Helpful Tips for During An Exam

June 9, 2016 Kelly Basara

Here are some helpful tips to acknowledge while taking an exam using SofTest!

  1. Immediately before SofTest launches the exam, you will be provided a warning screen with RED STOP SIGNS indicating that you should not begin the exam until instructed to do so. Heed this warning.
  2. During your exam, you can set a Reminder Alarm to appear at a specific time during  the exam. First, access the Tools and then the Reminder Alarm menu. Be sure to click the Set button to activate the alarm.
    • Note, SofTest will allow you to save your answers in the exam every 60 seconds.
  3. You can toggle (or switch) between questions using the blue navigation arrows.


  4. The Question Navigator button on the menu bar displays a list of all questions in a separate  window.
    • You can view all unanswered questions. 
    • If backward navigation is allowed, you can mark questions to revisit.
    • You can navigate to another question by clicking on the question number.
  5. If you encounter computer difficulty during the exam, notify a proctor for instructions.
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