NCCT Medical Assistant Practice Test

If you are preparing to become a NCCT medical assistant, take our NCCT practice test below.

One of the best ways to prepare for this exam is by taking a practice test. You will get a better idea of what kinds of questions to expect before going into the actual exam.

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NCCT Medical Assistant Exam Overview

The NCCT medical assistant exam is a 165 multiple-choice question exam administered in 40-minute segments.

There are 15 unscored questions that do not differ from the scored questions of the exam, so you should answer each question to the best of your ability.

The topics on the NCCT test are as follows:

  1. Administrative Skills (38 questions, 40 minutes, 25% of the exam)
  • Advocating/Navigating for Patients
  • Establishing Patient Medical Records
  • Medical Business Practices
  • Medical Reception
  • Practice Finances
  • Scheduling Appointments
  1. General Knowledge (42 questions, 40 minutes, 28% of the exam)
  • Communication Skills
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Law and Regulatory Guidelines
  • Professionalism
  • Psychology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  1. Clinical Practices (70 questions, 40 minutes, 47% of the exam)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assisting the Provider
  • Basic First Aid
  • Collecting and Processing Specimens
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Documentation of Care
  • Emergency Management
  • Infection Control
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Intake
  • Patient Preparation
  • Pharmacology

As you can see, there are many different topics on the NCCT test. To gain exposure to all the topics and the format of the questions, it’s best to take a NCCT medical assistant practice test.

For more practice, you can use our medical assistant study guide.

Am I Eligible to Take the NCCT Medical Assistant Exam?

All people hoping to take the NCMA test must have a high school diploma or an equivalent degree (such as a GED). Then, you can qualify by meeting one of the following three requirements:

  • Be a recent graduate (no more than 12 months) or a completing student (no more than 30 days from graduating) from an Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) program
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing medical assistant
  • Complete the equivalent medical training from the United States military

Does the NCCT Medical Assistant Exam Cost Money?

No matter which route you take to become eligible to take the exam, the cost to take the NCCT medical assistant exam is $119.

How is the NCCT Medical Assistant Exam Scored?

The scaled score needed to pass the NCCT medical assistant exam is 70. Upon completing the exam, you will get a passing or failing notification, but that doesn’t mean you are certified.

If you meet all the application requirements, you will receive notice of your certification within three months of testing.

NCCT Medical Assistant Exam FAQs

How many questions are on the exam?

There are 165 questions on the exam. However, only 150 questions are scored. You will not know which of the 15 questions are unscored.

Is there a time limit?

You are given three 40-minute segments for the exam, meaning a total of two hours are allotted for the NCCT test.

What is passing score for the exam?

You need at least 70 to pass the NCCT medical assistant test.

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