When the examination is being prepared, we pay particular attention to making sure that questions are mutually exclusive. However, the committee members may choose to award marks depending on the clinical relevance of the situation. They may decide to award a mark for both parts of the answer.
The correction process is very strict, so that we can be sure that all candidates have been fairly evaluated. The expected answers to examination questions are determined ahead of time by the committees of nurses who prepare the examination. Then the examination is corrected by correctors supervised by nurses belonging to the exam development committees. Questions are corrected one at a time, for all candidates, meaning that other answers considered appropriate by the members of the exam development committees can be accepted during the correction process.