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The purpose of exams and testing

Tests and exams are used to evaluate and assess students and other candidates. Exams test abilities and development, their growth and progress for a certain study curriculum, module or position. Examinations are usually conducted on paper but you may even be tasted orally or on a computer. Examinations on paper are the most common for their ability to test you on a wide variety of topics and points while at the same time recording them.

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Why students fail exams

Exams came around and you did not do so well. You struggled during your study period, and now that they have gone by, you’re struggling again, repeating the mistakes you made before. There are some mistakes you don’t even know you are making. Let’s talk about some of these and we might help you do better in your studies. Why do students fail exams? This is a topic that has been debated on, talked about among scholarly circles, and has been a subject of many research studies.  

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How to prepare for college entrance exams

College entrance exams can be daunting, but you should understand that attempting these exams are no different from the exams you have attended throughout your educational career. It does vary in the fact that it is a standardized aptitude test. It will test your verbal, analytical, and writing skills. Just think of it as an in-depth IQ tests that measure your potential to perform well in college. Though just like every other exam, it pays to go in for them prepared.

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Developing a psychological test

A psychological test is a standardized measure of an individual’s performance of defined tasks. The development of psychological tests is a highly specialized process and should be performed by a team of experienced professionals. Those who are qualified to carry out these test are called psychometricians, most of them are psychologists with advanced graduate training. The process itself is difficult and lengthy, but we will try to explain it in brief here. Testing is the measurement of human knowledge, abilities, attitudes and personality traits. It is also called psychometrics.

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Employee aptitude tests

Employee aptitude tests are one of the best indicators of a candidate’s performance potential once he has been selected. They are an even more accurate indicator than actual interviews, according to Heneman and Judge, Staffing Organizations, (4th edition). Tests can be designed specifically in line with the employer’s needs. They reveal their true value to a company, while also giving the candidates an insight into the employer’s requirements upon taking the test.  

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Preparing for a psychological test

The job seekers’ market is becoming ever more complex as we progress. It is becoming so in an attempt to further refine the candidate screening process and find the best (human) resources for the job. One should note that the saying that there are no right or wrong answers with psychological tests is only half true; scores are assigned based on a particular type of personality – thus the preferred personality type will get a higher score. Employers simply seek to recruit those who are the right fit for the job.

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The Quiz Maker: Designing an HR Personality Quiz

Gone are the days when employers used to hire employees only on the basis of their qualification, experience, skills and good reference reports. 

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The Quiz Maker: True-False MCQs or One Best Answer MCQs?

Multiple choice questions based assessments have long been a part of our examination system. Whether it’s a competitive exam for assessing an individual’s admission application or an academic exam to gauge their knowledge about a subject, MCQs are often the preferred assessment tool.  With the view to overcome their inherent flaws, many variations of MCQs have developed over time. And, when the choice comes to select a variant for incorporation, examiners are often found struggling.

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The Quiz Maker: Designing MCQs Based Quiz for Online Assessment

The benefits of an online MCQs based quiz are well-documented, with a number of articles exploring the subject. For examiners who want to assess the knowledge of their students, both on fundamental level and advanced level of cognitive thinking, an online MCQ-based quiz is an interesting and convenient option to help them achieve their objective. That being said, the first timers are often found pondering over the question: 

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The Quiz Maker: Developing a Viral Marketing Quiz

Welcome to another blog from “The Quiz Maker” series, where we will be discussing strategies and tips on how to create an online quiz that can reinforce your digital marketing endeavors and supplement your marketing campaigns. Traditionally, we have focused on topics (hyperlink to blog titled, “The Quiz Maker: Designing MCQs Based Quiz for Online Assessment”) from academic point of view. This time we wanted to reinvent our focus and facilitate our readers who work as marketers or assume responsibilities of a corporate leader in their everyday lives, looking for ways to support their digital marketing campaigns. 

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