How to use CBT Author Module : Testlet Question Type

In this question type candidate is given a scenario based on which multiple questions are asked. The given scenario is called the main question, and questions asked based on it are called sub questions. Sub questions can be "Multiple Choice Single Answer" type or "Multiple Choice Multiple Answer" type.

1. Entering a new question : To enter a new question select "Testlet" under "Choose Question Type" in Author/Question Type screen and click on "Add New/Insert".

A new window will be opened to enter the question as shown below:

Testlet Question type screen 1

Following are the fields in the question entering window:

  • Question : Enter the main question or the scenario in this field. 
  • Enter number of sub questions: In this field provide the total number of sub questions that are required for this scenario.
  • Enter scenario sub question : In this field enter the sub question. (Note : Sub QID field will display the sub question id which is currently being entered) 
  • Select Question Type : Author must select sub question type here. Sub questions can be "Multiple Choice Single Answer" type or "Multiple Choice Multiple Answer" type
  • Difficulty Level : Use this option to select difficulty level for the question to Beginner, Intermediate or Expert. Default value is set to Beginner.
  • Category : Use this option to assign this question to a specific category (topic). By default first category is selected.
  • Score : This field shows the score assigned to this question.
  • Exhibit : This option displays the name of the image file selected by browsing.
  • Explanation : Any explanation for the sub question can be entered in this field. 
  • Choices : Total 6 choices (answer options) can be provided for the sub question. Each question must have at least 4 answer options [choice5 and choice6 are optional]. Enter the choices (answer options) in these fields.
  • Correct Answer : Each choice (answer option) is provided with a check box field which can be checked to mark that choice as correct answer for the sub question. "Multiple Choice Single Answer" type question can have only one correct choice (answer) where as "Multiple Choice Multiple Answer" sub question type must have minimum two correct choice (answer).

Click on "Save" button to save the sub question. You will be prompted to enter next sub question. Once all the sub questions are entered message will be displayed that question have been entered in database.

Previous and Next buttons can be used to navigate to other questions and insert new question at specific place in the database.

Close button can be used to exit without saving the question.

2. Edit an existing question : To edit an existing question select select "Testlet" under "Choose Question Type" in Author/Question Type screen and click on "Edit/Delete".

A new window will open and display the first question present in this question type.

Testlet Question type screen 2

Use previous and Next button to navigate to the desired question. Use "Next sub" button to navigate between sub questions. Make required changes and click "Edit" button to save the changes. Use "Close" button to exit without saving.

3. Delete an Question : Follow the steps to open the question for editing (Edit an Existing Question) and click on "Delete" button to remove the sub question from the database.