EC-Council's Scoring and Test Performance Guide
Scoring and Test Performance
A student will receive a notification of their “passed” or “failed” status after successfully submitting their exam. In addition, they will receive an exam transcript that will provide them with the exam result and feedback on their performance in the skill areas measured.
The score report provides pass/fail status and the candidate’s performance in each skill area assessed in the exam if the candidate fails the test. Using this information, candidates can determine their strengths and weaknesses.
How can a student determine whether they answered a specific question correctly and if the answer affected their pass/fail status?
This level of information is not provided to the students. EC-Council does not share information about the specific questions that were missed or answered incorrectly to protect the integrity of the certification process.
In order to determine whether a candidate has “passed” or “failed” the exam, the points earned on each question are totaled and compared with the cut score.
EC-Council exams are provided in different question banks. Each form is carefully assessed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group by a committee of subject matter experts to ensure that they have academic rigor and “real-world” applicability. We also follow a process to determine the difficulty rating for questions. The individual rating calculates an overall “cut score” for each exam form. Cut scores are established on a “per exam form” basis to guarantee that the evaluation requirements are the same for all forms. The exact cut score of the exam form is published on the ECC exam portal instructions page before the exam starts.
Yes, they will have to request another exam voucher to retake the exam by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with their details. However, they need not go through the eligibility application process again.
For detailed information on this, please check our Exam Retake Policy by clicking on https://cert.eccouncil.org/ec-council-exam-retake-policy.html.