You might remember from your days in college or taking standardized tests (SAT, GMAT, GRE) that sometimes it’s better to leave a question blank than to answer it wrong. But the total score is not the only thing that gets evaluated. In some cases, candidates are also evaluated on marks and submission time.
In Zoho Challenge 2.0, we recently rolled out a few features that make it a breeze to conduct online Competitive tests. These online tests are evaluated instantly, and also produce rank and time-ordered candidate listing. And now, you can also setup negative scores and also auto-evaluate answers with negative scoring.
As you’d expect, negative scoring is applied only for questions the candidate attempts. Negative scores can be applied either as a % of the max marks for the attempted question or as a flat negative mark. That way, you can set different penalties for guessing on different kinds of questions.
Now you can organize your exam questions in multiple question banks and bring them together in the test.