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COMLEX-USA Level 1 Exam Format

COMLEX-USA Computer-Based Examination Outline
SectionQuestions
150Morning Session: 4 Hours Total Testing Time
Questions can be answered, reviewed, and changed one section at a time. Individual sections are not timed.
250
Authorized 10-minute break
350
450
Authorized 40-minute lunch break
550Afternoon Session: 4 Hours Total Testing Time
Questions can be answered, reviewed, and changed one section at a time. Individual sections are not timed.
650
Authorized 10-minute break
750
850

Available Examination Features

Examination Review Screen
A review page is presented for each subsection. This provides candidates with information about the status of the items in the current subsection, which includes questions completed, questions marked for further review, and questions left incomplete (i.e., no answer is given).

Advancing through Examination Subsections
Once a subsection is completed, the candidate cannot return to review or change any answers within that subsection.

Time Limitations
Although each section is four hours in total, individual subsections are untimed. A clock is provided to assist with time management. Warnings are given of the time remaining before the end of each four-hour section.

Examination Visual References
Use of an “Exhibit” button may be required in order to see graphic materials related to a test question. These “Exhibits” consist of images, video or audio avatars. In some cases, two “Exhibits” may be used in order to answer a question.

Additional Tools
New functional features have been added, including a built-in standard calculator and lab values with reference ranges (where applicable) embedded directly into test questions and clinical cases. These features were made available during the COMLEX-USA 2017–18 new test cycles for each examination.

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