Preparing really well through MRI registry review courses, practice questions, and knowing the material thoroughly is essential before taking the ARRT MRI certification test, but that’s not all. Heading into the test without knowing what to expect, the number of questions, and its total duration can have a negative influence on your performance. Apart from studying for the exam, you need to study the exam and all its details to make sure you’re as prepared as you can be.
So apart from MRI registry review materials and excellent preparation, what do we know about the ARRT MRI registry exam? The test is a total of four hours long. Not all four hours are 100% exam questions. They’re rather a bit divided. You’ll start with an 18 minute tutorial first. The tutorial is just to get you acquainted with the test and the interface. After that you’ll have two minutes to complete the nondisclosure agreement. So the tutorial and the nondisclosure agreement make up the first 20 minutes of the 4 hours.
Once you’re done with them, you’ll start the test which is 3 hours and 30 minutes long. The test is composed of 220 questions, 200 of them are graded while 20 of them are pilot questions. Pilot questions aren’t graded and are experimental questions. Getting pilot questions wrong won’t affect your grade meaning that they don’t count as part of your score. Unfortunately, however, you have no way of knowing which questions are scored and which are pilot, so try to answer all the questions correctly.
After you’re done answering the 220 questions, you’ll have to take a 10-minute survey before completing your exam session. That concludes the four hours. On finishing the test you’ll receive a preliminary score report on the computer, but that report isn’t final. You should receive your final score report in the mail within three weeks of your exam date.
You should arrive at least 30 minutes before your exam start time. Being 15 minutes late to your exam will mean that you forfeit your appointment. So if you’re 15 minutes late your exam will practically be canceled and you won’t be refunded for it.
It’s important to take two forms of identification, provide a digital signature, be photographed, and have your palms scanned at the test center. You won’t be allowed to take anything with you into the test room. There should be a locker present in the center where you can leave your belongings. The test is computer based and you will be able to flag difficult questions so you can come back to them later on if you have time after finishing the test.
Raise your hand and someone working in the test center will go over to your station to ask if you need anything. You’re not allowed to get up and leave your computer or station without permission. Sure, mock exams and MRI registry review courses are essential, but they’re not worth much if you don’t know what your test day is going to look like so you can prepare for it.