A candidate taking the skills portion of the nurse aide exam needs to demonstrate six nursing assistant skills. In order to be successful on this portion of the test, the person has to obtain a minimum score of seventy percent after performing each skill. Some skills have more than one mandatory step and each step needs to be performed correctly to pass that particular skill. If you fail one of the six skills then you fail the entire exam. Each time you sit for the hands-on test a new set of skills is given. You may take the test three times before you are required to retrain.