North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) is a standard examination formed by The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), USA to help individual state boards of pharmacy assess an individual’s competency and knowledge so that he or she may be given a license to practice.

Exam Pattern:

The NAPLEX is a 250-question examination delivered in a computerized, fixed-form.

Out of 250 questions, 200 are operational and will be consider  for calculation of test score of applicant.

The rest of the questions are referred to as pretest questions, which are not used to calculate your test score. Pretest questions are administered to evaluate their appropriateness for possible addition in future examinations. The pretest questions cannot be identified by the candidate because they are dispersed throughout the examination.

Scenario-based Question format:  The majority of the questions on the NAPLEX are asked in a scenario-based format Such as

  • Patient profiles
  • Medical records with accompanying test questions

To properly analyze and answer the questions presented, you must refer to the information provided in the patient profile/medical record. Candidates may be prompted to scroll and navigate these profiles/medical records exhibits in a manner so that all necessary information will not be overlooked to answer the question.

Interspersed among these profile-based questions are “stand-alone questions” whose answers are drawn solely from the information provided in the question.

Test Design:

The examination requires that all test questions be answered in the order in which they are presented. Candidate may not skip a question or return to a previous question to review his/her answer. Once the candidate has confirmed an answer choice and moved on to the next question, he/she cannot return to the previous question to change his/her answer.

Examination Fee: 575$

Eligibility: M.Pharm or MS (Pharm), Pharm D, Pharm D(Post Baccularate), PhD

Testing Centers: The NAPLEX  is administered by Pearson VUE at its Pearson Professional Centers, which are located in all 50 states, United States territories, and the District of Columbia.

Type of Questions:

  • Multiple-Choice Question Format
  • Multiple-Response Question Format
  • Constructed-Response Question Format
  • Ordered-Response Question Format
  • Hot Spot Question Format.

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