To help you get a quick and easy start on SkillCounty, this article is a guide for test takers on how to begin with their test and respond to various types of questions.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • How to Start a Test?
    • Agree to the Test Condition
    • Start Test
    • The “Important Note”
  • The Test Page Interface
    • Test Timer
    • Read Instructions Again
    • Collapse Question Preview
    • View All Sections
    • View Number of Questions Answered
    • Skip, Save and Next, Save and Back Buttons
    • Advanced Editor
    • Ranking Questions
    • Open Ended Questions
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    • Custom Type Questions
    • Passage Type Questions
    • Coding Questions
    • Audio Only Questions
    • Audio-Video Questions
    • End Test

How to Start a Test?

Agree to the Test Condition

On the left hand side of the page, you can see your name, email and the information related to the assessment and on the right side of the page, there are the instructions related to the test and the condition. In order to proceed further, read all the instructions and condition carefully before you agree to the condition.

Instructions for the Assessments along with the test conditions

Start Test

After agreeing to the condition, you should see the page shown below. Here, you can see the details related to the sections in the test and after seeing the section details you’ll need to click on “Start Test”, to proceed with your assessment.

View section details and start your test

The “Important Note”

You will be warned once, that all of your activities during the test will be recorded. You will need to click on ‘Okay’, if you want to proceed with the test.

A warning that all your activities during the test will be recorded

The Test Page Interface 

Test Timer 

You can see the remaining time for the test (If there is a time limit for the test), at the top left corner of the Test page, at all times during the assessment.

See remaining time for the assessment

Read Instructions Again

If you want to read the Instructions for the test again, you can do so by clicking on the instructions button. After clicking on the ‘Instructions’ button, you should see a pop-up with all the Instructions.

Re-read Instructions for the test
Read Instructions for the assessment again

Collapse Question Preview

If you need more area to type your answers, you can collapse the left hand side of the page (where the preview of the questions is visible) by clicking on the ‘Collapse’ button, just below the ‘Instructions’ button.

To see the preview of the questions on the left side of the screen again, you can click on the expand screen symbol.

Collapse the question preview area of the test page
Test Screen after the question preview is collapsed

View All Sections

If you want to see all the sections of the assessment you can click on the ‘All Sections’ button to see all the sections of the assessment.

View all the sections of the assessment
All sections of the test along with their question preview

You can answer the question of your choice by clicking on the ‘Answer’ button in front of the questions.

Answer a question directly, after seeing its preview on the all sections page

You can also click on any of the question number (on the left side of the screen) to directly answer the question.

View Number of Questions Answered 

You can see the number of questions you have answered out of the total number of questions, at the top right corner of the screen, below the ‘End Test’ button.

See the number of questions you have answered

Skip, Save and Next, Save and Back Buttons

If you want to skip the question, you can do so by clicking on the skip button below. When you want to go back to the previous question, use the ‘Back’ button. Once you are done with your answer or halfway done with your answer, use the ‘Save’ button to save your answer. If you want to save the answer and move to the next question, you can directly use the ‘Save And Next’ Button.

 Use Skip, Save, Save and Next, and Back Buttons to save, skip or go to the previous questions

Advanced Editor 

If you want to add a table or a picture or format your text, you can use the advanced editor to do the same. 

Advanced Editor to format your text and add a picture or table to your answers

Ranking Questions

In case of ranking questions, you will just have to hold the option from the 6 dots on the left or from anywhere on the option. Now, you will just have to drag the option and then place it, wherever you want to. Similarly, arrange the rest of the options in the correct order. Once, you are done with your answer, you will have to save your answer using the ‘Save’ Button below. You can also use the ‘Save and Next’ button to save the answer and move to the next question.

Drag options to the right rank to answer Ranking Based Questions

Open Ended Questions

In case of Open Ended questions, you will have to type out your answer in the text box provided below. Use the advanced editor, if you want to format your text or add a table or a picture. You can also see the number of words you have written, at the bottom right corner of the text box. Once you are satisfied with your answer, save your answer using the ‘Save’ Button or the ‘Save and Next’ button.

Use text box with advanced editor to answer Open-Ended Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 

In case of MCQ type questions, you will just have to click anywhere on the right answer(s) to mark the correct answer(s). Once you are sure that your answer is correct, make sure to save your answer before moving to the next question.

Click on the right option to mark your answer for the MCQs

Custom Task Questions

In case of Custom Task questions, you can write your text answer in the text box. And, you can upload up-to 3 files (maximum size of each file can only be 5 MB) by dragging the file to the box below the text box or click on the “Click here” link to upload the file. After your are done with your answer, do not forget to save it.

Type your answer and upload a file for the Custom Task Question

Passage Questions

In case of Passage type questions, you can see the passage on the left side and the questions related to it on the right side of the screen. You need to answer the question related to the passage, after reading the passage. After you have answered the 1st question you can move on to the next question by clicking on the ‘Save and Next’ button below or you can directly jump to another question from the question numbers mentioned on the very left side of the screen. Just make sure to save your answers before you move onto the next question or next sub-question.

Read the passage on the left and then answer the sub-questions on the right, based on the passage

Coding Questions 

In case of coding questions, you can see the coding problem on the left side and at the right side of the screen there is a code editor with intelligence. The code editor is provided with a dropdown for selecting the programming language at the top right corner of the screen below the “End Test” button. You can also reset your code using the “Reset Code” option beside the dropdown to choose the programming language.

Coding question on the left with the code editor on the right

You can test your code on your own input cases using the “Run Code” button below. To check if the written code passes the pre-defined test cases, you have to use the “Run Test Cases” button, this will give the total number of test cases that have passed or failed. When you are sure that your code is correct, you can submit your code in order to save it.

Run and Submit your code to save your answer

Audio Only Questions

To record your audio, you will need to click on “Allow Mic” and then allow access to SkillCounty to record audio. After allowing the access you’ll have to click on the “Record” button, to record your audio. You can record audio of up to 1:30 minutes and after recording your audio you will have to click on the “Confirm and Upload” button to save your audio. You can also play the audio before you upload it and if you are unhappy with your recording you can use the “Restart Recording” button to re-record the audio.    

 Allow mic to record your voice
Re-record the audio or upload the recording

Audio-Video Questions 

In the case of Audio-Video Questions, you will need to click on “Allow Camera” and then allow access to SkillCounty to record your video. After allowing the access, you will need to click on the “Record” button to record your video and audio, before you start recording make sure you are in a well-lit area. You can record a video of up to 1:30 minutes and after recording the video make sure to use the “Confirm and Upload” to save your video. You can also play your video before you upload it and if you want to re-record the video after viewing it, you can use the “Restart Recording”, to do the same. 

Allow camera to record the video and audio
Re-record the video or upload the video

End Test 

When you have answered all the questions and are satisfied with your answers, you can end the assessment by clicking on the ‘End Test’ button (at the top right corner of the screen). You can also use the ‘Save and End’ button at the end of the last question to end your test.

End your Assessment

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