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Verification of Scores

Examinees who have taken the Written Examination, the OSCE, the Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge, Assessment of Clinical Judgement, the DSCKE or the NDSE, may within one month of the release of results request a verification of their score.

Verification of the Written Examination and OSCE

NDEB staff members perform a manual rescore by comparing the answers on your answer score sheet with the master score sheet. In most circumstances, this process confirms that no errors were made during the scanning and electronic scoring process.

Verification of the AFK, ACJ and DSCKE

NDEB staff members confirm the score produced from the electronic examination matches the score provided to the examinee. The examinee’s answers are then compared to the master answer key. NDEB staff also confirms the test equating, rescaling (if applicable) has been calculated correctly.

Verification of the NDSE

There are two options for verification of an NDSE score.

  1. Rescore
    A rescore is a verification of the calculation of the final grade. A rescore is unlikely to change your final grade as all failing results have already been re-calculated by NDEB staff.
  2. Regrade
    A regrade is a re-evaluation of your performance using the original grading rubric, by a different group of examiners.

If you intend to request a rescore followed by a regrade if your result does not change, you must request both the rescore and regrade at the same time. When both a rescore and regrade are requested, the rescore will be completed first. If the rescore results in a passing grade, NDEB will cancel the regrade request and refund the regrade fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Verification of scores is available to examinees who have failed the examination. To request a verification of your AFK or ACJ score, log in to your NDEB online profile and select “Other Services”. For the Written, OSCE, or NDSE, you must log in to your NDEB online profile and select “results” from the menu on the left. For DSCKE participants, your request must be submitted by email to and payment sent by cheque or money order to the NDEB office.
Examinees are notified of the result of the verification by email approximately 6 weeks following the request. Regrades are typically completed within 12 weeks. In no circumstances will examinees have access to their examinations or scoresheets.