions Set 2**

Answer Key 257

**Conclusion**

**Written by**, Brian Stocker MA., Complete Test Preparation Inc.

**Date Published:**Monday, April 7th, 2014

**Date Modified:**Monday, December 13th, 2021

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