How to use the question and answer randomization option

This article explains how to use the question-and-answer randomization option for tests that are manually created but also for tests that are generated.

About randomization options

The following options are possible when creating a test:

  • If the Question randomization option is enabled, each candidate will have a different order of questions.
  • If the Answer randomization option is enabled, each candidate will have a different order of answers.

Note: It is possible to disable both options simultaneously, enable just one of these two options, or enable both.

Randomization in a manually created test

The following rules apply to a manually created test:

  • Answers with Ordering and Matching question types are always randomized.
  • Answers with Essay, True/false, Matrix, Open-ended, and Hot Spot questions always have the same answer order.
  • Multiple and Single choice questions always have the same answer order by default but can be randomized by enabling the Answer randomization option.

    Randomization in a generated test

    The following rules apply to Generated test:

    • The answers to Ordering and Matching types of questions are always randomized.
    • Answers with Essay, True/False, Matrix, Open-ended, and Hot Spot questions always have the same order.
    • Multiple and Single choice questions always have the same answer order by default.

    Enabling Question randomization and Answer randomization

    Select the Tests tab in the left-side menu and select the New test tab.

     

     

    In the fifth step of the test creation process, Add questions, and enable the option you want.

     

     

    Note: If this option is enabled, the order of questions and answers to candidates with the same test version will also be different.

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