If you are a morning person, you should test in the morning. If you do not get your brain rolling until after lunch, it’s evident you should schedule your test for the afternoon time.
Personally, I am not a morning person. I can not get the best from my brain power until I have had a few cups of coffee and water. I even need a snack including a meat product before lunch time. Then right after lunch time, I am my best. My brain will start to work magic and I can answer just about any question you ask me. Yes! Including NCLEX style questions.
Also, it’s best to take your NCLEX right after you have completed a review/ refresher course. I recommend taking a review course along with practice assessments that are timed. Then, take your test within a week. Everything will be fresh, including test taking strategies, content, etc.
Nurse Danny LLC has a day were Dr. Nurse Danny dissect NCLEX style questions with students in week 5 of the NCLEX Refresher Course. This is followed up with timed assessments.