How to create Long Answer Question (LAQ)

How to create Long Answer Question (LAQ)

To add a LAQ type question:

  1. In your account, click on My Questions tab and click on Add Question button on top right side.
  2. Select the Question Type as Long Answer Question from the drop down options and provide a Topic Name in which the question is supposed to be added.
  3. In the screen that opens, fill the desired text for question. Since this is a Long answer type question, this would not require any response to be matched with. However you limit the number of words for the response by checking the checkbox of Has word limit and defining the limit for the same.
  4. For the auto evaluation of the question the check box of Enable automatic evaluation (Beta Version) shall be checked and reference text for the same shall be provided which the system shall refer while doing the evaluation.
    1. You can also edit the text of question/otions using our text editor options available at the top.
  5. You can now preview the added questions by clicking on the "Preview" button
  6. Then, click on the 'SAVE' button to save the question in the respective Skill-Set / Topic.

Please refer the below GIF for details;


Add LAQ questions in bulk: In order to upload bulk questions onto the platform, log in to your account and click on the ‘My Questions’ tab on the top bar.Once on the My Questions page, Click on the upload arrow beside ‘Add Questions’ tab and download the bulk upload template for the relevant ‘Question Type’




You will now see a xls file. The first sheet of the upload template is the ‘Instruction’ sheet which is detailed manual to help you navigate the upload template. All the necessary steps are laid out for easy understanding, we suggest that you refer it while using the template for the first time.

In the format downloaded, enter all your questions along with the following information(in the Long Answer(Manually Graded) sheet):
  1. Topic: Enter the ‘Question Bank’ under which you want the question to be saved on the platform. Please note that one question can have only one topic name, however questions for varying topics can be uploaded simultaneously.
  2. Difficulty Level: Enter the appropriate difficulty level for the question (Easy, Medium, Difficult).
  3. Question Text: Enter the respective text of the question.
  4. Word Limit (Optional): Enter the word limit that needs to be defined.
  5. Answer Description (Optional): If you want the answer description to be a part of the report, enter the appropriate description.
In the format downloaded, enter all your questions along with the following information(in the Long Answer(Auto- Beta) sheet):
  1. Topic: Enter the ‘Question Bank’ under which you want the question to be saved on the platform. Please note that one question can have only one topic name, however questions for varying topics can be uploaded simultaneously.
  2. Difficulty Level: Enter the appropriate difficulty level for the question (Easy, Medium, Difficult).
  3. Question Text: Enter the respective text of the question.
  4. Word Limit (Optional): Enter the word limit that needs to be defined.
  5. Reference Text: Enter the text against which the candidate’s response will be scored.
  6. Grammar Weightage: Enter weightage to be assigned for grammar.
  7. Coherence Weightage: Enter weightage to be assigned for coherence with the topic.
  8. Spelling Weightage: Enter weightage to be assigned for spelling correction.
Please note, assign weightage in such a way that the sum of options should be equal to 100%. Weightage for individual options can vary between 0-100% as required.

**Please ensure that if the fields marked as ‘Optional’ are not required, kindly leave it blank.