You can create Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that help in screening the candidates quickly and effortlessly. The Multiple Choice Questions can have one correct answer or multiple correct answers.
By default, the score assigned to one MCQ is 5. If there is more than one correct answer for a Question, then each correct answer is assigned an equal fraction of the total score.
Note: If a candidate selects more answer options than the number of correct answer options, then zero points are assigned.
|A multiple choice question is assigned 5 points. There are two correct options. Therefore, each option is for 2.5 points. If a candidate selects only one correct option, then the candidate gets only 2.5 points. However, if a candidate selects more than two options, then the candidate receives zero points.|
You cannot customize the score for each question while creating a question. However, you can change the score for the complete test with multiple choice questions from the MCQ settings located in advanced settings. The MCQ settings also allow you to assign a negative score for the incorrect answers.
Refer to the MCQ settings topic for more information.
- You must be logged in to your HackerRank for Work account.
- Click Library tab on the home page and then click Create Question.
2. In the Select Question Type dialog box, click Multiple Choice. The Create Multiple Choice Question page is displayed.
Note: To carry out a bulk upload of all multiple choice questions, perform step 3. Jump to step 4 if you want to create a single question.
3. On the top right corner of the Problem Statement page, click Bulk Upload MCQs.
A. In the displayed dialog box, click Upload CSV File to upload a file containing a maximum of 25 rows.
B. Each row contains one multiple choice question. You can upload multiple CSV files.
Refer the Bulk MCQ upload CSV specification topic for more information.
4. In the Problem Statement page, specify the following:
A. Problem Name
The problem name should be short and topical. It should not give any hints to solve the problem.
Tags are words or phrases that help with searchability and organization of your questions. You can add the existing tags or create new tags and set the difficulty level for your Question by associating the tags as Easy, Medium or Hard. Alternatively, associate custom Tags to identify your Question by its complexity or levels.
a. Click the Tags drop-down, and type a keyword. Example, Easy.
b. Click Add, the “Easy” tag is associated with the Question.
When you view your Questions in the Library, the associated tags will be indicated for every Question. You can use these Tags to generate candidate reports and performance graphs.
Refer the Setting the Difficulty Level for Questions topic for more information.
C. Problem Description
The problem statement must be clear and detailed. You can also use tables, graphs, or attachments to enhance the clarity.
D. Internal Notes
Internal notes are for later reference. You can include a rubric about scoring the questions or write solutions to the problems in this section. These can be used by your team while evaluating the test.
Note: Internal notes are only visible to your team and you.
5. In the Choices section, perform the following steps:
i. Select the Allow candidate to select more than one answer check box to enable multiple correct answers to the specified problem. This step is optional.
ii. Specify each answer choice in the fields marked as A, B, C, etc.
iii. If you want to format the answers in a certain way, click format as rich text and type the answers. The rich text editor allows you to include links and upload images. However, if you switch back to edit as normal text, the formatting is not retained.
iv. Click the required radio button to mark the corresponding field as the correct answer.
Note: If there are multiple correct answers, select multiple radio buttons. To perform this operation, you must have selected the option in step i.
v. Click Add one more choice to create one more options. You can add as many fields as required. This step is optional.
Tip: To delete an answer choice, hover your mouse on the corresponding field, and click X on the top right corner.
6. Click Save Question to save and exit. Alternatively, click Save & Add another to save this question and proceed to create another one.
7. You can support your problem statement, internal notes or answer choices by attaching a relevant reference file in these sections. Refer to the How to Attach a File to a Problem Statement topic for more information.
The Questions you create are stored in the HackerRank Library under the “My company questions” section. The Question type and the associated tags are indicated below every Question title as shown below.
While in the Library, you can proceed to create more questions or add Questions to your Tests.