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How to Create Test Questions

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This article will guide you through the steps to create test questions.

Step 1:

Log in to the platform, navigate to 'Assessments', and click on the 'Optionscorresponding to the test to which you want to add questions. Now, select "Questions" under More.

Step 2:

Click on the 'Add Test Question' button to get started.


Step 3:

Assign Question to Question Objective/Category. 

Every question needs to be mapped to a question objective. 

Click on 'Add Objective' to create a new objective (You can also create objectives by following the Objectives link in test options).

The final score includes the objective score breakdown that will help accurately pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of candidates.


Select Question Type
BrainCert supports several advanced question types. Select the question type you need from the dropdown list.


Here is a brief outline of the question types we support.

a) Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice questions present a statement or question with a list of possible answers, from which respondents must choose the best possible answer. In this question type, only one answer can be selected for each question. 

b) Multiple Answer

Multiple Answer questions require respondents to identify one or more correct answers from a list of possible answers. Unlike multiple-choice questions, multiple-answer questions are presented with checkboxes that allow users to select more than one answer.

c) Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop questions are composed of one question (stem) with multiple possible answers (choices). The answer choices on the right need to be dragged and dropped over the correct question choice on the left. This innovative question type requires all choices to be matched with the correct question type.

d) Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks questions require respondents to fill in one or more missing words in an incomplete sentence, statement, phrase, list, or key terminology.

e) True or False

True or False questions present a single statement. Respondents must determine whether the statement is correct or incorrect.

f) Multiple True or False

Multiple True or False questions present multiple statements that respondents must determine correct or incorrect.

g) Audio Question

Audio questions allow playing an audio file, in which respondents must choose the best possible answer.

h) Video Question

Video questions allow playing a video file, in which respondents must choose the best possible answer.

i) Free text 

Free Text questions are ideal for open questions or short questions for you can expect a great variety of keywords (both Case-insensitive and Case-sensitive) as answers. Use Free Text questions, if you want to correct single and multiple-word answers that are graded automatically.

j) Essay

Essay questions are designed for long and detailed answers to questions that have to be read and manually graded by the instructor. As the grading of an essay is subjective, the question cannot be auto-scored.

The instructor can set a maximum word count and allow students to upload attachments as part of the question. The instructor can grade essay questions after the test has been completed.

Grading: This question type is not automatically graded. Students will not see this question included in the final score until it has been graded by the instructor manually. The final test score will be adjusted after the instructor finishes grading this question type manually.

Step 4:

1. Assign Question Difficulty Level

The question difficulty level is presented with 5 rating stars. You are required to assign the question difficulty level to each question which is particularly useful when you select Adaptive Scoring when creating/editing the test.


‚Äč2. Add relevant text to your Question

Add a description relevant to your question. You can then insert that image in the editor as supporting content.

3. Select the right answers

Add a description relevant to your answer choices and click on the correct answer choice on the left. You can dynamically add a new answer choice by clicking the "Add New" blue button.

4. Question Explanation

Add details explaining the answer choices or questions in general. The test taker can see the question explanation if "viewing answers" is enabled or at the end of the test when reviewing the questions.


Step 5:

Other Important Options/Features

  • Reference (URL) - Type the URL pointing to the test taker for further reading.
  • Question Status - You can mark it as "Not Published" to publish it later or leave the default option "Published" to make it live.
  • Include in Demo - Questions in Demo status are shown to all users when taking this test. This is useful when you are selling this test, and you want to show a few sample questions before the user purchases the full version of this test.
  • Once you are done adding the question & question type, click 'Save & Add New', if you want to save this question & create a new one. Click 'Save & Exit', if you need to save this question and exit.
We hope that you found this article helpful.
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