How to create an Assessment

How to create a Test

 Mercer | Mettl gives you the freedom to define the blueprint and total scoring of the test. Any test can be tailor-made as per the requirements.  
i. Accounts having no active/created tests (Usually new accounts) 
ii. Accounts already having (at-least one test for existing accounts) 

1. Creating the blueprint of a test 

1. This is how the dashboard looks like, when no test is created. To create a new test, we must select “Create your Own Test”. 

2. When we select “Create your own test”, a popup of “Create new test” will appear.  


3. We can create 3 types of tests in Mettl. 
1.Timed test 
2. Deadline Based test (Please connect with your account executive) 
3. Practice Session  


4. Specify a test name, select the test language, select the purpose of test and select the type of test to be created. Once this is done, click on "Proceed."  

Please enter basic details before proceeding: 

A. Test Name: Test name should be unique for each test that we create.  

B. Test Language: By selecting this, we define the language which is to be displayed while loading and attempting the test. The selected language will only change the “Defaults” or “Generic” navigation buttons available on the test window (as shown in the below screenshot.) 

C. Purpose of the test: The purpose of the test helps in drawing any use-case/project-based analytics from the test results. The purpose of the test can be selected from the drop-down menu.  


5. Test/Test creation page will open (As shown below). A text box will be available at the top. We can use this text box to search for the specific skills/topics to be added in the test.  

All skills/topics that were added under "My Questions" tab can be searched. Alternatively, if given access, we can also search for topics/skills available in Mettl's Question library. 

Type the required skill name in the “Search Box” and select the relevant skill from the drop-down that appears. We may add multiple skill sets in the same test. 

6.Customizing the blueprint of a test 

6.1 Creating a Test  

While creating a test we can, select the topics for the test and can define other parameters like: 

1. Section Name: A test may have multiple sections, depending upon the structure of the test. To create/edit sections.
Double Click on the default section name and feed the section name.  We can set the same section name for multiple “skills / Question Banks” that has been added. Thus, when the test is started questions from these skill sets would be presented under one “Section Name”. 


2. Skill Name: This is a non-editable field. The selected topics/skill names will be shown in this field. 



3. Source: This is a non-editable field and indicates the source from where the skill/topic has been picked which can either be “Mettl” indicating that this question bank has been picked from Mercer | Mettl library or “Self” indicating that this question bank has been picked and uploaded by the account owner. 

4. Level: This displays the level of question bank/topic/skill that has been selected. If present, we can switch and select alternate levels of questions from the drop-down shown after double clicking this field.  

To have three difficulty levels of the same skill, we must add that skill three times. We cannot have the same skill with the same difficulty level twice in the same test. 


5. Q- Type: This field displays the Type of question that we can pick from the topic/skills. For eg. If the skill name "Java" has MCQ, Checkbox and Code Snippet type of questions, we can select the type of question that you would want in the test. However, if you want the system to randomly chose between all the question types, please select "All Type".


 6. No. of Questions: We will choose the number of questions that we want to randomly display in the test (from the available questions in the selected skills/topic. 
 However, if you wish to pick & select a specific set of questions, you can do so by clicking on the total available questions (233 of 3345) and handpicking the set of questions you want to show.


7. Correct Grade: To allocate marks to each correct answer given in this topic/skill, chose this field and enter the marks.


8. Incorrect Grade: To allocate negative marks to each incorrect answer given in this topic/skill, chose this field and enter the marks.
This field has a Specific format, marks should be preceded with “-“ i.e. a minus. As shown in the screenshot below 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in the “Technical Aptitude” Skill under Difficultly level “Easy”. 



9. Select Question: This field displays the number of questions that are fixed/displayed every time this test is started for each candidate. You may click on the current Number and select the desired question from the available questions. The number of questions should be either less than or equal to the number of questions selected for display. 



10. Delete / Remove Skill: To remove a skill, we need to click on the “Delete icon” as shown in the snapshot below. 

11. Three Dot's Additional fields: These additional settings help you to: 
  1. Setting the time duration for each section name. 
  2. If random selection is enabled, questions would be randomly picked from the question pool. If the setting is disabled, then all test takers would get same question(s) from the question pool.  


6. 2 Advance Options  

Please click here to know more about advanced options.  

7. Candidate Performance Categories 

While creating a test, we can also choose to define various result ranges as custom categories (Good, Average Excellent, Poor etc.). While saving the created test, we will be prompted to do so. If we want to do this activity some other time, click on "Later". 

1.Once you have created the test, click on save and exit.  

2. When we click on save and exit, this is how the popup of Performance categories will appear. We can click on “later”.  


3. To set performance categories for any test select “Test Taker’s” option on the Test tile, we will be redirected to the results dashboard page.  

4. Select “Setup Performance Categories” as highlighted in the below screenshot.  


5. Most of the performance categories are already mentioned. These categories can be changed, the unwanted categories can be deleted as well.  

Note: The Performance Categories can only be set up in percentages.