Asked by: Nelda El Hanafi
education standardized testing

How many people fail the Pance?

Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

If 9,000 people took the PANCE in 2018 and the pass rate was 95%, then 450 test takers failed. With an increase in score cutoff correlating to a pass rate of 88% (with more test takers since there are more programs), then 1,140 test takers fail.

Click to see full answer.

Similarly, it is asked, how many times can you fail Pance?

During that six-year period, PANCE may be taken a total of six times. When either the six attempts or six years are exhausted, whichever occurs sooner, the individual loses eligibility to take PANCE.

Also Know, how hard is it to fail the Pance? It's easy to fail the PANCE if you don't study. Otherwise unless you are at the bottom 3% of your class, study as normal and you'll do fine. If you don't mind me asking, what was your PACKRAT score? The pass rate for first-time test-takers is over 90% nationally.

Similarly, what if I fail the Pance?

Since you failed PANCE or PANRE, you have to wait 90 days. Take a week off from the exam and get your mind in order. Now that you have a list of the subjects you need to study, a review course can help.

What percentage is passing on Pance?

The PANCE scale has a minimum score of 200, a maximum score of 800, and the passing score is 350.

Related Question Answers

Efigenia Jeantet


Jolita Dillis


Whats a good score on the Pance?

A raw score of 300 on the PANCE or 240 on the PANRE is a perfect score.

Anxel Whitlock


How many questions do you need to pass the Pance?

Exam Length
The five-hour PANCE exam includes 300 multiple-choice questions administered in five blocks of 60 questions with 60 minutes to complete each block.

Yongyi Toms


How soon do you get Pance results?

If you want to find out if you passed the same week that you take the test, past PANCE test-takers recommend taking the test on a Monday. The NCCPA says it can take up to two weeks to get in test results, but most results are in within four business days.

Viacheslav Filippenkov


How soon can you take the Pance after graduation?

How soon after graduation should you take the PANCE and when should you start studying? The earliest date you'll be able to test is seven days after your program completion.

Regiane Weisbecker


Can you retake the Pance?

What's another $500 to retake the test and try again? Yes take the test again. There is a course given CME Resources that helps with studying for the PANCE. They also offer practice tests that cover everything so that you may see what areas you need to study most.

Biao Garrido


How often do PA take boards?

Currently, depending on when we were last certified, a PA has to recertify by taking a single 300 question test every 6 to 10 years. On the surface, I love this idea. When the time comes, PAs can study for the test, take the test, and then not worry about the test for years to come.

Slama Grapl


How long is Nccpa certification good for?

The 10-year certification maintenance process includes five two-year cycles during which all certified PAs must log 100 CME credits online and submit a certification maintenance fee by 11:59 p.m. PT, December 31 of your certification expiration year.

Long Pauker


How many times can you take the Panre?

PAs are eligible to take PANRE during the final two years of the certification maintenance cycle. **PAs may take PANRE up to two times in the ninth year and up to three times in the tenth year, with a maximum of four total attempts.

Myroslava Harrmann


What exam do physician assistants take?

Physician assistant schools may vary when it comes to which exam they require. For example, some schools require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which is also often required for various types of master's degree programs. Other schools will accept the Medical School Admissions Exam (MCAT) instead of the GRE.

Nixon Juferev


How is the Panre scored?

The PANRE scale has a minimum score of 200, a maximum score of 800, and a passing score of 379. The standard error of measurement (SEM) is used to create a range in which an examinee would score if that examinee took the test repeatedly with no additional preparation/remediation.

Burgess Mihno


How do I prepare for the Pance?

Let's break down your PANCE and PANRE preparation in as few steps as possible
  1. Download the 'Examination Content Blueprint' (ECB) from the NCCPA.
  2. Identify Your Weak Areas.
  3. Obtain Great Study Materials.
  4. Listen to Review Material at the Gym or in the Car.
  5. Consider Taking a PANCE/PANRE Review Course.
  6. Practice, Practice, Practice.

Kallie Biot


How long should you study for the Pance?

Not having enough time to study for the PANCE is a major problem, so start studying three to five times a week for an hour or so a session at least 36 weeks out from the day you're set to take your exam.

Siegfried Esco


How do I study for the Pance exam?

14 days before exam day: Take a block of 60 questions and give yourself 1 hour to complete it. Limit your break to 5 minutes before starting the second block of 60 questions. Two blocks of 60 questions (about 2 hours of test taking), is your goal. Slowly introduce your body and brain into long periods of focus.

Zobia Everitt


How much is the Pance exam?

Exam Registration
Ninety (90) days prior to the expected graduation/completion date received by NCCPA, you'll be able to register for PANCE and submit an application and $475 exam fee online at NCCPA Connect (

Samera Masmitja


How long is the packrat exam?

Medical standards are current as of publication (November each year). By default, students are allowed three hours and 45 minutes to take the PACKRAT with no scheduled break. That equates to one minute per question.