Question pooling is the process of adding questions from a question pool to a test that multiple candidates attempt such that each candidate receives a different set of questions.
You can create a question pool either from the questions in HackerEarth’s library or from those in your custom library (My Library).
Creating a question pool from HackerEarth’s library
Note: It is assumed that you have already created a random section.
- In the section to which you want to add questions, click Choose from Library.
HackerEarth’s Library is chosen by default.
- In the All levels list, select the level of difficulty. For example, Medium.
Important: The difficulty level and the max. marks of all the questions in a section must be the same to ensure that the testing process is fair. If you add questions of varying difficulty levels to a question pool, then some candidates may get a test that has many questions of the difficulty level Hard, while others may get a test that has many questions of the difficulty levels Easy or Medium. This will not give you an accurate assessment of the candidate’s skills.
- In the All Topics list, select the topic that you want to add questions from. For example, Java.
Note: While there are no restrictions on the number of topics that you can select, we recommend that you select only one topic per question pool to ensure that you use this feature effectively.
- Select the questions that you want to add to the question pool.
- Click Add selected.
You have successfully created a question pool.
- To select the number of problems that you want a candidate to see in a test, add the number in the Show ___ problems added by you field. For example, 5.
If you have created a question pool of 10 questions and you specify that 5 problems should be shown. Each candidate who takes the test will see 5 problems from this pool in their test. These questions will be displayed in a random order.You can also create a question pool from your custom library (My library). For more information, click here.