Supported Question Types in Testpress

Testpress supports multiple question types. When a participant enters the correct response, they receive full credit. Optionally, negative marks or penalties can also be provided for incorrect responses.

Multiple Choice Questions

Testpress supports two types of multiple-choice questions.
  • MCQ Single Correct: This classic format presents multiple options but only one correct answer.
  • MCQ Multiple Correct: This type of question has more than one correct answer.
  • Full Credit: The user must select all correct answers to receive full credit.
  • Partial Credit: With Testpress, you can also provide partial credit if the user selects any of the correct answers.

Short Answer

Allows the user to provide a brief text response to a question.
  • Full Score for Correct Response: If the user enters a correct response, they will receive 100% of the full score.
  • Multiple Correct Responses: A question can have multiple correct responses, each eligible for 100% of the score.
  • Partial Correct Responses: Additionally, the administrator can designate partial correct responses. These may yield a percentage of the full score, rather than the full 100%.

Numeric Response

  • Answer Types: Allows the user to enter numeric values, including fractions, whole numbers, and decimals.
  • Correct Value or Range: The administrator can set a single correct value or program the system to accept a range for the correct value. For example, any value between 2.1 and 2.3 can receive full credit.
  • Multiple Correct Values: Similar to short answers, this question type can accommodate multiple correct values.
  • Partial Correct Values: The administrator can also designate partial correct values. These may yield a percentage of the full score, rather than the full 100%.
  • Common in Standardized Tests: Widely used in tests like SAT, GATE, JEE Advanced and Mains

Match Type

  • Match Type questions require users to pair items from two columns or lists, testing their ability to link related elements.
  • Scoring can be straightforward (correct or incorrect) or more nuanced with partial credits for each correct match.

Gap Fill Questions

  • Format: Features sentences or paragraphs with blanks for users to fill with correct words, numbers, or phrases.
  • Common in Standardized Tests: Widely used in language proficiency exams such as IELTS and TOEFL.

Audio Response Questions

  • Format: Requires users to provide answers verbally, recorded for later assessment.
  • Purpose: Evaluates speaking skills including pronunciation, fluency, and the ability to respond spontaneously.
  • Common in Standardized Tests: Extensively used in language proficiency exams like IELTS and TOEFL to assess oral communication abilities.
  • Technology Requirements: Requires a microphone and the user has to provide permission for the browser to access the microphone.
  • Scoring: Manually graded by human evaluators who assess responses based on clarity, grammatical accuracy.

File Type Responses

  • Format: Requires users to upload a response in the form of a file, which may include documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, or other formats.
  • Usage: Commonly used in academic and professional settings for assignments, project submissions, and tasks requiring comprehensive documentation or specialized work.
  • Scoring: Manually graded by human evaluators

Essay type response

  • Format: Requires users to type the answers in the space provided.
  • Usage: Common in language proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL and GRE
  • Scoring: Manually graded by human evaluators

Table Analysis

  • Format: Present data sets in table format. Students sort and analyze information. Answer a series of questions based on the data.
  • This is commonly used in exams like GMAT.

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