Exam Format

  • The Assessments consist of a range of multiple-choice and free-response questions.
  • For the multiple-choice questions, students will have to choose the correct answer from the four possible options.
  • For the free response questions, students will have to write the answers in the boxes provided.
  • Each question is worth one mark.
  • The total score is the number of correct answers.
  • No marks are deducted for Incorrect answers.
  • Papers are ordered from the easiest items to the most difficult items.
  • The items towards the end of the paper are designed to provide an opportunity for the most able students to demonstrate a high level of skill.
  • The questions are carefully graded to cater to a wide range of student abilities using contexts that stimulate students' interest and engage their attention. Students at all levels of competency stand to benefit from participation in the diagnostic assessments.