Preference on list for residents of Nevada.
In establishing the lists of eligible persons, a preference must be allowed for persons who reside in this State at the time the examination is completed. Five points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination. For the purposes of this section, the person examined must reside physically within the State. If any person is absent from the State with the intention in good faith to return without delay and continue the person’s residence, the time of the absence must not be considered in determining the fact of the person’s residence.