PANCE Passing Score and Scoring Guide
How Is the PANCE Scored?
The NCCPA selects a diverse panel of PA content experts to determine the PANCE passing score. Charged with identifying core competencies an entry-level PA should be able to demonstrate to be trusted as a capable clinician, the panel reviews and rates each PANCE question in a meticulous process, determining its point value.
How many questions do you need to answer to pass the PANCE?
Your PANCE exam score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect or blank answers. Therefore, it is recommended that you answer every question on the exam in order to achieve your highest PANCE score possible.
How are scores calculated on the PANCE?
How to Know If You Have Passed The PANCE
The NCCPA will email you after your PANCE when your results are ready. The email will have instructions on how to find your PANCE score in your online account. In order to find out your exam results, be sure that the NCCPA has your correct email address.
When are PANCE scores released?
It can take up to two weeks to receive your PANCE exam results; however, most results are reported within four business days.
What is a good PANCE score?
Pass Rates for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
What if my PANCE score is less than 350?
Any PANCE score below 350 is a failing score. If you want to ensure a PANCE passing score on your first attempt, prep with UWorld’s premium exam-like questions and in-depth answer explanations. Working through quality PANCE practice questions builds confidence and increases exam readiness, contributing to your success on test day.