NEBDN June 2021 OSCE Exam Information


Part 1 - Exam Date, Time and Password


Friday 4th June at 9.00am

Exam lasts: 
1 hour 

Login / password details:
The candidate login details (link and password) will be sent to the candidates directly from the NEBDN on Wednesday 2nd June.

NB: If you have not received your email from the NEBDN by 10am on Thursday 3rd June, please initially check your spam.  If they are not there please email to request these to be sent again.


Part 2 - Exam Dates, Times and Passwords


5th June (exact times and dates to be confirmed to all candidates individually)

Exam lasts:
40 minutes

Login / password details:
The candidate login details (link and password) will be sent to the candidates directly from the NEBDN on Wednesday 2nd June. 



Mandatory Practice Session Dates and Times

24th May the NEBDN will email candidate passwords for another compulsory practice session on MaxExam.
Everyone needs to complete this practice session, regardless of whether they had already completed one successfully prior to the April written exam.

27th May from 9.00am to June 1st 9.00pm The practice session for the Workbook must be completed within this timeframe to be allowed to take the exam.  By completing the practice, you will be confirming your place for the exam 

The session will consist of a tutorial and an opportunity to practice using the exam software. This may not necessarily include questions related to the exam.  This is purely there to help you understand the software and how the exam will look and work on the day.  A helpful user guide for downloading the MaxExam App is contained in a link further down the page and video of the process can be found:

Support will be available for any issues that may arise during the practice session. Full details will be provided with candidate log in details from the NEBDN.

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OSCE Workbook Exam Information

Please click on the link below for instructions on how to download and install the exam software.

Computer Health Check
Click on this link, read and run through the guide to ensure that nothing gets in the way of your exam.  This contains the technical information you need regarding computer hardware and software in order to sit the exam.
On the day, make sure that your laptop is plugged into a power source so that it does not lose power during the exam.

Setting up for the exam
You should take this exam in a quiet environment either at work or at home. No one else should be in the room, or enter the room, for the duration of the exam. You should not communicate with anyone (other than NEBDN) during the exam.

Admittance to the exam
You must ensure that you are logged on at least 15 minutes prior to the start  of the exam. It will not be possible to start the exam earlier than the given start time. A step by step login guide will be provided at the time. If you require assistance at any time call NEBDN 01772 429917.

Electronic Mobile Devices
You are allowed to have your mobile device to hand, but it must be switched off, unless you have been allocated a NEBDN Reader.  Put the NEBDN telephone number in your contacts in case you need to call them for advice in the middle of your exam.

During the exam
If you lose internet connection, don’t panic, continue to answer the questions as normal. The data will still be recorded in the application. Usually the internet reconnects without intervention.
If you cannot submit your assessment at the end of the exam, you will receive an error message. Click retry.
If the error message occurs again, click exit. Then reconnect your internet and log back into the exam App. Upon logging into the App it will automatically submit your assessment.

Time During the Exam
It is important that you complete all questions. Monitor the time. In the bottom right-hand corner of your screen the time remaining will start to count down as soon as you click start to begin the exam.

Finishing the exam
At the end, click on Menu at the bottom of the screen, then click Finish the Exam.

Monitoring Examinees
The MaxExam software is sophisticated in monitoring your performance. The software produces cheat analysis reports for NEBDN. If your device is used to access the internet to search for answers, the software will lockdown your device.
During the exam the software will also alert NEBDN of any suspicious, unusual or concerning behaviour.
The time given for questions would not allow you time to search for answers, anyway. Therefore, act professionally and with honesty.



The NEBDN has produced a brief video of an example of what the Online OSCE will look like for candidates with key information provided. Please note; the station included in the video is not a live OSCE station and is purely an example.



Students will be emailed their results on Thursday 15th July.

Please remember
1) do not contact us or the NEBDN before this date as we will not have them.
2) to check your spam and if you have not received them by 7pm on that date email for them to be sent again.

NEBDN OSCE Online Information

The NEBDN has provided a document for all candidates to read containing important information for the online OSCE.  Click here to view.