EC-Council Exams are available in a variety of formats to ensure the high integrity of the certification exams (I.e. different question banks).
Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group, which is overseen by a committee of subject matter experts to ensure that each exam not only has academic rigor but also has real-world applicability.
There is also a method for determining the difficulty level of each question.
The individual rating is then used to calculate an overall cut score for each exam form.
Cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis to ensure that each form has equal assessment standards.
Cut scores can range from 60% to 85% depending on the exam form being challenged.